The Kids Are All Right is a joint memoir by four Welch children after their parents died in the 1980s. The book is spearheaded by the second eldest daughter, Liz, a journalist who now lives in Brooklyn.
Many of you reading this will have experienced something similar or know of someone who has. The question is how can you get through the turmoil of losing a baby and turn it in to a healing experience?
Whether your loved one is in their addiction or new to recovery, sometimes a well meaning, simple discussion can turn futile. Too often you can't help but get sucked into a conversation that turns heated.
The link between perfectionism and addiction has been well documented, but I believe that perfectionism plays a more central role in addiction than is generally thought -- that perfectionism itself can be addictive.
Relapse is common when the alcoholic/addict has not had enough recovery under their belt through 12-step meetings, sponsorship, counseling or their own personal determination to rely on an arsenal of "tools" to ward off the relapse demon.
If you commissioned an ad firm to come up with a two word description of the economy that would provoke great feelings of anger and resentment, they'd have a tough time coming up with something better than "jobless recovery."
Part memoir, part how-to book, peppered with behind-the-scenes of TV journalism, Velez courageously chronicles her quest from "insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism."
Are the green shoots real, or are the government economy-minders taking premature credit to dampen populist anger? Let's hope they aren't simply seeing some dandelions in the lawn and calling it springtime.
How do we make sure what happened in terms of the recklessness and irresponsibility on Wall Street doesn't happen again? I wish that I could tell you that Congress is now doing that investigation. It is not.