lets-rise-from-the-ashes-please

I used to love
the Marilyn Monroe quote
"If you can't handle me at my worst
then you sure as hell
don't deserve me
at my best"

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one-step-at-a-time

I have been stumbling lately
And just when I think
I am ready
to stand tall
again
something comes crashing in

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let-the-chips-fall

Sometimes
you know
it's over
and you
keep going
You keep pretending

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dramatically-dramatic

"A little dramatic
don’t you think"
he smirked
at me
"Oh yes
me

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you-your-wounds-with-forgiveness

Yesterday was hard
I had a falling out
with someone very dear to me
And I hit hopeless quickly
which always has me go under
because when I don’t know

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to-rise-again

"You will not want
to miss this"
he said
And I turned
to face
the horizon

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everything-that-irritates-us

Reluctantly
often awkwardly
I have found this to be true
time and time again
Sometimes I forget
and from that place

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finding-tribe

Community
Friends
Tribe
Colleagues
Family
I have always fancied myself

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who-i-want-to-be

And then
one night
we ran
so fast
I felt the wind
beating me

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what-matters-now-is-now-that-i-am-free

Just because
it's lost
doesn't mean
we know
how to let it go
And hearts splinter

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i-have-gained-and-lost-100

I have gained and lost 100 pounds
a few times
Up and down, down and up
My body has stretched
and shrunk rapidly
More than I knew

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it-isnt-about-food

It’s National Eating
Disorder Awareness week...

a topic rather dear to me
You see I danced with an
eating disorder
for nearly a decade

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let-yourself-get-gray

I have tortured people
with my preciousness
my compulsive need
for everything to be
just so
as close to perfection

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almost-a-suicide

She was
almost a suicide
A girl drunk on lies
sold to her
by those she thought cared
for her

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question-everything

Last night
I got scrambled
like I used to
The questions came in clear
and my truths felt slippery
I would speak

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turning-the-page-here

He looked at me
so honestly
it made
my heart
quiver
What do you want?

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may-you-love-fierce

You remember
stories untold
I can feel them
in your every exhale
It breaks my heart
all the pieces of you

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i-will-not

We live in a world
with so very many people
telling us
what to do
and who to be
Reclaiming your mind

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elevate-always

I am disappointed
by how often
we choose cruelty
I understand hurt
I know pain
I have experienced suffering

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i-have-been-dumped

I have been dumped
I used to think
that was the most embarrassing
thing to admit
I mean, really
it's so intense

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thats-just-how-i-am

I think one of the most
dangerous phrases

I hear people say all the time is
"That's just how it is"
Especially when it comes to self
"That's just how I am"

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hey-there-future

You know when
you're beckoning to a child

and you bend down slightly,
smiling and say things like,
"hey there, come here,
lets play!"

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when-we-open

It’s magic to me
how when we open
our world opens
I've been closed for a while now
I've been distant and unavailable
in a way that concerned even me

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make-art-of-everything

We ran out of butter
and bottled water

not to mention I wanted something sweet
so it became clear
it was time to venture out

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wake-in-love-again

Some hearts
break easier
I think
Some crack
Some crumble
Some shatter

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enless-appreciation

Bye bye Mexico
You were just what
I didn't know I needed
I booked a one way ticket
December 7th
and am just now leaving

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magical-mexico

Magical Mexico.
Today we wandered
almost aimlessly.
It was a silvery kinda day.
It felt like I was walking
in a cloud.

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i-do-better

By far
one of hardest things
for me to do
is forgive myself
for the places I feel
I went dark

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together-we-rise

Once I loved
a girl
so very much
I thought my heart might burst
She was everything I am not
And at first I was jealous of her

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when-one-door

Forgive the blatant cliche
but for sure
when one door closes
another opens
I love the Lao Tzu quote,
"New beginnings are often disguised

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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.