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!

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...
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Drawing on self instead of cutting...

It worked for this young woman...and if one has difficulty imagining what to draw, there are terrific Henna books/online illustrations that provide easy-to-copy photos. Another possibility: writing poetry on various body parts--in water-color inks in the event the words do not resonate the next day. I share this idea with...
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Just enough balance


At the start of summer we received a letter from a college friend of our daughter Jocelyn. "Sam" writes an annual solstice letter that always includes a small work of art...often utilizing words in unusual patterns, delivering meaningful or mysterious (at least to me) messages. This year was a heartfelt...
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It doesn't get better than this...

We presented at a college today and a young man came up afterward to share that he'd heard us speak in 2012. It was last year's talk that made him realize he was in trouble and needed help. He explained, "It's Andrea. Somehow I could hear from her what I...
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