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!

Sharing a Mother's Day gift...

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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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Autumnal changes

Autumnal changes
The first day of Fall...the beginning of visible changes in many of the trees and foliage around us. What about the unseen changes within--not only in nature but within our being? I am hopeful that there is a seed of doubt growing within each of us around the diet-driven promises...
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A self-evident truth

A self-evident truth
Six months before Andrea's death she experienced an almost three-month emotional reprieve. Although not gone, the bulimic behaviors decreased and Andrea felt strong and confident. In a journal entry she reflected on how she was... ...enjoying this experience of being stable. It’s a new one for me. Emotionally—I am doing damn good—I don’t...
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