sensitivity is a gift (not a curse) and while at times it might mean you feel pain (and more of it) sometimes pain is simply the most appropriate response (to a world layered with illusions). we’re taught to avoid discomfort (at all cost) instead of how to be with it. we’re taught vulnerability is weakness instead of a demonstration of courage. we are told we are not enough (never quite lovable as we are) instead of how incredibly precious our uniqueness is. and we’re taught to numb the hurt instead of how to get to the source of it. pain (as far as i can tell) is here to teach us, speak to us, open us and remind us of what needs our attention (our tender care). so please don’t shut down. instead (maybe) step up (and out), get curious, be fierce, stay gentle, and love hard (love recklessly hard) please. because as far as i can tell we need more sensitivity (more understanding, more feeling, more consciousness) not less. oh and i do hope you do celebrate if you are a terribly real thing in a terribly false world. real is the new black (haven’t you heard). and i am pretty sure it is the very best thing one can be (really real).

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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Emily Rosen is the co-owner and CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating where she oversees business development strategies, student affairs, marketing and public relations, and keeps a pulse on the fields of eating psychology and nutrition to ensure the Institute’s position as a leader worldwide. Emily makes things happen. Her passion for health and transformation has provided her the opportunity to speak and present internationally and be at the forefront of a new generation of women leaders committed to making a heartfelt difference in the world. Her tireless work and faithful commitment have touched the lives of millions of fans and followers worldwide.