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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i-turn-to-remember

Sometimes it stings
more than
I care
to let you know
And I hide in strangers
pretending

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i-walk-with-you

“Why do you speak
of so much suffering
it's optional
you know”
And I remember feeling
her body fall into me

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i-implore-you-to-go-inward

I get it
you are mad at me
I would be mad at me too
if I was you
trying to understand me
through your reality

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choose-the-ones-that-lean-in

“I don't want to be with someone
who splatters their pain
across the Internet” he said,
smirking
“And I don't want to be with someone...

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i-have-been-going-through-change

Some relationships
are not forever ones
And some are forever ones
but they just change form
I have been going through
a form change

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i-had-created-an-outer-world

Who you are
in the breakdown
that is what’s interesting
to me
Everyone
well, most everyone

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dont-worry-youll-find-your-way

His hands on my body
felt like summer rain
And I remember
that time when I was only 7
spinning
in the field near my home

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i-am-not-writing-to-you

“Your words would be so
muchbetter

without your face”
“I would read this,
if I didn’t have to look at you”
“The content would be much...

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what-if-the-end

And I said,
What if the end was the beginning
and he looked at me
already so far away
I knew I had lost my friend
We braced against life together

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i-used-to-disappear-on-people

When I was a little girl
I never wanted to be put down
Just ask my mom
I know she was quite surprised
by just how needy I was
It seems...

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i-was-no-longer-feeling

I wish all the women
loved on each other more
And if I want something,
I have to do that something
That is just how the universe works
from what I can tell

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goodbye-new-york-city

Goodbye NYC
You were a bit salty for me this time
New York is littered
with incredibly sweet memories
for me
Growing up just outside of Boston

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this-is-actually-how-we-get-hurt

I felt him unexpectedly
it wasn't what I wanted
or so I thought
But as soon as I let him in
my whole body melted effortlessly
and I remembered what it felt like

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this-isnt-how-love-stories-go

I want you to remember me
how I was when you first knew
I was the one for you
And I want you to forget
all the in-betweens
where I lost me

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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.