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!

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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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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