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By far
one of hardest things
for me to do
is forgive myself
for the places I feel
I went dark
in the past

The places
where I lost it,
freaked, attacked,
lied to or hurt
another

As we grow and change
it can be painful
to look at
how we have shown up
in the past

I have seen this in my work
with clients, students
and in my own life,
for sure
Where a new awareness
has us harshly judging our past
Where a pivotal insight
has us feeling ashamed
or embarrassed
of how we have acted before

It’s not so easy
this being human

Be gentle
with yourself yes,
but also always strive
to do better,
be better

I often find
that the best apology
is to actually change

Kindness helps
Deep breaths matter
And when in doubt
love first

Actually, always
always,
love first
act second

This,
it seems,
is the key to
“now that I know better
I do better”

❤ 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.