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!

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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February: The month of love and awareness?

A month ago, I became aware of a talented blogger, Kelly Flanagan, PhD (thank you, Tom) with this right-on post about the real source of his daughter's beauty .  By now, you've probably heard about it via other outlets, as this father's perspective has gone viral. Matter-of-fact, Dr. Kelly and...
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Expectation resets

Those of you are regulars to this blog know what a fan I am of the "Dear Carolyn" advice columnist, Carolyn Hax. Her responses to some often very bizarre situations are repeatedly right-on. Even run-of-the-mill family issues are dealt with respectfully, directly and with a steadfast wisdom. Her column, "Mom...
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Credit where it's due

  I met recently with a group of young women and their therapists for a chat. I came away inspired by their courageous journeys through various eating disorders, some healed, others still in the process. I can only imagine the drive and fortitude needed to sustain or maintain their commitment...
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