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!

Recent books that inspire & Andrea's words

Recent books that inspire & Andrea's words
Two months. Please forgive my silence. When focused on the completion of a project, I tend to let blog postings fall by the way side. I am forcing my mind to lift from its focal point to share two important and newly published books, Body of Truth: How Science, History,...
Continue reading
5426 Hits
0 Comments

Andrea's Quote:

Andrea's Quote:
February, the month of Valentines ... also happens to be Eating Disorders Awareness month, thus we have a number of speaking engagements around the country. Tomorrow I'll be co-presenting at the EDRS Conference in Santa Rosa. In this talk I share one of Andrea's sweetest sibling journal entries: Jocelyn is...
Continue reading
4957 Hits
0 Comments

Andrea's First Quote for 2015:

Annie 7 yo 2
Four days before Andrea turned 19 and eight months before her death, she wrote this brief, but insightful observation: If I can’t love me and my body how can I expect to love anyone else and know I deserve their love? Good question. Good question indeed. Especially at the beginning...
Continue reading
Tags:
3265 Hits
0 Comments

Andrea's Weekly Quote:

Andrea's Weekly Quote:
December. How is it that 2014 is nearly over? Our perception of "time passing" seems to speed with aging. I can recall how, before entering the double-digit years, a month felt so very looong. And December? Interminable. I am experiencing this month differently though. I am taking time to notice...
Continue reading
3211 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 Austria bulimia self-love Mothers Day self-hatred Easter workplace wellness Resolutions body acceptance, social media International No Diet Day intersectionality Alzheimers privacy, 4-wheel drive Spring Labor Day Eating Disorders Awareness Month dysfunctional family, NEDAW recovery queer body love fat talk metaphors, self-acceptance lessons learned challenges love extended family, Renfrew Perspectives mental illness killer stress, First Lady anorexia Health At Every Size® fat people, white privilege body Sequoia National Forest Taryn Brumfitt dancing at bus stop Weight Stigma Awareness Week Lets Move! Chimamanda Adichie competent eating #Nuerofeedback4EDs self-care, beauty Silver Creek Falls Bailey Webber Florence binge weight Nigerian Intuitive Eating Health At Every Size®, mindfulness, Kenya preferred gender pronouns Julie Wyman Michelangelo spain weight stigma high school reunion Body of Truth fat friendly doctors, Lindsey Averill Africa body positive Italians self-forgiveness American Medical Assn., judgments only you can be you self-loathing nature / nurture, wedding wi-fi baby steps bittersweet Internet meme shattered health and fitness, bride & groom Mrs. Obama cellulite memories vulnerability, magical thinking Rumi, independence body hatred crash diets, ritual Passover models breaking down walls public ownership, health Cutting, Independence Day grief New Year 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: