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!

"Listening" when a new perspective arises

The flu bug hit me like a train (evidently it was Type B--not covered by this season's flu shot). It would be sweet if it confers immunity upon me for the duration (fingers crossed :) Right before being hit by this illness, I spoke at the EDRS conference in Petaluma...
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A special weekend...

February is eating disorders awareness month and thus a busy one for me. To begin this 28-day marathon, I spent last weekend in southern California presenting on Andrea's Voice Friday night and then Saturday and Sunday with Connie Sobczak assisting with a  Be Body Positive  training of campus leaders. After...
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An awakening shower

During an  upcoming training that I'll be co-facilitating  I need to be prepared with a "statement" about my body's beauty to share with the attendees (they will be asked to do the same). As many of you know, since Andrea's death I have worked hard at seeing and appreciating my...
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From Africa, with love

Last weekend I attended my nephew's wedding. His bride is a lovely woman from Kenya. Evidently, a custom in their country is for the women of the groom's family to gather outside the bride's mother's home a few hours prior to the nuptials. Once outside the home these soon-to-be-relatives "call"...
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