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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"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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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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"Hate Loss"

Yesterday I searched through the stack of recently returned long-ago letters written by me to one of my sisters. It was to check for the location of a camping trip we took when our daughters were young. We’ve been thinking of re-creating this fun time with our grandchildren but cannot...
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Looking, comparing and taking a long overdue break

Yesterday, I stood in the drug store waiting for a prescription to be filled. While I waited I walked down the magazine/books aisle and noticed that our First Lady was on the cover of  Vogue . Although I have no idea for certain, I can guess that this shot was...
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