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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Andrea's First Quote for 2015:

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Four days before Andrea turned 19 and eight months before her death, she wrote this brief, but insightful observation: If I can’t love me and my body how can I expect to love anyone else and know I deserve their love? Good question. Good question indeed. Especially at the beginning...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

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December. How is it that 2014 is nearly over? Our perception of "time passing" seems to speed with aging. I can recall how, before entering the double-digit years, a month felt so very looong. And December? Interminable. I am experiencing this month differently though. I am taking time to notice...
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We celebrated Andrea's birthday last week. As always, Tom's sister sent us a beautiful remembrance of Andrea along with a photograph of the tree they planted in her honor 15 years ago. What a stunning, vibrant tribute to our daughter! I spent the day going through Andrea's baby book--something I've...
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When Andrea returned to Spain from her perspective-changing time in Austria, she was frantic to find a way out of the family with whom she no longer felt comfortable. Through a miraculous incident, a solution was found. The jubilant journal entry Andrea wrote expressing her relief and gratitude for such...
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