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Blog Archives: February 2014

Take Back the Tutu

Take Back the Tutu - Part 2

February 27, 2014.
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Week is in full swing. There are many community and awareness events occurring this week. We were thrilled when Saint Paul City Ballet agreed to share their inspirational and courageous views of body image, and the idea that each and every person’s body is different. It’s important to embrace the body we have and take care of it. Our body is our body. It helps us do activities we enjoy and to move about our days. For these dancers, their bodies give them the ability to perform their art – ballet. And they vow to “Take Back the Tutu.”

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A Review of Eating Disorders and The Brain

February 26, 2014.
  • Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

    By Dr. Mark Warren

    One of the most exciting books to recently be published on eating disorders is the book Eating Disorders and the Brain by Drs Bryan Lask and Ian Frampton. A review of the book was recently published by Dr. Joel Yager, a prominent psychiatrist in the eating disorder field. Dr. Yager describes 2 parts of the book which I thought to be extraordinarily important. The first is an early chapter in the book by David Wood on why clinicians should love and appreciate neuroscience. This discussion, which focuses on free will, determinism, how the presentation of an eating disorder makes one think about philosophical, clinical, and medical issues is critically important. This chapter also discusses past assumptions and questions around the origins of eating disorders including genes, attachment theory, cultural theories, social adversity, family issues, maturation, issues of neural networks and how all of these issues can be seen not as etiologic factors but as factors that must be considered while treating these complex disorders. By moving beyond etiology into understanding complexity, he makes a tremendous contribution to the conceptualization of these illnesses.

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Dancers Take Back Ownership of Their Art Dancers Take Back Ownership of Their Art

Take Back the Tutu, Part 1

February 25, 2014.
  • It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week and we’re excited to share insight from dancers at Saint Paul City Ballet about being themselves and embracing their bodies for what they help them do – perform their art. This two part series will take you through the background of how “Taking Back the Tutu” came to be and share statements written by the nine dancers at the Company.

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Our First TEP Music Monday Playlist

February 04, 2014.
  • If you follow The Emily Program on Facebook, you’ve likely seen and listened to our #TEPMusicMonday songs. These songs are posted to inspire and motivate us all to get the week started on the right note.

    Over the past few weeks we’ve played quite a few songs and compiled them into one playlist on Spotify. We hope you enjoy our very first playlist! Some really great songs are included, new and old.

    If you have suggestions for songs we should use for our Facebook #TEPMusicMonday posts, please share. We’re always in search of new, inspiring songs. You can contact us through Facebook direct message or post a comment on any of the #TEPMusicMonday updates.

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