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!

Andrea's Quote:

Andrea's Quote:

February, the month of Valentines ... also happens to be Eating Disorders Awareness month, thus we have a number of speaking engagements around the country. Tomorrow I'll be co-presenting at the EDRS Conference in Santa Rosa. In this talk I share one of Andrea's sweetest sibling journal entries:

Jocelyn is a good friend. I never knew that I would be able to call her that but I’m proud to now. I love her. 

--Andrea, 19

Let's remember the importance of telling those we love how they affect us. Our words matter.

 Quote from the book, Andrea's Voice, Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze Books, 2006)

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Silenced by Bulimia

 

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Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

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