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.

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Silver-linings

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  Tom was in the hospital week before last getting a tune-up on his heart and my youngest sister just had a double mastectomy. During this time, a dear friend, who was a tenant in our guesthouse 20 years ago, called to say she and her two young daughters need...
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Working on stress reduction

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  Andrea used to love to imitate "Bartok" a character from the 1997 Disney film Anastasia. In a near perfect rendition of this character's "bat" voice Annie would proclaim, "Stress. It's a killer!"    Have been under a tremendous amount of stress for the past month and it's playing a...
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Gettin' your groove on

I know this YouTube video has made its rounds already (over a million views since April) but just had to share, if like me, you haven't yet watched.  Although secretly filmed and overlaid with ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”,  Eastleigh, UK secretary Tellie Cole  was actually dancing to “Knock Down” by Alesha Dixon. Try to...
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Friday's baby step

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There are few words that can prompt responses within me in such a myriad of conflicted and confusing ways as "binge." Just received the following ad in an email: In the past week I've read numerous article titles using this "B" word: "Binge on Netflix, Binge on books ... on...
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