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 Weekly Quote:

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  Andrea, 18, observing our relationship during Tom’s open-heart surgery:                                                   She is his advocate   Sometimes silent, sometimes screaming      Always watching    ...
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Andrea, 18, watching her Dad in his hospital bed before open-heart surgery: I know where I got my chin  angular and strong  the outline still there on this man  this man on the bed, sleeping.  He gave me this chin.   It is something we share a tie that even...
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 Final paragraphs of Andrea's missive home from Spain (see the last three Friday's for prior portions of this letter): Now it seems so natural and normal to clean up after myself. I get up—I make my bed. I change—I put my clothes away. I cook—I clean up the dishes. And it’s...
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Continuation of the letter begun two Friday's ago: And sometimes the memories are not as good. Often I remember how hard I was to live with, though recently not as often as in the past. And the horrible things I used to be able to say and the way I...
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