Honoured to be Chosen

by Simone on November 23, 2012

Not so long ago, I received an email from a fellow Mind/Body coach, Jessica, congratulating me because my blog had been chosen by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as one of the Top 50 Emotional Eating Blogs of 2012. 

Pardon me?  I was more than a little surprised by this, since I haven’t been doing much writing lately.  I was also a little suspicious… what is this “Institute” and why hadn’t I heard of them before?

Shortly after my email from Jessica, I received another email from Ellen Teig of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.  In it, she wrote:

We wanted to provide our audience with a curated list of what we believe are the top Emotional Eating blogs that align with our philosophy and provide added value to the Internet.  After spending a few weeks combing through the web, we found your site and believe it is a resource our readers can trust. ~ Ellen Teig

So, I decided to do a bit of my own research.  I spent some time on their website, finding out what this institute is all about.  I checked out their Facebook page and got a feel for the kind of message they are putting out there.

The two big thing they seem to do are: 1)  Train people to become Eating Psychology Coaches  (I can’t speak about the quality of their training.  It looks interesting to me, but I don’t have any more information than that) and 2) Spread this message:

Stated in the most simple and practical way – what we eat is only half the story of good nutrition. The other half of the story is who we are as eaters. That is, what we think, feel believe, our levels of stress, relaxation, pleasure, awareness, and the inner stories that we live out all have a real, powerful, and scientific effect on metabolism. ~ “The Missing Ingredient in Nutrition” by Marc David, founder of IEP

Well, I have to say that I agree with this message – wholeheartedly.  And pretty much everything else I’ve read from them so far has resonated with me and is aligned with the philosophy on which I base my coaching practice.  So, I am excited to share this resource with you, and I am honoured that I have been recognized by them as one of the top 50 blogs about emotional eating.  Click this link and check out some of the other great blogs included in the Top 50.  I am a fan of a lot of these, including The Fat Nutritionist and Medicinal Marzipan to name a couple.

Happy reading!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin Sproule November 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Wow that is awesome Simone, congrats! Something to be very proud of!

Robin S :)


Sarah Berry November 25, 2012 at 12:18 am

Congratulations, Simone! Who knows where this commendation will lead you! Good for you…your dream is “taking shape” nicely! All the best in the days ahead as you refine and develop your blog!
With much love and blessings,
Sarah xoxo


Marnie November 26, 2012 at 1:43 am

Congratulations Simone!!!!!


Simone November 26, 2012 at 2:09 am

Thanks Robin, Sarah & Marnie! It was quite a surprise!


Cathy November 26, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Congrats Simone – it’s always wonderful to get positive recognition, but even better when it’s for doing something you love!


Britt November 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Holy *Fistpumps* Simone! :)

Congratulations! Such delicious news! ;)

xo Britt


Simone November 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Thanks Brittany & Cathy!


Jennifer Voss November 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Wow!! And of course you were!! Congratulations, my friend!!


Simone November 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Thanks JVo!


Chantal Leven July 11, 2013 at 5:50 am

Very awesome blog


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