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“Same Brain, Different Operating System”

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I love metaphors. A few days ago on I scrolled by a meme on Facebook related to autism awareness.  It got me thinking about eating disorders and brain science and my work with F.E.A.S.T., and I thought it would be a great title for a blog entry, so here goes…
I’m sorry to disappoint anyone, but this isn't going to be a blog on neuroscience or technology or even directly about eating disorders - it’s about advocacy and relationship building and how F.E.A.S.T. works to support our mission and achieve our goals.
I have been puzzled by the latest flurry of "old vs new" attitudes between ED advocacy groups with similar goals which is occurring on social media.
Of course some groups are older than others, but that doesn't mean that a "new" approach is any better than another group's "old" approach. Every group needs to work according to their own operating structure, which will be different, not "good /bad" or "old /new."
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