Below is a list of helpful web sites and recommended readings to serve as resources on a variety of subjects. By no means is the list exhaustive, but my hope is that it can provide some useful information while creating a sense that you are not alone in your struggles. 

Web Sites

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

The Renfrew Center

Eating Disorder Network of Maryland (covering MD, DC and Northern VA)

Health at Every Size (HAES)

Am I Hungry?

Healing for Binge Eating

The Body Positive

Adult Children of Alcoholics

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The Adverse Childhood Trauma Study


Eating Disorders, Body Image and Food-Related Reading


Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle. Michelle May, M.D.

Women Food and God. Geneen Roth

Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body by Connie Sobczak

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too. Jenni Schaefer

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life. Jenni Schaefer

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works. Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch

Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling. Anita Johnson, Ph.D.

The Healing Journey for Binge Eating (Volume 1) by Michelle Market

Overcoming Binge Eating. Christopher G. Fairburn


Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes From, How it Sabotages Our Lives. Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller and J. Keith Miller.

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love. Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller and J. Keith Miller.

The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect and Lasting Love. Pia Mellody and Lawrence S. Freundlich.

The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships. Harriet Lerner

Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships. Kelly McDaniel

The ACoA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult RelationshipsTian Dayton, Ph.D.

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Dr. Sue Johnson.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert. John M. Gottman and Nan Silver.


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal. Donna Jackson Nakazawa

In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Peter A. Levine

Other Recommended Reading

The Wisdom of the 5 Messengers: Learning to Follow the Guidance of Feelings. Kerry Paul Altman, Ph.D.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Brené Brown

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough". Brené Brown

One Small Step Can Change Your LifeThe Kaizen Way. Robert Maurer, Ph.D.


You Have a Beautiful Body by Natalie Patterson

Eve Ensler on Body Image

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