Write for Us

If you work in the field of eating psychology or one of the fields whose work intersects with ours (such as nutrition, personal growth, counseling, medicine, or fitness), and agree with our philosophy, we want to add your voice here.

I’m blown away by the brilliant work emerging in our field of eating psychology. By bringing our voices together I hope to reach more women who are desperately longing for a solution to their failed dieting efforts. So, let your voice be heard by contributing to us.

It’s our belief that by coming together we can create a movement that transcends our individual educational and marketing efforts. Just like no one owns one diet book, or one recipe book, or purchases one online marketing course (I sure didn’t!), we believe there’s a market big enough for everyone and that our followers will sort themselves out and find the voices that most resonate with their needs.

We are looking for original content (not published elsewhere) that supports our mission and demonstrates your unique ideas and expertise.

Each “issue” will focus on a topic relevant to the psychology of eating. For now, there is no specified timeframe per issue; however, in the future, we hope to change the “issue” quarterly, or even monthly. While the issue topic will remain the same for the time period, the articles related to it will be updated as new content is submitted. Like other blogs and news sites, articles will be archived by date, as well as topic, for later access.

We are planning three regular features:

  1. Expert Interview: This will be an interview with one of our contributors on the issue topic. It will be good publicity for you, as it will be appearing in a prominent position on the site.
  2. Journaling Questions: Here we will list journaling questions relevant to the issue topic. These will not limited to one contributor, and each contributor’s questions will be credited. This is a wonderful way to highlight your specific approach.
  3. Awareness Practice: One or more practice or exercise will be highlighted here. Your submission will be credited to you and is another great way to highlight your specific approach.

We also plan to regularly feature:

  • Resources: This will include books, videos, websites, etc. relevant to the featured topic. Please submit your favorites; those mentioned multiple times will receive top billing.
  • Case Studies: These are first-person stories about you (or your client’s) journey in healing their relationship with food and their body. Submitting your own story is a great way to introduce yourself to readers. Client stories should protect confidentiality with relevant details and names changed.
  • Eating: This section will feature food, recipe, and cooking information. See the guidelines below for more information.
  • Book Reviews: These are reviews of new or classic books that are relevant to our mission. If there is a review for a book that we have featured in Resources, a link to your review will be added.

There is no specific article length. We’re looking for some shorter material as well as some “deep dive” articles or series. We are not interested in articles about specific diets, promoting weight loss methods, or pushing any one way to eat. In general, we are also hoping to avoid simplistic solutions or “easy steps” that are available elsewhere. We reserve the right to shorten, lightly edit, or suggest edits.

To submit to us, follow these procedures:

  • Attach your full post, including proposed title, via the contact form. Follow this format: headline, byline (your name), post, bio and link to website at end.
  • If there are any changes, submit the entire thing again.
  • Do not use underlines, bold, or italics in your article.
  • For your first contribution, please include a good quality head shot or photo of yourself (that is a minimum of 800 pixels on its longest dimension), a few additional lines about yourself and your background, and a link to your website in a separate file. Examples can be found under About/Our Contributors.
  • Include any relevant images for your post as a separate file. Send only images that you own the rights for. If you don’t provide images, we will choose our own. Photos should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels, landscape preferred.
  • By submitting, you agree that you accept our terms of service, and that you understand that an editor will review and may make changes to articles and headlines submitted to fit into editorial and style guidelines.

If you have a program or event launch, please let us know and we will provide you with some options for promotion. My plan is to keep the site ad-free and pay our expenses through affiliate commissions for promoting programs. I want to limit these promotions, so let us know well in advance to schedule.

Please familiarize yourself with our “About” page, and keep it in mind in your writing. We will not publish work that does not align with our beliefs.

The planned editorial calendar for the next three issues appears below, along with some questions we are hoping to answer and other topic ideas. Feel free to contribute articles on other topics or questions that fit with the featured theme.

