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!

Credit where it's due

  I met recently with a group of young women and their therapists for a chat. I came away inspired by their courageous journeys through various eating disorders, some healed, others still in the process. I can only imagine the drive and fortitude needed to sustain or maintain their commitment...
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Andrea's words of wisdom

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  Please forgive my lack of postings...it's been a stressful and busy time. Things should improve by mid-December. Wait. That's right before Christmas. Let me reassess: Improvements will come after the New Year! We celebrated Andrea's birthday this week. She would have turned 34...hard to imagine her at that age--as...
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Silver-linings

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  Tom was in the hospital week before last getting a tune-up on his heart and my youngest sister just had a double mastectomy. During this time, a dear friend, who was a tenant in our guesthouse 20 years ago, called to say she and her two young daughters need...
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Working on stress reduction

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  Andrea used to love to imitate "Bartok" a character from the 1997 Disney film Anastasia. In a near perfect rendition of this character's "bat" voice Annie would proclaim, "Stress. It's a killer!"    Have been under a tremendous amount of stress for the past month and it's playing a...
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