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!

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
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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Andrea's Weekly Quote...

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...Except in this case as it's been a couple weeks since the last "weekly" quote was published. There were, as is often the case, good reasons. Two Fridays ago we were speaking at the Claremont Colleges in southern California (one of our favorite venues as Pitzer is Andrea's beloved alma...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

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Last week was spent with grandchildren while our daughter Jocelyn recovered from surgery. Am filled with gratitude that all turned out well and her healing continues. Andrea's words again come from her time in Spain, about 3 or 4 months into her one year exchange there. The photo is from...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

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Please forgive my lack of posting last Friday. We were celebrating my sister's 60th birthday and enjoying an "impromptu" family reunion--busy but sweet times!   Journal entry written by Andrea (15) during a class lecture while an exchange student in Spain:   And so I made a very important decision...
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