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Blog Archives: June 2016

Recovery 2.0

June 28, 2016.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    By Clare Louise Harmon. Clare is the author of The Thingbody (Instar Books, 2015) and If Wishes Were Horses the Poor Would Ride (Finishing Line Press, 2016). She currently lives in New Orleans with her rescue dog, Tink.

    It’s been a minute since I’ve written for The Emily Program so allow me a sentence or two to introduce myself. Hi, I’m Clare. I’m a poet (largely) and playwright (trying to be) and make my daily bread as a grant writer in New Orleans. I spent a year at The Emily Program in IOP, IDP, and various groups before I moved to Louisiana in 2013. I am 30 years old and hold an MFA in Creative Writing; I am a rape survivor, fiercely dedicated to my recovery, and excited to share my story. Hi. Nice to meet you.

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Mindful Eating: Defining, Demystifying and Determining Practical Applications, Part 2

June 24, 2016. Written by Lisa Diers, R.D., L.D., E-R.Y.T.
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    The last time we “met” we explored the definitions of mindfulness and mindful eating. You may have even noticed an increase in your level of awareness during the selection, preparation and consumption of your meals. How was it to notice your breath, possibly inviting in a deeper one? Was bringing awareness to your feet touching the ground accessible to you? What happened?

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Social Media and Body Image

June 21, 2016.
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    Fitspiration—any message intended to encourage people to reach their fitness goals or attain an "ideal" body—has become a pervasive force in our social media landscape. Fitspiration messages most commonly take the form of blog posts, newsfeed updates, tracking apps, quotes, or images. In general, people use fitness and nutrition content as motivation to make healthier choices. But does this constant exposure to body image preoccupation really have a positive effect?

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Get Involved. Make a Difference.

June 16, 2016.
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    At The Emily Program, we passionately strive to increase eating disorder awareness, provide personalized care, and support lifetime recovery. If you've ever wondered how you can support our mission, there are plenty of ways to get involved! Here are a few ideas:

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Your Recovery is YOURS

June 14, 2016.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    By Carla Bellino, a former The Emily Program client and woman in recovery. Carla's own blog can be found here.

    I’ve suffered from anorexia nervosa for a little more than 3 years, paired with depression, anxiety, and self harm struggles. I’ve been through every care level of treatment available at The Emily Program.

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I Am the New Normal

June 02, 2016.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    by Maia Polson, a woman in recovery

    The word “normal” is one that holds a lot of power in our society. It seems to be the thing to strive for and run from at the same time. If you stray a bit too much from the mainstream, you become a misfit—abnormal, strange, the odd woman out. But try too hard to fit in and achieve normalcy, and you walk a fine line between the acceptable “normal” and the socially feared realm of mediocrity. We are constantly getting messages from society, our peers, and the media, about what kind of normal is the most acceptable at any one time. It can be easy to forget that the true definition is different for each of us and can only be determined by ourselves.

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