when-underwater-and-breathless

He came
late
as always
Never willing
to be seen
complying

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my-world-is-getting-smaller

My world is getting smaller
and I don't mind
The slivers of yesterdays
that pierce through my shades
in yet another strange hotel room
remind me where I came from

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let-the-light-in

There is something that happens
when you choose to let the light in
And forgive me
I know this may sound trite
but I have been really
experimenting with this

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i-have-been-grieveing-you

I have been grieving you
since I met you
And I know I should have let go
a long time ago
But I didn't want to feel
the empty

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ten-years-from-now

This is the freest
and most lost
I have felt ever, I think
I have been in crisis management
for 16 years
For 10 years the only thing

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this-one-and-only-precious-you

It's excruciating
to feel you still lingering in me
and know that you are so far away
I feel the suffering in every inch
of you as it's fighting
the light that runs through

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you-know-they-know

Sometimes eyes meet
and you know
you have lost the same thing
You know they too
have felt terror
so deep

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his-leaving-was-my-new-beginning

I used to believe I was cursed
I used to believe
nothing would ever
work out for me
At least that was what I thought
when he left me

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if-someone-does-not-want-me

I have only ever known I was okay
if someone told me I was
Even as a little girl
I always looked outside
myself for validation
I used to cringe when people talked

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i-am-like-honey

I don't love like you
I am like honey
stolen and sticky
thick and sweet
I can drown the essence
of most anything

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he-chose-her

He chose her
2 weeks after I made the
biggest commitment
of my young adult life
he chose her
I remember knowing

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endless-and-complete

I could love you with abandon I thought
as he turned away
I felt myself leave to go after him
but I stood tall
and retrieved myself

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i-found-this-new-dawn

“Why is she here?”
The year Marc and I met
I was still in the throes
of my eating disorder
While I had begun eating solid food,
most of my diet still consisted of

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and-i-remember-what-i-have-always-known

I have been trying to forget you
since I met you
But no matter how hard I try
to erase you
you get stronger
as if me trying to rub you out

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friendsgiving

Time. This is the first Thanksgiving
I will not be with a member
of my family I will be having my first Friendsgiving
and it feels bittersweet
Holidays bookmark all the busy

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food-has-been-greatest-teacher

The holidays and food...
For anyone who struggles
with food and body,
this time of year can
be especially challenging
I know for me for 10 years it was

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joy

My given middle name is Joy.
As a little girl I spoke it proudly,
in middle school I changed
my name to Running Deer,
in my teens I wanted so desperately
to be cool

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nothank-you-that-is-not-for-me

Beliefs drive behavior
What we believe
will determine the choices we make
Most of what I see
in the health, wellness and
personal development space

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give-birth-to-dancing-star

Chaos
I have always hated it
I have always felt it
I have always created it
In many ways my disorders
were an attempt to manage

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because-always-your-body-is-caring-for-you

“This is how memories are made,”he said
Running down the street
away from me
And I pressed my back into the wall
feeling my belly fall

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we-must-learn-to-manage-our-energy

I promise you
I am not going to mess with this
precious thing we have
I promise
I am sorry for any way
I may have hurt you already

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we-heal-together

You should know
there is a hole in me
And it ruins things
like me and you
Because something got in
that didn’t belong

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you-are-inherently-good

There is someone
I have been avoiding
someone who creeps in
to claw at my sense of certainty
If you have ever had someone
close to you

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then-maybe-then-we-can-change-everything

I’m going to meet you
in that tender forgotten place
You know,
the one you let go cold
You remember what they
taught us, right?

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you-are-going-to-need-you

Lately when I reach inside myself
to resource what I used to know
I find myself emptied out
And there is a cool calm breeze
where all my knowings used to be
I don't like change

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let-the-tears-fall

When it feels like everything is breaking
I focus on what I can do
It’s the only way I have managed
to survive
Yesterday, I got 2 pieces of...

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a-bruised-heart

I remember how he tasted
pungent and ashy
I was a bit of a purest
I wanted to be in love
before I kissed
The thing was...

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pretty-has-not-been-a-kind-word

The very first word
I ever spoke was
pretty
It’s true,
just ask my mommy
Pretty has not been a kind word

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i-want-to-tell-you-about-a-man

I want to tell you about a man
who has changed my life
and the lives of millions
Marc David
Today is his Birthday
so it felt only fitting

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this-is-ginger

This is Ginger
My family's dog
My mom’s love
Ginger passed away yesterday
She had cancer
and as they say

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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.