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!

Italy: authentic to the core

A woman holding an apple in one hand, donut in another, looking fondly at the donut
Just read through the journal I kept while in Italy. It's pretty detailed (even noted the food we purchased) until day five. Not one more entry.  At this point is seems moot to attempt to recreate our adventures from that date forward but I must admit it was good to...
Continue reading
Tags:
2068 Hits
0 Comments

I'm back...

Italy
...from a lovely few weeks in Italy!!   I honored my commitment to "unplug" but I must admit, it was done with GREAT difficulty. I do not ever again want to travel in a foreign country without easy access to wi-fi. It is just too difficult to navigate. I even...
Continue reading
2288 Hits
0 Comments

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or:

Givva
Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Andreas Voice Foundation

Automatically support Andreas Voice Foundation by shopping at Office Depot, Old Navy, and Target.

The book, "Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Gratitude for support from:

mechnaics bank logo

Tag Cloud

eating disorders, body image personal change healing, weight loss Austria self-compassion, Italy bulimia self-love Mothers Day self-hatred workplace wellness Easter social media International No Diet Day body acceptance, Health At Every Size® body Alzheimers privacy, white privilege Labor Day Weight Stigma Awareness Week Spring NEDAW recovery dysfunctional family, competent eating beauty fat talk metaphors, #Nuerofeedback4EDs challenges lessons learned Renfrew Perspectives extended family, Intuitive Eating Kenya mental illness killer stress, anorexia fat people, spain First Lady Sequoia National Forest Taryn Brumfitt Body of Truth Africa dancing at bus stop Chimamanda Adichie self-forgiveness Lets Move! Silver Creek Falls Bailey Webber self-care, self-loathing wedding Florence binge Nigerian Health At Every Size®, bittersweet weight preferred gender pronouns Julie Wyman mindfulness, bride & groom Michelangelo weight stigma high school reunion fat friendly doctors, memories body positive Lindsey Averill independence ritual Italians judgments only you can be you American Medical Assn., breaking down walls nature / nurture, Independence Day baby steps New Year wi-fi Internet meme shattered Resolutions health and fitness, intersectionality cellulite 4-wheel drive Mrs. Obama magical thinking Rumi, vulnerability, Eating Disorders Awareness Month body hatred crash diets, queer body love models self-acceptance Passover health Cutting, public ownership, love grief Andreas Voice, fat acceptance, shame, black & white thinking healing metaphors, non-binary gender

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: