A Joyful Journey...

Join Doris Smeltzer, critically acclaimed author and educator, as she muses on topics ranging from eating disorders, well-being via Health At Every Size®, to the mysteries of life in general. Featured each Friday at the top of the blog are select, astute observations made by Andrea during her all too brief 19-year life…it is she who taught us: the joy IS the journey!

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tent camping
Continuation of the letter begun two Friday's ago: And sometimes the memories are not as good. Often I remember how hard I was to live with, though recently not as often as in the past. And the horrible things I used to be able to say and the way I was...
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Andrea day before returning to Spain at 17
Continuation of last Friday's letter home from Spain--photo taken at the dinner table the night before returning to Spain for a visit at 17, goofing around with ribbon from a bon voyage gift: Sometimes I get flooded with memories so strong…not big things but the little memories of what our house smells...
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Night sky
Today was sort of a slow, sad, depressed sort of day, but the skies are clear and there are stars. ... I love writing out on my balcony all skin covered and warm, looking at the ocean sky, watching people as they walk past going quickly and with purpose on...
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Smaller.Annies MothersDay Gift copy
   There is a tightrope we walk called life      You put me on it when you gave birth to me      For a long time you carried me, then you held my hand, and then you told me you believed in me.      You never hovered so close that you...
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