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!

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When Andrea returned to Spain from her perspective-changing time in Austria, she was frantic to find a way out of the family with whom she no longer felt comfortable. Through a miraculous incident, a solution was found. The jubilant journal entry Andrea wrote expressing her relief and gratitude for such...
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Andrea, 15, in Austria
Thought I’d return to sharing Andrea’s insights while she was in Spain during her 14 th /15 th year. The host family she was initially placed with had many problems, the greatest one being that their eldest daughter was hiding many secrets from them. Somehow she had been able to...
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"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." --Anne Frank * Last Friday I was a volunteer chaperone for my grandson's 4th grade class--it was a delight, but left little time for blog posting. On this, the final day of " Weight Stigma Awareness Week ,"...
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There was a period of a few months while Andrea was in Spain when she felt tremendous emotional confliction, which caused confusion and depression. She wrote a letter to one of her dearest friends to attempt to put her experience into words. She never mailed the letter, thus we found...
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