Note: For the “Eating” section we are looking for recipes or cooking skills articles. They need to primarily feature whole foods, be simple to prepare, include commonly available ingredients, and note if the recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. along with any substitutions that could be made. We’re looking for novel (fruits or vegetables that may be unfamiliar), seasonal, easy but delicious, nutritious but still appealing to those who might assume that healthy equals yukky. Any recipe you submit must be either your own, or credit the source recipe you adapted, and include photos of the prepared dish.

Sincerely,

Lisa Newman, Publisher

 

Editorial Calendar

The following are our planned topics for the first three issues, along with suggested questions/topics. This will be updated as each issue is published. Currently, we have no firm guideline on how often we plan to publish a new issue. Note: Not all content will be published at the same time. New content will be added throughout the publishing period, so if you feel inspired, send us an article!

Revolution

  • Why a revolution in how we think about food, eating, and our bodies is needed
  • Why diets don’t work
  • What does it mean to stop dieting? What is/isn’t a diet?
  • What are you fed up with around dieting, body image, eating, etc., in our culture?
  • How does chronic dieting negatively affect women’s health? How does dieting create an unhealthy relationship with food? How does dieting drive obsession?
  • What is a dieting lifestyle? Why is dieting no way to live?
  • What works instead of dieting?
  • When do you start to give up dieting or begin healing your relationship with food?
  • What is your most revolutionary message for women about healing their relationship with food?
  • Why are women afraid of giving up dieting?
  • How do you define healthy eating and healthy eating psychology? What is eating psychology? What is intuitive eating?
  • What is the “no diet” diet?
  • Focus on dieting and weight as symbolic substitution.
  • The myth of the last 10 pounds
  • Why food doesn’t have morality; the problem categorizing food as good or bad.
  • How has this topic helped you personally to heal? How is life different for you now from before?
  • Journal questions, awareness practices, case studies, resources, etc.
  • Other relevant topics around the culture of dieting, weight, body image, healthy eating psychology, and intuitive eating

Compassion

  • Why is compassion an important skill for intuitive eating?
  • How does compassion affect body image?
  • What is compassion? What is self-compassion? What is self-love?
  • How do you practice compassion with yourself? With others?
  • What gets in the way of compassion?
  • How are compassion and self-care linked?
  • Compassionate self-care practices
  • Compassionate spiritual practices
  • The science behind compassion
  • Using compassion to counter stress
  • Judgment vs. compassion
  • Compassion for our (aging) bodies
  • What is your compassionate message for women as it relates to food, eating, and their bodies?
  • Feeling worthy, and feeling worthy of compassion
  • How perfectionism gets in the way of compassion
  • Compassion in life and food choices (These topics should not be explored through the lens of a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle being the only or all-or-nothing choice, but also through such issues as the quality of life for the animals we eat and how their energy can affect us. Topics should also examine how small changes such as eating less factory meat, buying organic, or cooking more at home can be a positive step, considering how CO2 affects of our food choices, etc.)
  • Viewing our life challenges though the door of our eating and health challenges
  • The importance of rest and renewal
  • How has this topic helped you personally to heal? How is life different for you now from before?
  • Journal questions, awareness practices, case studies, resources, etc.
  • Other relevant topics around worth, perfection, stress, self-care, judgment, and compassion

Feminine

  • What is a feminine vs. male approach to health, nutrition, and movement?
  • The Queen vs. the Princess archetypes
  • How we can bring our feminine intuitive strengths to health, nutrition, and movement?
  • The concept of high-fact diets and how that is hurting us
  • Embracing the reality of femaleness
  • Why we need a new view of exercise and movement?
  • What is feminine wisdom?
  • How can we begin to get in better touch with our wisdom about what to eat and how to move?
  • Listening to our bodies
  • Energy and lack of energy
  • Digestive issues viewed through the door of life challenges. What do we need to “digest” in our life?
  • The Queen in action and claiming your Queendom
  • Aging in a culture that values youth and the virtues of young women
  • Finding pleasure in our eating and movement
  • How has this topic helped you personally to heal? How is life different for you now from before?
  • Journal questions, awareness practices, case studies, resources, etc.
  • Other relevant topics around feminine approaches, the Queen archetype, women’s worth, pleasure, inner wisdom, aging, energy, and digestion