FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Knowing your emotions is the most important part of a diet

Marie spoke at TEDxCopenhagen 7th of february at Bremen Theatre in Copenhagen. You can watch the whole talk here.

About the Talk

Now! finally my TED Talk is out and ready to be shared with you. I am so proud and extremely grateful, that I have this opportunity to make my mark on the world talking about what is closest to my heart in so many ways. If you feel touched or inspired, I would be very delighted and thankful if you share my talk with your community.

My message is to anyone who has ever suffered from food–addiction or other addictions as a way to cope with life, when it gets tough. It is an attempt to inspire people who battle with obesity or health issues. And it is to everyone who feels unable to turn knowledge of health into healthy actions.

It is a very personal story too about a daughter (me) trying to deal with my dear mother´s depression and how that experience “sky rocketed” me into the field of nutrition, health, psychology and compassion. It took a lot of courage to choose vulnerability and a whole bunch of trust in order for me to do this my way.

You are also welcome to watch me sharing my experience on my talk on national television at the end of this page.


Jeg er så glad for nu at kunne dele min TED Talk med dig.

Talen er til alle der kæmper med mad-afhængigheder eller andre afhængigheder som en måde at håndtere livet på, når det bliver svært. Den er et ønske om at inspirere mennesker, der kæmper med vægten og vægtrelaterede udfordringer. Og så er den til alle, der synes det er svært at omsætte viden om sundhed til sunde handlinger i hverdagen.

Min tale er også er meget personlig historie om en datter (mig), der desperat forsøger at håndtere min mors depression, og hvordan den oplevelse blev afgørende for, at jeg i dag arbejder med mennesker, sundhed og psykologi.

Talen blev holdt på Bremen Teater i København 7. februar 2019.

Du er også velkommen til at se indslaget på TV2 Lorry om min forberedelse til TED Talken.


Marie on national television about the preparation of the TEDTalk