Guinan says “Give yourself permission to be selfish”

My oldest daughter loves Star Trek (too bad you can’t see my proud, gushy parent moment as I say that). Her favorite episode to watch at 7 years old is Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2: Episode 1: “The Child” because one of her favorite characters, Deanna Troi, has a baby and babies are sooooooo adorable, Mom! Needless to say, I’ve watched this episode more than 7 times….a lot. I’ve seen this episode a lot.

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Butterflies deal with shit too – just like us!

This blog is about recovery from the extensive and progressive family diseases of alcoholism and drug addiction. And here’s the truth: recovery is hard. It takes courage, action, patience, vulnerability, and hope to get healthy. It can be a difficult process with no real finish line because recovery is something that you’re always working on. Don’t get discouraged, though! It’s not as bad as it sounds and I’m going to tell you the good part in a minute. But first, a little story… (more…)