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!

Only you can be you

Received an email a few days ago from a young woman who went to high school with Andrea. After introducing herself, she wrote: I can honestly say that I am a better person having known [Andrea]. She had such a light within her and was so wise and soulful. I...
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Awesome advice (although not mine)

One of my sisters sent me an email with the subject line: "could have been written by you."  She went on to say, "I kept waiting for your name at the end of this article. Thought you would appreciate it:" How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one:...
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Shattered and standing

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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...
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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...
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