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!

 

Author, activist, career educator, and international speaker, Doris Smeltzer is the President of Andrea’s Voice Foundation, a non-profit founded following her daughter’s eating disordered death. Smeltzer holds a master’s in counseling psychology, with published works including the book, Andrea’s Voice, this blog/web site, and numerous published pieces in newspapers, magazines, and books including an article in the landmark, Treatment of Eating Disorders (Academic Press, 2010). Smeltzer has been featured in popular media (TV, radio, film), has been named a Community Hero by both her hometown of Napa, and the North Bay eating disorder organization, EDRS and awarded the Soroptimist Ruby Award for Women Helping Women.

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Awesome advice (although not mine)

One of my sisters sent me an email with the subject line: "could have been written by you."  She went on to say, "I kept waiting for your name at the end of this article. Thought you would appreciate it:" How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one:...
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Shattered and standing

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Prior to our grandkids' visit last week I spent a day cleaning, cooking, and catching up on laundry so they would have my undivided attention. As I walked into the family room to put some things away, I noticed what appeared to be raindrops on our double-paned-glass back door. Odd...the...
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Finding MY Doctor

  Given the  AMA decision to label obesity  a "disease," I was surprised and thrilled with an experience I had yesterday morning with an MD who is now my new Primary Care Physician (PCP). After my visit with this doctor, I ran in the house so excited that I began...
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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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