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Body Image, Dance and Eating

  When you hear "Body Image", what do you think of? Is it... how you see yourself in the mirror? Is it... what you think of your body? It is... what you think others may be thinking of your body?   Understanding Body Image is crucial for dancers (and teachers!) because you're expressing your emotions,… Continue reading Body Image, Dance and Eating

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Eating Disorders conference wrap (ANZAED) plus more

I was in Melbourne to attend the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders’ annual conference. I knew it’ll be a worthwhile trip because of the great line-up of presenters but O H  M Y goodness, it was mind-blowing!   Courageous Conversations This was the theme for the conference. Providing a safe and brave… Continue reading Eating Disorders conference wrap (ANZAED) plus more

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“Lose weight to improve your health”… just doesn’t make sense!

  When someone (even a doctor) tells you to "lose weight to improve your health", it just doesn't make sense. Because your weight isn't reflective of your health behaviours, nor is it an accurate indicator of health status. Weight-loss seeking diets will deprive you both physically and psychologically as you restrict your food intake, variety… Continue reading “Lose weight to improve your health”… just doesn’t make sense!

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What I dream of on World Ballet Day

I think of my old friend, a beautiful dancer, who was told to lose weight if she wanted to be in the annual show. I think of my old dance teacher, who was constantly hungry but was afraid to eat. I think of those dancers, students and professionals, who are secretly suffering from eating issues… Continue reading What I dream of on World Ballet Day