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Articles tagged with: Anxiety

When the Lyrics Quieted the Noise

October 26, 2016.
  • Woman listening to music

    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 Nicole, a former Emily Program client

    As I have grown up and entered the new chapter in my life that has begun my years as a young adult, I have had many obstacles thrown my way before reaching the age of 21. I am happy to say that I am living a happy, healthy, productive, and recovering life in my house up north with my mom and dad. However, it took many years of therapy, medication adjustments, and support from my loved ones to get to where I am today. Things weren’t always promising for me.

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Join Us for a Community Education Event on Eating Disorders and Co-occurring Diagnoses

March 24, 2016.
  • Eating disorders often present with other diagnoses, and one of the more common co-occurring disorders is anxiety.

    Join us for a community education event on "Anxiety and Eating Disorders: An Intertwined Relationship." The Emily Program's Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lucene Wisniewski will share information on the relationship between eating disorders and anxiety.

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A Simple Ode to Ourselves

December 03, 2015.
  • photo of coffee cup that says be someone who makes you happy

    By Elizabeth Cappers, an intern at The Emily Program

    The second I wake up in the morning my mind starts racing..."don't forget about your appointment today, and remember to finish that assignment for class -- you need to do well, and that test coming up -- you need to study more than last time because we know how that went...and oh yeah don't forget to feed the cat, seriously you need to eat breakfast, and come on now make sure you're on time, it's so embarrassing when you're late." Instantaneously I want to throw the covers over my head, close my eyes and disappear from the world as I become filled with an overwhelming and stressful lump of emotions that sits restlessly cold in my throat. How is anyone suppose to: get good grades, apply for graduate school, keep up their course load, study, exercise, eat right, have an internship, volunteer, work, hang out with friends, get enough sleep...let alone have one second to even to BREATHE! There are only 24 hours in a single day!

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You Are Enough.

November 03, 2015.
  • You Are Enough Elizabeth Capper Image

    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 Elizabeth Capper, intern at The Emily Program

    Several nights a week, I find myself lying wide-awake at 4 a.m. struggling to persuade myself back to sleep. Perhaps what really is on my mind during these sleepless nights is everyone's biggest nightmare: our insecurities.

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Enjoy the Summer With These Non-Food Related Activities

July 09, 2015.
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    By Dana Rademacher, intern at The Emily Program

    "Rest isn't idleness. To lie outside in summer listening to water murmur, or watching clouds float, is hardly a waste of time. – J. Lubbock"

    Ah, summer, you are finally here! As the dog days of summer are fast approaching, people start taking more vacations, going to the beach, and spending as much time relaxing with loved ones as possible. Unfortunately, the summertime isn't a fun and relaxing season for all, especially when you are struggling with an eating disorder or another mental illness such as depression or anxiety. It can be filled with a perceived pressure to have the busiest, most exciting summer ever, with added pressure to look "perfect" or "bikini ready." These types of pressure aren't beneficial for anyone. To help combat these summer stressors, here are a few non-food related ideas to help you relax and have more summer fun!

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