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!

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...
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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"...
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Getting "un-stuck"

It's been an interesting beginning to the New Year. While helping our daughter and son-in-law put up new fencing for their horses, we've found our vehicles "stuck" twice in the span of just a few weeks. The first time was with our little Prius. As we were readying to leave...
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