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:
" 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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Drawing on self instead of cutting...

It worked for this young woman...and if one has difficulty imagining what to draw, there are terrific Henna books/online illustrations that provide easy-to-copy photos. Another possibility: writing poetry on various body parts--in water-color inks in the event the words do not resonate the next day. I share this idea with...
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Ragen Chastain writes a masterful response...

"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you"
...in her post titled, "Six Questionable Questions about Fat Acceptance Answered"
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Andrea's weekly quote:

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Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006). read more...

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