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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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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Healing metaphors gathered at the beach

Healing metaphors gathered at the beach
  We just returned from a fun-filled family vacation in Santa Barbara that included visits at two different zoos, special “girls only” pedicures, walks on the wharf, and above all, play on the beach. As I reflected on this lighthearted time, the "healing metaphors" jumped out at me. I watched...
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