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!

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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Andrea's Quote:

Andrea's Quote:
February, the month of Valentines ... also happens to be Eating Disorders Awareness month, thus we have a number of speaking engagements around the country. Tomorrow I'll be co-presenting at the EDRS Conference in Santa Rosa. In this talk I share one of Andrea's sweetest sibling journal entries: Jocelyn is...
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Andrea's First Quote for 2015:

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Four days before Andrea turned 19 and eight months before her death, she wrote this brief, but insightful observation: If I can’t love me and my body how can I expect to love anyone else and know I deserve their love? Good question. Good question indeed. Especially at the beginning...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
December. How is it that 2014 is nearly over? Our perception of "time passing" seems to speed with aging. I can recall how, before entering the double-digit years, a month felt so very looong. And December? Interminable. I am experiencing this month differently though. I am taking time to notice...
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