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!

A potentially rocky, yet joyous, road

A potentially rocky, yet joyous, road
A high school student recently wrote asking the best way to, "bring public awareness to eating disorders and ways to prevent them" on her campus. She did not have much time and wanted to optimize her impact. I responded: Educating others on eating disorders is a tricky undertaking. Studies show...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
It is time for a new chapter I am recovering I am eating I am happy Life keeps changing. What a delightful twisted maze it is. --Andrea Smeltzer, 9 months before her death  
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International No Diet Day tomorrow...

International No Diet Day tomorrow...
Join me in helping to spread the word!   International No Diet Day   (to see the photos go to  Tracing Real Body Models ) For 5 steps toward loving the body you have today, please read Dr. Jennifer Copeland's article, "Step Away From the Scale: Embrace the Bikini Body...
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Andrea's weekly quote:

Andrea's weekly quote:
" I do not have bad memories only painful experiences. But without these experiences I would never be who I am now and these were lessons I needed to learn." --Andrea Smeltzer, 15
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