Dear Friends,

Marc David here, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

I’m reaching out to share some personal words with you in honor of the holidays, the end of 2014, and the beginning of yet another new year in our lives.

So many of you know me, and so many of you are new to our tribe. We’ve been growing fast here at the Institute and it’s been quite a ride and a real challenge to keep up with sometimes. When I say growing fast, what I really mean is that the mission we represent is catching fire. I’ve been doing my best over the years to create a whole new understanding of food, eating psychology, nutrition and health. There’s far too much confusion in these realms, and a lot of pain when it comes to how we relate with the body we’ve been given. There’s a much better way, you know it, I know it, and those of us who are like-minded and like-hearted are starting to find each other thanks to the internet, social media, and good old fashioned word of mouth.

The World Needs You!

The fields of nutrition and eating psychology need a lot more love. They need more soul. They need more openness. They need a more conscious and illumined approach. And they need to embrace all the beautiful dimensions of who we are as human beings. The good news is, that’s the work we’ve all been doing together. Change yourself and you change the world. Be of service to others and you truly serve yourself.

I’m so enlivened by the tribe we’ve brought together. We’re all connected. We have hundreds of thousands of friends, followers and colleagues from across the globe in dozens of countries. People are different everywhere, and yet are all so similar in our humanity. It seems like the eating challenges that afflict those who can afford to eat are becoming far too common. The world is facing obesity, body hate, poor quality food, nutritional confusion, and a collective relationship with food that has us fighting our appetite, struggling with unwanted eating habits, and not truly living the life we’re meant to have.

The good news is, you and I are staying committed to an approach to food, body and health that’s heart centered, compassionate, uplifting, results driven and that brings out the best of who we can be.


I’m also so grateful to Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for her tireless dedication and amazingly unwavering commitment to the Institute and its mission. I’m in awe of her efforts, her care, and her phenomenal ability to manage so much complexity, while making the Institute work so beautifully and successfully. Thank you Emily!

My intention for the next year here at the Institute is to keep expanding our reach to whoever needs to hear our message – plain and simple. I want to make sure that our programs and our professional training continue to make a big difference. On a personal note, I’m writing my next book and am so excited to keep pushing the envelope in eating psychology and nutrition. Teaching and writing are very dear to me – it’s how I best express my gifts in a bigger and wider-reaching way. I want to make sure I leave the world a better place. I mean that. I think it’s imperative that we each have a higher purpose, a mission, a big goal, something that compels our soul forward to do what’s right and good.

Intentions for the New Year

My personal affirmation and wish for this next year is to feel even stronger and more dynamic in giving back to the world and contributing the best I have to give. I’d love for you to share your wish for the next year below.

Lastly, I invite you to stay in touch, to partake of the free resources and content that we offer, to check out our online programs and trainings, and to stay awake to the best that you came here to be. If your relationship with food and body is holding you back from your stepping into your own magnificence, then please know, without a doubt, that there’s hope. If you’ve already had your own breakthroughs and transformation in this realm, then consider how you can help others heal and grow.

I appreciate your time, your attention, and your enthusiasm for a better way when it comes to food and body.

My warmest wishes to you always,

Marc David
Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

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  • Devoted Veganist

    Awesome, Truly Awesome David. All that you and Emily have accomplished in the interest of serving a Very needed Global concern that we all have in one form or another. Eating, and eating well is among the most essential of Human Needs, whatever religion, country or other persuasion/orientation one may have. And yet, we generally give it so little credence/which is among the reasons we have such a Mental/Emotional/and Health crisis most everywhere we turn. And there are so many contributors/contributing factors/collaborators that have fostered this on a most highly uninformed public.

    Again, WE thank you for your efforts to foment among the most positive of changes that is needed by each and every soul inhabiting, and who shall inhabit, the face of the great Earth!!!!!

    The Very Best of Wishes for an even more productive 2015 and beyond!!!!!


  • Vestias

    Happy to listem so.. from europe

  • Harriet

    I’m trying to eat better. I read JJ Virgin’s book on Sugar Impact. I can’t seem to get started.
    I eat the right meat and veggies and some fruit. On the weekends I make either split pea or bean soup.
    It helped when I followed the Virgin Diet.

  • We all have to find our nutritional path, and it usually takes some exploration and experimentation! It sounds like you’re intentions are in the right place — keep up the good work. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year, Marc

  • Hi Vestias, thank you so much for listening! I wish you a happy and healthy New Year. Warmly, Marc

  • Thank you for sharing David! I wish you happy holidays and a very healthy new year. Warmly, Marc

About The Author
Marc David

Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul. He lectures internationally, and has held senior consulting positions at Canyon Ranch Resorts, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and the Disney Company. Marc is also the co-founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.