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!

An announcement from the Alliance For Eating Disorders Awareness...

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NOT ONE MORE life is lost...
A weekend (starting TODAY) built on what the Alliance does:
Help. Support. Recovery.
Friday February 26, 2021 to Sunday February 28, 2021

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"Recovery Bites..."

On this, the anniversary of Andrea's death, I am sending hopes that you are well and safe during these challenging times.

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Sharing a Mother's Day gift...


A Mother’s Day gift to me written one year before Andrea's death. The next year we attended my mom's funeral on Mother's Day (photo above)...just ONE month before Andrea's life ended...

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Nov 4th: The only 2017 public "Be Body Positive" workshop

First, my sincere thanks to those who attended our July 15th event--thanks to YOU it was a resounding success!

Second, our dear friend and Board Member, Connie Sobczak, is offering on Nov 4th a public BE BODY POSITIVE WORKSHOP.

Connie Sobczak

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Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia


Silenced by Bulimia (Gürze, 2006).

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