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!

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 couldn't hear any other way." He got into treatment for anorexia and is now back in school and doing well.

Prior to every presentation, Tom and I hold a brief, private ritual where we thank Andrea for bringing us to this opportunity and always extend an invitation for her to join us in "opening hearts and changing minds." When we hear this sort of testimonial we know that Andrea was with us and are so grateful that she continues to bring her power to our work.

With renewed passion, I send blessings until next time.

[Originally posted on the Gürze Books Eating Disorders Blogs]

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