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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humbled-rinse-repeat

I spend a lot of time in fantasy
a land without mediocrity
I am pretty sure
that what messes us up the most is
what we have been told
is supposed to be

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trust

The last time
I saw my husband
I was driving him
to the train station
just 30 minutes from our home
Hurried so as not to be late for work

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instead-of-asking-why

We all experience living loss
Losing someone still alive
tends to ache differently
than death
It is a unique form of excruciating
that can feel as intense

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and-we-grow-young

And we grow young,
he said
looking longingly
at the horizon line
as the sun
slipped

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take-better-care

A real time update
from Mexico...
I have been really tired lately
And by lately,
I mean the last year
I have always been able

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starving

I remember
what it was like
to think
another person
would be my answer
I remember

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always-find-the-light-please

"You’re a darkness dancer"
she said
pointing her tiny finger
at me
I felt myself shrink
in her knowing

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a-thousand-new-starts

I remember
what feels like
a thousand new starts
I used to love
January 1st the most
Because I always thought

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its-the-end-of-a-year

It's the end of a year
This one
was
especially
beautiful
in all the most

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it-is-way-better-for-me-here

It's way better
for me
here
Fingers
dancing
across keyboards

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be-unreducible

Yesterday I got a message
from someone
who told me they were raped at 7
And a woman who found out
her husband
had another family

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for-what-its-worth

Really, it is never too late
As the New Year approaches
I always make time
to reflect, reevaluate
and redirect
as needed

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see-what-comes-back-to-me

My flight was delayed 2 hrs
again
I have been on 10 flights this month
all have been delayed
at least a little
And so I sit here watching the sun rise

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today-my-mom-was-born

Today my mom was born
I don’t know many, if any women
like my mom
Being home-schooled by her
I took a lot of her gifts for granted
I had no reference point to know

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dont-bend

Sometimes, with all the noise
it’s hard to hear your own knowing
Everyone has an opinion
And for reasonable reasons
we are influenced by the
opinions of others

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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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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.