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!

"Listening" when a new perspective arises

The flu bug hit me like a train (evidently it was Type B--not covered by this season's flu shot). It would be sweet if it confers immunity upon me for the duration (fingers crossed :) Right before being hit by this illness, I spoke at the EDRS conference in Petaluma...
Continue reading
3465 Hits
0 Comments

A special weekend...

February is eating disorders awareness month and thus a busy one for me. To begin this 28-day marathon, I spent last weekend in southern California presenting on Andrea's Voice Friday night and then Saturday and Sunday with Connie Sobczak assisting with a  Be Body Positive  training of campus leaders. After...
Continue reading
3948 Hits
0 Comments

An awakening shower

During an  upcoming training that I'll be co-facilitating  I need to be prepared with a "statement" about my body's beauty to share with the attendees (they will be asked to do the same). As many of you know, since Andrea's death I have worked hard at seeing and appreciating my...
Continue reading
3943 Hits
0 Comments

From Africa, with love

Last weekend I attended my nephew's wedding. His bride is a lovely woman from Kenya. Evidently, a custom in their country is for the women of the groom's family to gather outside the bride's mother's home a few hours prior to the nuptials. Once outside the home these soon-to-be-relatives "call"...
Continue reading
3762 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 self-compassion, Italy bulimia Austria self-love Mothers Day self-hatred privacy, Alzheimers Independence Day Spring Labor Day New Year NEDAW recovery Resolutions dysfunctional family, intersectionality metaphors, fat talk lessons learned challenges 4-wheel drive Renfrew Perspectives Eating Disorders Awareness Month extended family, queer body love killer stress, mental illness First Lady anorexia self-acceptance fat people, Sequoia National Forest Taryn Brumfitt love dancing at bus stop Lets Move! Chimamanda Adichie Silver Creek Falls Bailey Webber Health At Every Size® self-care, white privilege binge body Florence weight Nigerian Weight Stigma Awareness Week Health At Every Size®, preferred gender pronouns Julie Wyman competent eating mindfulness, #Nuerofeedback4EDs beauty Michelangelo weight stigma high school reunion fat friendly doctors, body positive Lindsey Averill Intuitive Eating Italians Kenya judgments only you can be you spain American Medical Assn., nature / nurture, Body of Truth wi-fi baby steps Africa Internet meme shattered self-forgiveness health and fitness, self-loathing Mrs. Obama cellulite wedding magical thinking Rumi, bittersweet vulnerability, crash diets, body hatred Passover models bride & groom health Cutting, memories public ownership, grief independence Easter workplace wellness ritual social media International No Diet Day breaking down walls body acceptance, Andreas Voice, fat acceptance, non-binary gender shame, healing metaphors, black & white thinking

Andrea's Voice...

Silenced by Bulimia

 

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

Invest in ending eating disorders:

Shop via AmazonSmile or: