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!

Sharing a Mother's Day gift...

Picture1

A Mother’s Day gift to me written one year before Andrea's death. The next year we attended my mom's funeral on Mother's Day (photo above)...just ONE month before Andrea's life ended...

Continue reading
Tags:
155 Hits
0 Comments

Nov 4th: The only 2017 public "Be Body Positive" workshop

First, my sincere thanks to those who attended our July 15th event--thanks to YOU it was a resounding success!

Second, our dear friend and Board Member, Connie Sobczak, is offering on Nov 4th a public BE BODY POSITIVE WORKSHOP.

Connie Sobczak

Continue reading
2028 Hits
0 Comments

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
4253 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
5555 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 weight loss healing, personal change Mothers Day Austria self-hatred self-compassion, Italy bulimia self-love white privilege nature / nurture, body wi-fi baby steps Weight Stigma Awareness Week shattered competent eating Internet meme #Nuerofeedback4EDs health and fitness, beauty Mrs. Obama cellulite Rumi, Intuitive Eating vulnerability, magical thinking body hatred crash diets, Kenya Passover models spain Cutting, Body of Truth public ownership, health grief Africa Easter workplace wellness self-forgiveness International No Diet Day self-loathing body acceptance, social media Alzheimers privacy, wedding bittersweet Spring Labor Day recovery dysfunctional family, NEDAW fat talk metaphors, bride & groom memories lessons learned challenges independence extended family, Renfrew Perspectives mental illness killer stress, ritual breaking down walls fat people, First Lady anorexia Sequoia National Forest Taryn Brumfitt Independence Day dancing at bus stop New Year Chimamanda Adichie Resolutions Lets Move! Silver Creek Falls Bailey Webber intersectionality self-care, Florence binge 4-wheel drive Nigerian Eating Disorders Awareness Month Health At Every Size®, weight preferred gender pronouns Julie Wyman queer body love mindfulness, Michelangelo self-acceptance high school reunion love fat friendly doctors, weight stigma body positive Lindsey Averill Italians only you can be you Health At Every Size® American Medical Assn., judgments healing metaphors, Andreas Voice, black & white thinking fat acceptance, shame, non-binary gender

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: