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!

What a state of mind...

Yesterday I awoke really early, feeling at long last semi-normal. YES! The flu was finally behind me--my body had mended and I could enjoy it sans pain and discomfort!  I was able to begin the day with my yoga routine, cycle a bit and looked forward to walking with my...
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The end of eating disorders awareness month

February is always a crazy month for me and our  non-profit  because it is the official month for eating disorders awareness, with the last week of the month holding claim to the title of "National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW)." I just returned from a first-time trip to Kansas where...
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"Listening" when a new perspective arises

The flu bug hit me like a train (evidently it was Type B--not covered by this season's flu shot). It would be sweet if it confers immunity upon me for the duration (fingers crossed :) Right before being hit by this illness, I spoke at the EDRS conference in Petaluma...
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A special weekend...

February is eating disorders awareness month and thus a busy one for me. To begin this 28-day marathon, I spent last weekend in southern California presenting on Andrea's Voice Friday night and then Saturday and Sunday with Connie Sobczak assisting with a  Be Body Positive  training of campus leaders. After...
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