slight-swivel-we-are-home

i recently
found out that
someone i have
grown very fond of
(and care for
very much) will

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finding-friendship-most-true

ah friendship
(i can be overzealous here).
as a little girl
i never thought
of my wedding day.
i wasn’t one to imagine

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oh-rawness

oh rawness,
i appreciate rawness
so very much.
it’s fascinating to me
that somehow,
somewhere along the way

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its-about-choosing-the-life-that-is-yours (1)

it's tempting i admit
(mostly to myself)
to choose
the lesser life.
i notice myself telling
stories about how

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2017-you-heartbreaker-you-1

2017 you heartbreaker you.
i unraveled in you
and everything i once
knew to be true
became a question
as the storms

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the-greatest-gift-to-give-1

today (december twenty-first)
is the day my mom was born.
i don’t know many (if any)
women like my mom.
being home-schooled (by her)
i took a lot of her gifts for granted

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the-stardust-my-dreams-are-made-of-(are-you)-1

i so wish
you could have
come with me
(on this part of the journey).
i remember watching
the door close

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miles-davis

this makes sense to me (now).
more and more this
makes sense to me.
so much unpacking to do.
funny (sad) how
hard it can be

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how-hoping-makes-you-stronger-1

Oh how I hope
you always hope
Which is not to preclude
that you also
"do" Hope without action
(without doing something)

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gandhi

nope,
i will not.
no thank you.
we live in a world
with so many
people telling us

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oh-especially-forever-forever-is-my-favorite-1

my mama used to
wake me by singing
"you are my sunshine,
my only sunshine,
you make me happy
when skies are gray..."

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LR-knost

i often find
myself wishing
for more consistency
i somehow seem
to associate that
with my favorite thing:

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unknown1

pretty much
exactly why
i do most
everything i do.
for her,
for you

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on-confidence-comparison-and-congruence-1

as far as I can tell
(and have experienced),
confidence doesn’t come
from knowing
you will be right
(or the best)

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anne-lamott

a forever needed
reminder (for me).
perfectionism is always
waiting in the wings,
ready to seduce
me with its

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cynthia-occelli

sometimes
(often times) it's
the holding (on)
that hurts
the most
i have learned

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paulo-coelho

oh this, yes.
the fear of suffering
is worse than
the suffering itself.
i remember reading
this in "the alchemist"

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matt-haig

time and i have
an ever-changing relationship.
as a little girl
i was not so much
interested in time
it didn’t feel like

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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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miller-williams

please this.
we do not
know what wars
are going on
down where the
spirit meets the bone

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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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emilie-autumn

sensitivity is a gift
(not a curse)
and while at times
it might mean
you feel pain
(and more of it)

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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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iain-thomas

a much needed reminder.
most nights as
I go to bed
I hold my heart.
i have been doing
that for years now

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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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she-insisted-on-peeking-through

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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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.