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I have been thinking a lot about who I want to be
and what I want to do with my time
that feels as though it is slipping quickly through my fingertips.
The only way I know how to figure out what is next is to reflect on when I have felt most alive.
Who am I around
What am I doing
I recently read an article on the dark side of start ups
Most fail… which I hear people talking about a lot
But rarely do I hear people talk honestly about the pressure to perform, the stress
And how being your own boss often doesn’t provide the freedom many entrepreneurs are seeking
I didn’t become an entrepreneur to have freedom or make money
I became one because life asked me to
I know I wanted to help people who struggled with food,
because I felt like I had lost 10 years of my life to counting calories and purging
But I wasn’t in a place to be counseling people anymore
So when Marc asked me to bring The Institute for the Psychology of Eating online, I agreed
Barely knowing how to type
It just seemed like the right next step
4 years later I am standing in the back of the room at an event
watching as a few hundred Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training graduates fill a room
There was so much light
So many smiles, so many tears, so much beauty
And I remembered
I remembered saying yes
Yes to making this work available in a bigger way
Yes to following my heart
And yes to work, a lot of work
I thought my heart might burst
Looking over these pictures from the event I am filled with so much joy
To know I am part of something that is making a real difference
That makes me feel alive
So as I navigate this next phase ahead of me where I know
some things are going to have to change
I am going to remember this feeling
Because as Howard Thurman said:

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive,
and go do it. Because what the
world needs is people
who have come alive.”


❤ 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.