Dr. Elayne Daniels

How Effective Is Self-Help For Depression And Anxiety?

When it comes to managing mental health, self-help can be a powerful tool for helping you develop coping skills, gain a deeper understanding of yourself, and cultivate a more positive outlook on life. In other words, the practice of self-help can be an empowering, transformative catalyst in your life. But how effective is self-help for […]

3 Reasons So Many People Strongly Link Their Body Image And Self-Worth

Of all the “self-qualities” in one’s life portfolio, self-worth is the one that should be the unconditional foundation to all the others. Do you believe you’re a good person, deserving of respect? Do you tether yourself to life by inherent worth that worldly whims and expectations can’t strangle or sever? “Of course,” you may say. […]

Can You Have Anxiety And Depression Without Knowing It?

“A rose by any other name….” With that poetic entry, Shakespeare’s Juliet gave her audience pause with a gripping, timeless truth: A name can’t change an essence. Call it what you will – a rose will smell as sweet, a lemon taste as tart. And darkness is no less “what it is,” whether you’re talking […]

7 Things You Should Consider Before Joining An Online Eating Disorder Support Group

If you’re thinking about joining an online eating disorder support group, there are things to consider in advance. The decision to join a support group can be daunting and empowering at the same time. Thinking it through and evaluating the pro’s and con’s is important. The main purpose of any support group is to provide a […]

How To Know Which Of The Eating Disorder Solutions Will Be Most Effective For You

Eating disorders are serious, complex, and often debilitating. They’re also treatable. Eating disorder solutions, however, are not the same across the spectrum of eating disorders. So finding the one that is most effective for you is critical to successful treatment.  But where do you even start? If you guessed “eenie, meenie, miney, mo,” try again.  […]

Social Media Affecting Your Body Image? Take These 5 Positive Steps

Be honest. Is social media affecting your body image? Do you find yourself masking your true feelings behind a heart emoji? Pretending your peripheral vision doesn’t catch a comparative glance at the red-carpet and beach bodies vying for your eye-time? Unless you live in a bunker, the answer is probably yes. Social media has rapidly […]

5 Reasons So Many People Use Yoga For Anxiety And Depression Relief

The practice of yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity of our own being. – Sri Aurobindo (Indian philosopher) Some things stand the test of time unscathed and relatively unchanged. A little dusting off of age, a little modernization in packaging, but overall tried, true, and enduring. Yoga is a perfect example. […]

Are Body Positive Images Really Helpful For People With Body Image Issues?

Corsets, bikinis, skinny jeans, stilettos. Every culture has its version of the contrived ideal body and the clothes that should fit it. We all buy into it because it’s pumped into the very air we breathe, trying as we may to hold our breath in protest. Inclusive advertising, body positive images, anti-bullying campaigns — what, […]

How To Tell If You Have An Eating Disorder

Diagnosing an eating disorder is hard. Symptoms are hidden, by design. And you can’t tell just by looking at someone if they have an eating disorder. So then how do you know if someone has an eating disorder? For that matter, how can you tell if you have an eating disorder? Let’s be honest. Denial […]