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:

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   There is a tightrope we walk called life       You put me on it when you gave birth to me       For a long time you carried me, then you held  my hand, and then you told me you believed in me.       You never hovered...
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Andrea's Weekly Quote:

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How sad it is that I can't live in two places at once and divide my heart between where I want to be and where I want to go, and wanting to be somewhere in the middle but wanting both worlds to stay the same... --Andrea, 15, while an exchange...
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Andrea's weekly quote:

Andrea's weekly quote:
Suddenly right and wrong have switched poles and I don't know my own name. Is a name an identity? Does switching names allow you to assume a new identity? Or is it all in your mind? Does it really matter? Am I just in disequilibrium again? Run out of schemas and...
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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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