finding-faith-effortlessly

Many a time
I have wondered
where we go
when we go
Often I struggle
to find faith

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that-much-closer-to-the-starts

Most of my life
I have been a tragedy learner
Meaning most of my
personal transformation
has been catalyzed by pain
Meaning I mostly only grow

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do-not-choose-a-lesser-life

Oh, this
I needed
It's tempting
I admit (mostly to myself)
to choose the "lesser life"
I notice

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the-sweetest-difference-ever

I can taste her
I said
locking eyes
It is a strange world I live in
where I often feel
the past, present, and future

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peace

Last year on my birthday
I chose a word
for the year
And I chose
sincerity
The last year

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letting-go

I have a tendency
to hold on
to everything
people
beliefs
stories

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truly-true

"Seems to me
you are angry
dare I say bitter
you should really get
some therapy asap"
Ah comments that sting

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magic-everywhere

Sometimes
it takes a child
to remind you
to enjoy
what is
I don't think

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choosing-dignity

It was December
and had been half a year
since I had seen him
I circled
my home
knowing

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the-ones-who-loves-the-most

A page from my journal
when I was just 15
Aside from death
I could think of nothing worse
than liking someone
more than they liked me

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i-like-messy-people

I do, I like messy,
honest people
Those who recognize that chaos
often precedes greatness
Those who choose truth
over comfort

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not-your-girl

I am like her
The one you left
for me
And I hope
you know
I knew

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she-gave-it-her-all

Then one night
I lay there
watching how the light
from the street lamps
made love
to the shades

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show-your-heart

Show your heart
For years I didn’t even know
what that meant
And when I finally got a grasp
on what it did mean
I thought for sure

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super-sensitive

I notice
I haven't been able
to share here
this week
because I am so painfully
out of integrity

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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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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.