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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preoccupied

There was a place we met everyday during that summer
I remember climbing
Breathless to meet you
It was always better in anticipation
But I must be honest this...

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super-sassy

I have a super sassy side
Those of you who know me in person can verify
I am snarky
I swear
I make off color jokes

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know-the-poet-in-me

I wanted you to know the poet in me
But I became a machine
I was relentless I know
And for that I have apologized
I can’t thank you enough for
forgiving me

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lets-ask-questions

Dear people who did not like that I posted my picture with my piece about new years dieting resolutions. "That girl in the picture who ruins the words" is me, the woman who wrote the words. I use pictures of myself...

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everything-going-to-change-02

I remember what feels like a thousand new starts
I used to love January 1st the most
Because I always thought it was going to be the freshest of starts
Everything was going to change

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womans-hands

They say a woman's hands tell her age. I took this selfie in the car last night to send to my family. I was looking at my hands this morning. For all of my twenties I wanted to be older, I thought it would garner...

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not-knowing-when-open-every-door-02

This line is such a sweet reminder that we must not give up on ourselves. I know when I was in the throws of my eating disorder there were many times I felt scared, confused, and in so much pain...

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be-gentle-get-curious

Every solution comes about from our willingness to first name the problem, and then get curious about it in a non-judgmental way. It’s common to notice a problem and then wish its demise or seek...

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choose-you-magic

I didn't have my period for over 4 years
It was because I was starving myself
I always assumed I would have children
But all of a sudden I wasn't sure...

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living-paradox

Some days I feel hollowed out
Some days so full of noise
I wonder how there is room for me
I don't like the pressure of the holidays to be and feel "special"
I don't like being told...

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so-much-integrity

This is my mom. It was just her birthday. It's good to be back home in Massachusetts to celebrate birthdays and holidays with my family.
My mom is truly one of the most...

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we-get-what-we-give

It is interesting how you have grown so quiet in my psyche
It is confronting to see how much of myself I gave away to you
You were someone I wanted approval from

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edge-in-myself

I have come up against an edge in myself
A familiar anxiety, this uncomfortably persistent feeling
I have been writing a lot lately
But finding it hard to get clear...

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grow-a-lot-faster

I got myself pretty upset yesterday and I am just now getting clear on why
I made a post about how it feels to have your work copied and taken without attribution and then...

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word-stealing-hurts

I actually really hate that I feel the need to write this post
I was going to make a snarky remark about it before, but it doesn’t seem to do the topic justice
In the last few months, numerous...

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i-dont-think-bullying

I recently read a post where someone was talking about how when we discuss our haters, we are only seeking external validation and that haters are part of what makes the world so colorful and exciting.

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real-and-true-for-you

This is the look I want to give people when they say:
"Lose 10 pounds in 3 days with this revolutionary new drink"
"This will melt away your fat and get rid of your appetite for good"

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friday-first-day

Friday was the first day I shared publicly that I had been married once
For years, being a divorced woman was the thing I was most ashamed of
I thought people would think...

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wedding-day

On my wedding day, I did not eat
Not one drop of solid food touched my lips
It wasn't only because I wanted to look thin
It was also because at that point...

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o-keeffe-fan

Growing up I was a huge Georgia O’Keeffe fan. All I ever remember wanting to be was an artist and so I idolized women artists like O’Keeffe and Cassatt. Looking at their work, I always imagined...

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ask-of-you

I hear a lot of people asking the questions:
What do I want from life?
What makes me feel good?
What is my passion?
All great and valid questions

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write-about

She asked me how do I know what to write about…
It is simple really
I write about what has impacted me
What I have felt deeply
Sometimes it is bliss, joy...

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crossroads

It feels like we are coming to a crossroads in our work and in our business. Been getting a lot of unsolicited advice lately that doesn’t feel like a match for our standards and values.

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giving-thanks

In the spirit of giving thanks, I wanted to share a few lessons that I am particularly grateful for. I have been asking myself a lot lately, "What do I believe?" "Who am I?" and "What do I stand for?"

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you-get-to-choose

This actually feels very scary to share
Yet it feels important...
I am reluctant to admit it but I haven't always believed what this image says

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far-more-interested

So much of the focus in the personal development health space seems to be on motivation these days: “get motivated” “push harder” and “stop procrastinating.” And while I understand the intention here...

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lost-in-fire

Love this. It has not been an easy year for me. I have been tested in more ways than I can count, but I have grown in ways I could never have imagined and that I never would have had I not been faced...

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create-happiness

I used to never smile in photos
I thought it made my face look too wide and the cleft in my chin to pronounced
I also never placed much value on happiness

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architects-reality

I recently had someone question my integrity because I share openly on social media, yet she knows there is something big for me going on in my life that I am not sharing about here.
At first I found this offensive...

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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.