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
4098 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
5435 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
4493 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
3707 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, weight loss personal change bulimia self-love self-hatred Austria self-compassion, Italy Chimamanda Adichie Lets Move! Kenya Silver Creek Falls spain Bailey Webber self-care, Body of Truth Florence binge Nigerian Health At Every Size®, weight Africa preferred gender pronouns self-forgiveness Julie Wyman mindfulness, self-loathing Michelangelo high school reunion fat friendly doctors, weight stigma wedding body positive bittersweet Lindsey Averill Italians only you can be you American Medical Assn., judgments bride & groom memories Mothers Day nature / nurture, independence wi-fi baby steps shattered Internet meme ritual breaking down walls health and fitness, Independence Day Mrs. Obama cellulite Rumi, vulnerability, magical thinking New Year Resolutions body hatred crash diets, intersectionality Passover models 4-wheel drive Cutting, public ownership, health Eating Disorders Awareness Month grief queer body love Easter workplace wellness self-acceptance International No Diet Day body acceptance, social media love Alzheimers privacy, Spring Labor Day NEDAW recovery dysfunctional family, Health At Every Size® fat talk metaphors, challenges white privilege lessons learned body Renfrew Perspectives Weight Stigma Awareness Week extended family, competent eating mental illness killer stress, anorexia fat people, #Nuerofeedback4EDs First Lady beauty Sequoia National Forest Taryn Brumfitt Intuitive Eating dancing at bus stop shame, black & white thinking healing metaphors, Andreas Voice, non-binary gender fat acceptance,

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: