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!

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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Gettin' your groove on

I know this YouTube video has made its rounds already (over a million views since April) but just had to share, if like me, you haven't yet watched.  Although secretly filmed and overlaid with ABBA’s “Dancing Queen”,  Eastleigh, UK secretary Tellie Cole  was actually dancing to “Knock Down” by Alesha Dixon. Try to...
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