A Joyful Journey...

Join Doris Smeltzer, critically acclaimed author/educator, as she muses on topics from eating disorders to the mysteries of life. Often "Featured" are select, astute observations made by Andrea during her all too brief 19-year life…it is she who taught us: the joy IS in the journey!

"Recovery Bites..."

On this, the anniversary of Andrea's death, I am sending hopes that you are well and safe during these challenging times.

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Sharing a Mother's Day gift...


A Mother’s Day gift to me written one year before Andrea's death. The next year we attended my mom's funeral on Mother's Day (photo above)...just ONE month before Andrea's life ended...

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Nov 4th: The only 2017 public "Be Body Positive" workshop

First, my sincere thanks to those who attended our July 15th event--thanks to YOU it was a resounding success!

Second, our dear friend and Board Member, Connie Sobczak, is offering on Nov 4th a public BE BODY POSITIVE WORKSHOP.

Connie Sobczak

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Join Us Jul 15th for Current Revelations In...

Neuroregulation and Eating Disorders 

Presented by Ed Hamlin, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Institute for Applied Neuroscience, Asheville, NC

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July 15, 2017    9am - 5pm    Staybridge Suites, SFO, 1350 Huntington Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066

$20 Workshop Fee 
 CASH (no checks) only at event site. To pay via credit card, please click "Buy Now" button

6 CEs provided at no additional charge for Licensed Psychologists, LCSWs, MFTs, & Licensed Nurses
(Scroll down for important CE information & Learning Objectives)

SEATING IS LIMITED: Click here & complete our contact form to reserve your spot now!

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Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia


Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006).

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