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21
Nov

Brooke Shields: A Little Girl All Grown Up Who Doesn’t Want To Be A Victim

 Brooke Shields at Naval Air Station, Pensacola in 1986. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she was horrid.  ……….Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Brooke Shields was the little girl…...
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18
Sep

Shared Experiences:Adult Children of Alcoholics

“Everyone has their own version of everything that has ever happened.” Essie Masters, William Master’s mother What we can learn from historical period dramas… If you enjoy watching American period dramas, particularly those that are based on historical events and true-life characters, then you have had a lot to choose from these past couple of...
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15
Aug

BOYHOOD: Time Is The Story

Richard Linklater at the 2007 premiere of The Hottest State in Austin, Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “Where did the time go?” This proverbial question is one that you hear a lot. It is the question asked when we are a guest at a wedding, high school graduation, family reunion or funeral…we look around and maybe...
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08
May

“21” ~ Patrick Roche’s Poetic Look In His Rear View Mirror

Meet Patrick Roche… There is a pretty good chance you don’t know Patrick Roche. But you should know that he is preparing to graduate this month of May from Princeton University and he has 27,470 Likes on his Facebook (FB) page, Patrick Roche Poetry.  Oh, yes, and Patrick is a poet. We invite you to...
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12
Feb

Children Of Alcoholics Week 2014 ~ Across Generations

A week for awareness… This week, February 9-15, 2014, is Children of Alcoholics Week ~ A Celebration of Hope and Healing. Depending on your own life story you may or may not know any children of alcoholics; however, statistics provided by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) indicate that “one in five...
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03
Feb

NEBRASKA: The Story Of A Father And Son’s Journey

36th Mill Valley Film Festival Opening Night Film “Nebraska” (Photo credit: diginmag) “No, he just believes what people tell him.”  This quote is a son’s succinct response when someone inquires as to whether his father has Alzheimer’s. When you think about it, until proven otherwise, don’t we all tend to believe what people tell us?...
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05
Nov

A “Family Program” Is About Creating Change – Change In You And Change In your Family Dynamic

US journalist and commentator Bill Moyers (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I will never forget the first day at the family program when he was in treatment and a family of five from a Southern city – the father a successful banker and leader in the community – trooped in like bedraggled creatures who had been caught...
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18
Feb

7.5 Million Children Live With An Alcoholic

The first time children are witness to addiction is typically within their own household. A new report conducted by the government found that 7.5 million children in the United States, 10.5 percent, live with a parent who is an alcoholic or has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year. 6.1 million of these...
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