hey you. yes, you. this has been quite the ride, hasn’t it. i find myself wondering if you’re tired too. maybe you, like me, have been searching endlessly. chasing possibility, guzzling fantasy, inhaling sweet nothings we make mean everything. there is something so compelling (dare i say noble) about the quest. i fancied myself a seeker, see, someone with ceaseless curiosity, a girl who never settled for a simple yes or no. a women hungry not just for information but wisdom more true. more and more true. always wanting more, that is me. a voracious consumer. this drive (my insatiable appetite) has taken me so very far and wide. i have experienced worlds, had my mind blown (again and again) and met so very many hearts. but lately what used to feed me has left me empty, staring into sparkly eyes, hoping for a flicker of what i used to believe. oh, i know, i know what this is. a sign. a something new. and so she came (as she always does when facing new), the panic, the terror i know so well, she came, making waves through every last inch of my now trembling body. i don’t want this, i thought, i don’t want to feel this way, i almost screamed, but she got louder than me, insisting i make myself breathe. and so i did, i breathed till i became her, and she me. and everything once solid became motion (an undeniable becoming) as pain turned to pleasure and i, i learned (finally) how to go in, in instead of out. in instead of out. oh that, this, this might change everything. a performer mostly, what if i didn’t need you to approve of me, who then would i be, who then will i be…

❤ 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.