why do you stay? because i love him. but he’s breaking your heart. i know. so why do you stay? because i love him… and we turn away, always searching for the light, even in the breaking we do. because girls with too much heart become women who run on empty, filling all the places they said “no” to with anything but feeling, with anything but the knowing that you were willing to abandon everything (even you) for a love that was undeniably untrue. you look happy, she said with a look that was clearly confused. oh i am, i said, in my way, i’m happy. you see (i said, leaning in as one does when about to tell a secret) i make myself stronger by fighting with the wind. and she looked at me with just the slightest touch of pity. dear one, you know that it doesn’t always need to be a fight, right? not everything needs to be a war. oh i said, now feeling her care caress me as the sun does, invisible but real, life giving and so generously. i see. thank you, thank you for reminding me (so kindly), to love me too…

❤ Emily Joy Rosen

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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.