the-little-big-things-1

because happy here.
because today was hard.
because all the things,
but mostly because
i saw something
about myself

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fighting-with-the-wind

why do you stay?
because i love him.
but he's breaking
your heart.
i know.
so why do you stay?

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how-we-fall-in-love

i am allergic
to dogs
(dogs still seem
to like me).
i am afraid
of boys

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a-mirror-miracle

oh mirror
how i have
fought with you.
i was dysmorphic
for over
a decade

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an-undeniable-becoming-1

hey you.
yes, you.
this has been
quite the ride,
hasn't it.
i find myself

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let-go-or-be-dragged-1

And sometimes
I let the wheels
come
off as I'm flying
down an open road
with images of a future

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happiness came
looking for me,
piercing through
the grayness
i felt so
consumed

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willing-to-lose-everything

Imagine this...
You like a person
a lot
you know, in that
consuming
more than just a crush

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dangerously-close-to-jaded-1

A friend recently asked me
"If it was 3 years in the future
would you be happy with the choices
that this (previous) Emily made"
I know it is a good question for me
when I hate the question

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a-few-of-my-favorite-things-1

sunlight and sincere
apologies.
love making and
deep sleep.
complete silence and
music blasting

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I feel scared
almost always
And no
I was not born
this way
I don't remember

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Unfurling-1

I have been
unfurling lately
The things
I once thought
for sure to be true
have become

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relational-leadership-1

One of my greatest weaknesses
as a CEO
has been relational leadership.
Truly, ask anyone
who worked for me
in the early days

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poem-written-mid-binge

I binged
for the first time in forever
Yet it was nothing like
the violent binges
from before
I ate an early dinner

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being-with-hurt-1

We have all been hurt
by someone we love
We have all hurt
someone we love
Perhaps
unintentionally

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wanting-meeting-knowing-1

I needed nothing
to get to me
It felt vital that I stay
with the cool calm breeze
blowing through
my scorched reality

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i-got-served-1

"You keep leaving you"
he said
“Well, I don’t know what to do,
I don’t know what to do”
I said
touching irritation

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those-spiritual-chicks-1

The other day
I was at dinner
with the boys
and one of them said
“Why with these spiritual chicks
does it it always have to be

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stronger-than-fear-1

I hope you always hope
Which is not to preclude
that you also "do"
Hope without action
(without doing something)
isn't going to get you far

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ready-to-leave-1

And the moon came
looking for me
peering through the darkness
reminding me
it only looks so bright
because

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relentlessly-blessed-1

I have not been doing
some of the things
I know
are good for me
Like writing
writing daily

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holding-my-own-hand-1

I have been wobbling
between scrambled,
troubled and lost lately
Mostly underwater,
joy gets some breath
but only when I emerge

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practice-the-pause1

I am learning
to value
different things
like friendship
fun and
deep connection

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even-the-sky-1

The choking feeling
has been there for so long
I only notice
I am self-suffocating
when it gets so intense
I find it hard to breathe

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wanting-me-1

They say
honesty
is the best policy
but I didn't want to know
I didn't want to hear
or see

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dating-kryptonite-1

And then
sometimes
we fall
in love
with our
kryptonite

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and-she-learned-to-laugh1

And the storms
came
for her
and she learned
to laugh
never in spite

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remembering-our-humanity1

And sometimes
the world opens again
and a warm heart drops in
a tender hand is offered
and eyes kiss
reminding us

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fear-touching-fear1

Trauma got hit again
but this time
I stayed in
as me
this 35 year old
Emily

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bonding-again1

I was bonding again
and it felt
almost good
but as I got close
I remembered
what it felt like

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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.