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!

 

Author, activist, career educator, and international speaker, Doris Smeltzer is the President of Andrea’s Voice Foundation, a non-profit founded following her daughter’s eating disordered death. Smeltzer holds a master’s in counseling psychology, with published works including the book, Andrea’s Voice, this blog/web site, and numerous published pieces in newspapers, magazines, and books including an article in the landmark, Treatment of Eating Disorders (Academic Press, 2010). Smeltzer has been featured in popular media (TV, radio, film), has been named a Community Hero by both her hometown of Napa, and the North Bay eating disorder organization, EDRS and awarded the Soroptimist Ruby Award for Women Helping Women.

Andrea's Voice, Silenced by BulimiaANV-3
256 pages (paperback)
order online at www.andreasvoice.org/ways-to-help/the-book

Ragen Chastain writes a masterful response...

"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you"
...in her post titled, "Six Questionable Questions about Fat Acceptance Answered"
5292 Hits
0 Comments

Andrea's weekly quote:

3286 Hits
0 Comments

February: The month of love and awareness?

A month ago, I became aware of a talented blogger, Kelly Flanagan, PhD (thank you, Tom) with this right-on post about the real source of his daughter's beauty .  By now, you've probably heard about it via other outlets, as this father's perspective has gone viral. Matter-of-fact, Dr. Kelly and...
Continue reading
4175 Hits
0 Comments

Expectation resets

Those of you are regulars to this blog know what a fan I am of the "Dear Carolyn" advice columnist, Carolyn Hax. Her responses to some often very bizarre situations are repeatedly right-on. Even run-of-the-mill family issues are dealt with respectfully, directly and with a steadfast wisdom. Her column, "Mom...
Continue reading
4287 Hits
0 Comments

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or:

Givva
Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Andreas Voice Foundation

Automatically support Andreas Voice Foundation by shopping at Office Depot, Old Navy, and Target.

The book, "Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Gratitude for support from:

mechnaics bank logo

Tag Cloud

eating disorders, body image personal change healing, weight loss self-compassion, Italy bulimia self-love Austria Mothers Day self-hatred Resolutions mental illness killer stress, anorexia fat people, intersectionality First Lady Sequoia National Forest 4-wheel drive Taryn Brumfitt Eating Disorders Awareness Month dancing at bus stop Chimamanda Adichie queer body love Lets Move! Silver Creek Falls self-acceptance Bailey Webber self-care, love Florence binge Nigerian Health At Every Size®, weight preferred gender pronouns Julie Wyman mindfulness, Health At Every Size® Michelangelo high school reunion fat friendly doctors, white privilege weight stigma body body positive Weight Stigma Awareness Week Lindsey Averill competent eating Italians only you can be you American Medical Assn., #Nuerofeedback4EDs judgments beauty nature / nurture, Intuitive Eating wi-fi baby steps shattered Internet meme Kenya spain health and fitness, Body of Truth Mrs. Obama cellulite Rumi, vulnerability, magical thinking Africa self-forgiveness body hatred crash diets, self-loathing Passover models Cutting, public ownership, health wedding bittersweet grief Easter workplace wellness International No Diet Day body acceptance, social media bride & groom memories Alzheimers privacy, independence Spring Labor Day recovery dysfunctional family, NEDAW ritual breaking down walls fat talk metaphors, Independence Day lessons learned challenges Renfrew Perspectives New Year extended family, shame, non-binary gender healing metaphors, black & white thinking Andreas Voice, fat acceptance,

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: