“You’ve got diamonds
in your eyes

You fancy
don’t you?

Well, you
you are not better
than the rest of us
I’ll have you know

You are no better
and I see all the ways
you are trying
so desperately
to impress those around

You are buying
at the cost
of your soul

And you think
I don’t see
the ways you
insist on decorating
to hide your suffering”

I say to myself

The ways we talk to ourselves
become our often debilitating reality
The ways we doubt ourselves
becomes the very fabric
of our being

And so I learn to watch
the ways I undercut myself
I learn to catch the ways
I berate myself
and mock myself

And I find myself
often wishing for more ease
judging myself for the ways
I make things more challenging

But then I remember
how diamonds are made
through intense pressure
and heat

And so
even while
she insists
on ridiculing me
I will keep busy
exactly who
she said
I could

❤ 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.