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Weight Loss, Health and Well Being, Eating Disorder Links and Resources


Permanent weight loss is not just a goal, it is a journey, and often includes a life long process of managing one's weight. This process includes learning ways to manage one's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. There are many wonderful resources out there for support, guidance, and inspiration. Here are some links that you might find useful on your journey to health, balance, joy and peace.

Note: These links do not indicate any personal endorsement by Catherine L. Taylor

Addiction, Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating Recovery Links

Do you suspect you may be suffering from an eating disorder? Are you suffering from substance abuse and addiction? Check out these links for the signs and symptoms, information, books, and eating disorder and addiction referral sources. - A website dedicated to eating disorder recovery.

National Eating Disorders Association or NEDA

Gurze Books - Books and publishing resource for eating disorder recovery.

Overeaters Anonymous - Free support groups for compulsive overeaters.

Alcoholic's Anonymous

Weight Loss Inspiration, Tracking Tools, Fitness Websites and Blogs

ACE Quick Start Fitness Guide

It's free! Get started with a home workout program for beginners from America's top fitness experts.

Spirituality and Positive Living Websites and Blogs

Zen Habits

Tricycle - The Buddhist Review


Yoga Journal

Meditation Retreat Centers, Health Spas, Yoga Centers

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the vipassana tradition.

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Health and Wellness Sites and Blogs

The Wellness Universe - A directory of resources to expand your well-being.

My Reading List

Here are some of the books that have given me hope, comfort, education, inspiration, and illumination during my own healing journey and my work with others. I hope you find these things here as well.

Weight Loss, Body Image, Eating Disorders

The Joy Diet by Martha Beck
The Pathway by Laurel Mellin
Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth
When You Eat In Front of The Refrigerator Pull Up A Chair by Geneen Roth
When Food Is Love by Geneen Roth
Feeding The Hungry Heart by Geneen Roth
Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth
Thin For Life by Ann Fletcher
Thin Through The Power Of Spirit by Lucia Capodilupo
The Body Betrayed - A Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment by Kathryn J. Zerbe, M.D.
The Diet Free Solution by Laurel Mellin
Eating, Drinking, Overthinking by Susan Nolen-Hoeksma
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

The Art and Science of Rational Eating by Ellis, Abrams, Dengelegi
Daily Word for Weight Loss by Unity Publishers
Eating by The Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston
Eating Awareness Training by Molly Groger
Nourishing Wisdom by Marc David
Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind by Lauve Metcalfe
Eating Mindfully by Susan Albers
Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink
The Diet Cure by Julia Ross

Transforming Body Image by Marcia Germaine Hutchinson
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies by Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter
Overcoming Overeating by Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter
Fat and Furious by Judi Hollis
Fat Is A Family Affair By Judi Hollis
The Hungry Self by Kim Cherni
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
Fat is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach

Food and Nutrition

The Really Simple No Nonsense Nutrition Guide by Edward R. Blonz
Staying Healthy With Nutrition by Dr. Elson Haas


Fitness is a Religion by Ray Bartas
Body for Life for Women by Pamela Peeke
Thriving – The Complete Mind/Body Guide For Optimal Health and Fitness For Men
Light On Yoga by Iyengar
Walk With Ease by The Arthritis Foundation

Mind/Body Healing

The Healthy Mind Healthy Body Handbook by Dr. David Sobel and Robert Ornstein M.D.
Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions by Lorig, Holman, and Sobel
Mind Body Healing Through Awareness, Yoga and Somatic Integration by Linda Christy Weiler, MS 
Somatics by Thomas Hanna

Magical Mind, Magical Body by Deepak Chopra
Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra
Healing Yourself by Martin Rossman, M.D.
The Healing Path by Marc Ian Barasch
Remarkable Recovery by Marc Ian Barasch
Healing Words by Larry Dossey, M.D.
You Are Not Your Illness by Linda Noble Topf
Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen

Psychology, Healing and Spirituality

The Secret Of The Shadow by Debbie Ford
The Dark Side of The Light Chasers by Debbie Ford
Self Sabotage by Martha Baldwin
How To Be An Adult By David Richo
There is Nothing Wrong With You by Cheri Huber

The Zen of Recovery by Mel Ash
The Steps We Took by Joe McQ
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book
When Society Becomes an Addict by Anne Wilson Schaef
Women Who Do Too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef
The Gift Of Our Compulsions by Mary O’Malley
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Codependent No More by Melodie Beattie
Boundaries and Relationships by Charles Whitfield
Healing The Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw
The Invisible Partners by John A. Sanford
Feel The Fear Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
Enneagram Transformations by Don Richard Riso
Type Talk – The 16 Personality Types by Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Theuesen

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
Depressed and Anxious – the Dialectal Behavior Therapy Workbook for Depression and Anxiety by Thomas Marra
The Angry Heart – Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Disorders
by Joseph Santoro and Ronald Cohen
The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
Feeling Good Handbook by Dr. David Burns
Visualization For Change by Patrick Fanning
Creative Visualization by Shatki Gawain

Emotional Alchemy by Tara Bennet-Goleman
Emotional Intelligence by David Goleman
Healing Through The Dark Emotions - The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair by Miriam Greenspan
Talking To Yourself by Pamela Butler
The Art of Emotional Healing by Lucia Capacchione

Recovery of Your Inner Child by Lucia Capacchione
Learning To Love Yourself by Gayle Hendricks
Hiding From Love by Dr. John Townsend

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aaron
Why People Don't Heal by Carolyn Myss

Sacred Contracts by Carolyn Myss

The Anatomy of the Spirit by Carolyn Myss

Energy Anatomy by Carolyn Myss
The Work by Byron Katie
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Mastery Of Love by Don Miquel Ruiz

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wherever You Go, There You Are by John Kabat-Zinn
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
The One Who Is Not Busy by Darlen Cohen
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth by Echart Tolle
Life Beyond Belief By Alice Gardner
In the Flow of Life by Eric Butterworth

Emptiness Dancing by Adyashanti
The Heart Of The Buddha's Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Diamond In Your Pocket by Gangaji
Finding Clarity by Jeru Kabbal
Maps To Ecstasy by Gabrielle Roth

The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra
Power, Freedom and Grace by Deepak Chopra
The Book Of Secrets by Deepak Chopra
The Deeper Wound by Deepak Chopra
How To Know God by Deepak Chopra

Illuminata by Marianne Williamson
Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore
The Interior Castle by St. Theresa of Avila
Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of The Cross
The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

Mystics and Zen Masters by Thomas Merton
The Path To No Self: Life at the Center by Bernadette Roberts
Shambhala by Chogyam Trungpa
Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch
The Road Less Traveled by M.Scott Peck, M.D.

A Gradual Awakening by Steven Levine
Instructions To The Cook by Bernard Glassman
Creating True Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
Insights For A New Way Of Living by Osho

The Miracle Of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
Open To Desire by Mark Epstein
A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield

After The Ecstacy, The Laundry by Jack Kornfield
Meditation: The Art of Ecstacy by Osho
A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson
A Course In Miracles by Dr. Helen Schucman
Love is Letting Go of Fear by Gerald Jampolsky

The Hero Within by Carol S. Pearson
The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
He, She, We by Robert Johnson

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung

Psychology of Religion and Sychronicity by C. G. Jung

Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Living The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
Archetypal Astrology by Richard Tarnas
No Boundary by Ken Wilbur

Kundalini and The Chakra's Evolution In This Lifetime by Genevieve Lewis Paulson
Living With Kundalini by Gopi Krishna

The Tibetan Book Of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism by Lama Anagarika Govinda
The Science of Being and Art of Living by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Who Dies? by Stephen Levine
On Life After Death by Elizabeth Kubler Ross
On Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Female Spirituality

Dancing In The Flames by Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson
Addiction To Perfection by Marion Woodman
Leaving My Father’s House by Marion Woodman
Motherpeace Tarot by Vicki Noble
Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

Goddesses in Every Woman by Jean Shinoda Bolen
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty by Jean Shinoda Bolen
Discovering Kwan Yin: Buddhist Goddess of Compassion - A Path Toward Clarity and Peace by Sandy Boucher
Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her by Susan Griffin

A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson
Succulent Wild Women by Sark
Dance Of The Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
Reinventing Eve by Kim Chernin

Art, Writing and Creativity

Living Juicy by Sark
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron
Inspirations – Meditations from The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Art as a Way of Knowing by Pat Allen
The Knitting Sutra – Craft as a Spiritual Practice by Susan Lydon
If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland
Writing For Your Life by Deena Metzger
Bird by Bird by Ann Lamott
Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Journal To The Soul by Rose Offner
To Build The Life You Want, Create The Work You Love by Marsha Sinetar
Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow by Marsha Sinetar
Creating A Life Worth Living by Carol Lloyd
Coaching The Artist Within by Eric Maisel
Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel
The Van Gogh Blues – The Creative Person’s Path Through Depression by Eric Maisel
Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Happiness, Positive Psychology and Positive Well Being

How We Choose To Be Happy by Rick Foster and Greg Hicks
Authentic Happiness By Martin Seligman, M.D.
Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman, M.D.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Resiliency Advantage by Al Siebert, PHD
The Survivor Personality by Al Siebert, PHD
Stumbling Upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Happy For No Reason by Marci Schimoff

The Pleasure Prescription by by Paul Pearsall
The 22 Laws of Wellness by Greg Anderson
Instant Health and Happiness Boosters by M. J. Ryan
The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven
365 Ways to Live a Simple and Spiritual Life by Madonna Gauding
The Essence of Zen – An Anthology of Quotations
Daily Om – Inspirational Thoughts For a Happy, Healthy Life by Madisyn Taylor
365 Nirvana Here and Now - Living Every Moment In Enlightenment by Josh Baran

Unstoppable Confidence by Kent Sayre
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff by Richard Carlson
The Best Year Of Your Life by Debbie Ford
Simple Abundance by Sara Ban Breathnach
Something More by Sara Ban Breathnach
Celebrate Yourself by Dorothy Corkill Briggs
Meditations For Women Who Do Too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef

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