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
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

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Continuation of last Friday's letter home from Spain--photo taken at the dinner table the night before returning to Spain for a visit at 17, goofing around with ribbon from a bon voyage gift: Sometimes I get flooded with memories so strong…not big things but the little memories of what our house...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

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Today was sort of a slow, sad, depressed sort of day, but the skies are clear and there are stars. ... I love writing out on my balcony all skin covered and warm, looking at the ocean sky, watching people as they walk past going quickly and with purpose on...
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   There is a tightrope we walk called life       You put me on it when you gave birth to me       For a long time you carried me, then you held  my hand, and then you told me you believed in me.       You never hovered...
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How sad it is that I can't live in two places at once and divide my heart between where I want to be and where I want to go, and wanting to be somewhere in the middle but wanting both worlds to stay the same... --Andrea, 15, while an exchange...
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Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

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