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!

Just enough balance


At the start of summer we received a letter from a college friend of our daughter Jocelyn. "Sam" writes an annual solstice letter that always includes a small work of art...often utilizing words in unusual patterns, delivering meaningful or mysterious (at least to me) messages. This year was a heartfelt...
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It doesn't get better than this...

We presented at a college today and a young man came up afterward to share that he'd heard us speak in 2012. It was last year's talk that made him realize he was in trouble and needed help. He explained, "It's Andrea. Somehow I could hear from her what I...
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A single story

Tom and I watch very little television...at least not what's offered by regular broadcasting. Instead, we subscribe to Netflix streaming which allows us to pick and choose our programming sans commercials. Last night we wanted something brief and so chose an 18-minute TEDTalk titled "The Danger of a Single Story"...
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Only you can be you

Received an email a few days ago from a young woman who went to high school with Andrea. After introducing herself, she wrote: I can honestly say that I am a better person having known [Andrea]. She had such a light within her and was so wise and soulful. I...
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