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!

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence
My partner, Tom, sent me a link to an article yesterday: In Indonesia, Non-Binary Gender is a Centuries-Old Idea . He is aware of the journey I've been on this past year: learning about and owning my own privileged status in this culture. I now see how that privilege harms...
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Autumnal changes

Autumnal changes
The first day of Fall...the beginning of visible changes in many of the trees and foliage around us. What about the unseen changes within--not only in nature but within our being? I am hopeful that there is a seed of doubt growing within each of us around the diet-driven promises...
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A self-evident truth

A self-evident truth
Six months before Andrea's death she experienced an almost three-month emotional reprieve. Although not gone, the bulimic behaviors decreased and Andrea felt strong and confident. In a journal entry she reflected on how she was... ...enjoying this experience of being stable. It’s a new one for me. Emotionally—I am doing damn good—I don’t...
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Recent books that inspire & Andrea's words

Recent books that inspire & Andrea's words
Two months. Please forgive my silence. When focused on the completion of a project, I tend to let blog postings fall by the way side. I am forcing my mind to lift from its focal point to share two important and newly published books, Body of Truth: How Science, History,...
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