dont-be-afraid-to-be-bold

My heart
Sometimes at night
I feel it aching
It is a deep ache
Alleviated only temporarily
by intense pressure

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reintroduce-myself

Sometimes I wonder if I'm cut out for this
Honestly I wonder it nightly
Some days go by gracefully
full of giggles, bright lights and dancing...

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i-am-not-so-concerned

“You are not an artist
You are a curator”
she said, with a visible sneer
I paused and caught myself
I was about to defend
I was about to engage...

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flying-high-sienna

Here is the funny thing about flying high
You have further to fall
And the fall that might have felt
like going over a bump on a dirt road
Instead feels like someone...

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growing-up-this-year

Today is my birthday
If I had to sum up what this year was about for me
it would be - growing up.
Quite literally.
I did a lot of growing up this year.

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110k-likes-notes

It has been perfectly terrifying to share myself publicly
The core fear being that it if I put myself out there,
I will be seen as a joke
Much of my life I have felt like a fraud

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dreams-really-do

There is a woman who shares her heart online
I often find her words triggering
I watch my feelings towards her change ceaselessly
But always I cheer her on

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the-last-7-years

Following up on my post from yesterday about work. I received a lot of questions. First, I am not leaving the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. I believe deeply in our mission and it is so incredibly...

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changing-fast

Work has been intense lately
I have had to really look at how I have been doing things
And what I need to do differently
Because what I am learning
is you need to actually learn how to...

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loving-first-feature

I put myself outside of my comfort zone frequently. This past week was a lot for me. I was in Las Vegas, and then Beverly Hills. I find myself easily overwhelmed in social situations, especially when I don't know...

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stop-dancing-on-the-surface-feature

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy...

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knowing-growing

I am heading to bed soon
There are unanswered emails
Unanswered questions
And an overflowing list of “to-dos”
This week did not go as planned
Not even close

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on-a-mission

This girl
Senior year of college
So certain and so scared
From 4 -20 years old I was clear I wanted to be a fine artist
Unquestionably

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do-not-mistake

Please do not mistake my vulnerability for weakness.
Recently, I was talking to one of my best friends who like me, chooses to share a lot of her inner world publicly. She felt misunderstood when...

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cherish-everything-true

Can you feel it, I whispered
Yes, he said
Don’t go please, I said, not yet
Okay, he said
And we sat there knowing it would never be the same...

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in-this-together-02

I didn’t grow up thinking I was less than because I was a woman
I didn’t grow up thinking that being a woman had anything to do with what I could or could not do in life
I had no idea my gender could...

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just-some-thoughts-02

I remember as a little girl hearing adults talk about how fast time flies
I remember not knowing what they meant because for me,
time often felt to move so painfully slowly

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the-fear-left-me-02

Saturday, I had a call with two of my closest girlfriends
It lasted a few hours and we floated sweetly from topic to topic
sharing, joking, giggling, planning and feeling

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i-see-this-every-day

I rarely share pictures from my starving days.
They sometimes trigger even me.
Because I remember.
I remember standing in the shower running my fingers through my hair

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please-dont-wait

When I was at my heaviest weight I wanted no one to see me. I don't have pictures from that time.
I avoided cameras and mirrors
at all costs.
I wanted to start teaching and...

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this-man-every-day

My dad
This man
I thank every day
For teaching me about how to be a human in this oh so confusing world
A man of few words

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your-words-land

I have been watching you
Admiring you from afar
Your words land and expand
inside me
I think I may be your biggest fan
It's funny this relationship we have

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world-needs-you

“I wish you were happier,” he said
6 months later I had moved a few states over for the summer
to work at a weight loss camp
I thought the change of scenery, the busyness and the dieting would...

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finding-my-way

I took more time off in the last week than I have in the last 4 years
It has been uncomfortably sweet
I opened my computer this Saturday to dig in and found myself floating off as resistance crept in...

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find-the-light-02

You are a darkness dancer she said pointing her tiny finger at me
I felt myself shrink in her knowing
And I started to scramble for words
Words of promise to offer her
Shaking in her assumed accusation

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we-all-get-lost

I was in LA for an event with fellow entrepreneurs last week.
Saturday, my friend and I were walking back from brunch,
when we passed by an elderly man with sunglasses and a cane.

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grateful-ok

I had surgery today
I am okay
I don't feel the need to go into details
But I must say
I am very grateful to be okay
I got scared, really scared last night

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different-possibility

I am really not into this makeup bashing
More specifically the bashing of women who wear makeup
It feels like just more women hating on women

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interested-pretending

I see a lot of suffering in my day to day
In the work I have chosen to do I am constantly bombarded by stories of people whose lives are consumed by a disordered...

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path-fallacy

My view tonight. In high school I learned of pathetic fallacy. "A literary term for the attributing of human emotion to aspects of nature." I became quite obsessed with this notion.

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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.