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

Autumnal changes

Autumnal changes
The first day of Fall...the beginning of visible changes in many of the trees and foliage around us. What about the unseen changes within--not only in nature but within our being? I am hopeful that there is a seed of doubt growing within each of us around the diet-driven promises...
Continue reading
3357 Hits
0 Comments

A self-evident truth

A self-evident truth
Six months before Andrea's death she experienced an almost three-month emotional reprieve. Although not gone, the bulimic behaviors decreased and Andrea felt strong and confident. In a journal entry she reflected on how she was... ...enjoying this experience of being stable. It’s a new one for me. Emotionally—I am doing damn good—I don’t...
Continue reading
4640 Hits
0 Comments

Recent books that inspire & Andrea's words

Recent books that inspire & Andrea's words
Two months. Please forgive my silence. When focused on the completion of a project, I tend to let blog postings fall by the way side. I am forcing my mind to lift from its focal point to share two important and newly published books, Body of Truth: How Science, History,...
Continue reading
3702 Hits
0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
3030 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 healing, personal change weight loss bulimia self-love Austria self-hatred self-compassion, Italy mindfulness, queer body love preferred gender pronouns Julie Wyman Michelangelo self-acceptance love weight stigma high school reunion fat friendly doctors, body positive Lindsey Averill Italians Health At Every Size® judgments only you can be you American Medical Assn., nature / nurture, white privilege body Mothers Day wi-fi baby steps Weight Stigma Awareness Week competent eating Internet meme shattered health and fitness, #Nuerofeedback4EDs beauty Mrs. Obama cellulite Intuitive Eating magical thinking Rumi, vulnerability, crash diets, Kenya body hatred spain Passover models Body of Truth health Cutting, public ownership, grief Africa self-forgiveness Easter workplace wellness body acceptance, self-loathing social media International No Diet Day Alzheimers privacy, wedding bittersweet Spring Labor Day dysfunctional family, NEDAW recovery fat talk metaphors, bride & groom memories lessons learned challenges extended family, independence Renfrew Perspectives mental illness killer stress, ritual breaking down walls First Lady anorexia fat people, Independence Day Sequoia National Forest Taryn Brumfitt dancing at bus stop New Year Resolutions Lets Move! Chimamanda Adichie self-care, intersectionality Silver Creek Falls Bailey Webber Florence binge 4-wheel drive Eating Disorders Awareness Month weight Nigerian Health At Every Size®, non-binary gender healing metaphors, Andreas Voice, black & white thinking fat acceptance, shame,

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: