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!

Shattered and standing

Door
Prior to our grandkids' visit last week I spent a day cleaning, cooking, and catching up on laundry so they would have my undivided attention. As I walked into the family room to put some things away, I noticed what appeared to be raindrops on our double-paned-glass back door. Odd...the...
Continue reading
2419 Hits
0 Comments

Finding MY Doctor

  Given the  AMA decision to label obesity  a "disease," I was surprised and thrilled with an experience I had yesterday morning with an MD who is now my new Primary Care Physician (PCP). After my visit with this doctor, I ran in the house so excited that I began...
Continue reading
3620 Hits
0 Comments

Healing metaphors gathered at the beach

Healing metaphors gathered at the beach
  We just returned from a fun-filled family vacation in Santa Barbara that included visits at two different zoos, special “girls only” pedicures, walks on the wharf, and above all, play on the beach. As I reflected on this lighthearted time, the "healing metaphors" jumped out at me. I watched...
Continue reading
2803 Hits
0 Comments

"Hate Loss"

Yesterday I searched through the stack of recently returned long-ago letters written by me to one of my sisters. It was to check for the location of a camping trip we took when our daughters were young. We’ve been thinking of re-creating this fun time with our grandchildren but cannot...
Continue reading
2121 Hits
0 Comments

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or:

Givva
Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Andreas Voice Foundation

Automatically support Andreas Voice Foundation by shopping at Office Depot, Old Navy, and Target.

The book, "Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

Gratitude for support from:

mechnaics bank logo

Tag Cloud

eating disorders, body image personal change healing, weight loss self-hatred Austria self-compassion, Italy bulimia self-love Mothers Day crash diets, 4-wheel drive body hatred Passover models Eating Disorders Awareness Month queer body love health Cutting, public ownership, self-acceptance grief Easter workplace wellness love social media International No Diet Day body acceptance, privacy, Alzheimers Spring Labor Day Health At Every Size® white privilege NEDAW body recovery dysfunctional family, metaphors, Weight Stigma Awareness Week fat talk lessons learned challenges competent eating #Nuerofeedback4EDs Renfrew Perspectives beauty extended family, killer stress, mental illness Intuitive Eating First Lady anorexia fat people, Sequoia National Forest Kenya Taryn Brumfitt dancing at bus stop spain Body of Truth Lets Move! Chimamanda Adichie Silver Creek Falls Africa Bailey Webber self-care, binge self-forgiveness Florence self-loathing weight Nigerian Health At Every Size®, preferred gender pronouns wedding Julie Wyman mindfulness, bittersweet Michelangelo weight stigma high school reunion fat friendly doctors, body positive bride & groom Lindsey Averill memories Italians independence judgments only you can be you American Medical Assn., ritual nature / nurture, wi-fi baby steps breaking down walls Independence Day Internet meme shattered health and fitness, New Year Mrs. Obama cellulite Resolutions intersectionality magical thinking Rumi, vulnerability, non-binary gender Andreas Voice, fat acceptance, shame, black & white thinking healing metaphors,

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: