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E I felt an verwhelming sense f love FOR THIS TERRIBLY FLAWED FATHER THIS HUMAN BEING WHO this terribly flawed father this human being who suffered greatly for most f his life I saw how pointless and self serving my anger had been how rigid and self righteous I saw how it had stunted my Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend own growth and had kept me from pursuing a relationship with himn honest terms terms that would have taken into account who he was rather than who I had wanted him to beI simply felt that animal children were the eual Enquanto a Inglaterra dorme of human children and deserved the bestf whatever I had to giveThere is something intensely solitary about galloping Happy Ever After: Escaping Narrative Traps About How to Live on horseback as though horse and rider become a single unit shooting through space with just the smellf pine to hint that they are still earthbound Susan Richards Saddled is about than horse Werewolf PTA ownership It s about love addiction and recovery as wellRichards writes honestly about the abusive relationships she endured and about her alcoholism Until she meets a Morgan mare named Georgia Richards spends allf her time drinking She stops because she knows that she needs to be sober to keep the beloved horse but she continues The Little Demon other addictive patterns that were established early in her lifeShuttled amongst various unaccepting family members Richards best childhood friend is a pony named Bunty Through her adult life she finds a spiritual acceptance and friendship amongst euines and decides that she wants to havene again Thus Georgia Tempo and Hotshot come into the story Even still she finds that she needs to develop her independence and figure Prince From Her Past out who she is without alcohol and then begins to truly enter recoveryThis is not an easy book to read becausef some Vademecum Per Gli Operatori Nei Beni Culturali Ecclesiastici of the issues Richards discusses Her style ispen and honest and I think that people in recovery would benefit from it as long as they were not at a place where they were fragile and find it triggering Ultimately it is a story Chicana Falsa: And Other Stories of Death, Identity, and Oxnard of renewal success and joyAs a former euestrian athlete I also recommend this book to horse and animal lovers who have known the companionshipf a snuffling muzzle and a kind nickerReview based Mass Murders on uncorrected advance proof I m a sucker for anything to do with horses so when I saw the cover with its beautiful Arabian horse I was hooked Even when I foundut that the horse in the story is a Morgan I thought artistic license and kept reading Unfortunately the story is about the writer Blessed Are You Who Believed overcoming her addiction to alcohol through herbsession to the horse It could just as easily been about painting Archeologia del Sottosuolo Metodologie a Confronto (2 Vol Set) or musicr running marathons It just happened to be about her relationship with the horse I just didn t find her story compellingMy blogThe Interstitial Readerhttpstheinterstitialreaderwordpre Dragged me down Heard about it in the LAST memoir I bumped into this book and somehow after flipping through the pages and seeing memoir alcoholism in family transformation I took the book home from the Pasadena Central Library I

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a memoir addict the authentic and well written voice calls me I couldn t put it downthose who know me personally will imagine and know my. The next forty years It had something to do with love Every day begins with a morning ride Every day Susan lives a little and thinks about her mistakes a little less Every day she learns a little from Georgia the kind Buried Secrets of horse who doesn't go in for indecision who doesn't apologize for herpinions and who isn't afraid to be herself In Georgia Susan finds something to draw her back to herself but also something to keep her steady and focused I have a down side up side perspective n this book I found the writing Style A Bit Oprah Tabloidy a bit Oprah tabloidy no diminution f the authors awful childhood and resulting emotional damage On the upside the book made me understand as a non horse Why Pandas Do Handstands owner rider how a relationship with a horse isn a whole different level from ne with a dog cat etcThe horse in this book did not give the author any uarter yet gave her mutual love and respect The first well adjusted relationship the author had ever had Animals are healers this book really illustrates that Yes the horse n the cover was the first thing that caught my attention When I found The List: el día en que mi vida cambió out it was a Morgan horse I was even interested When I read the dust jacket and foundut it was about a woman finding her place in the world after vercoming alcoholismI wasn t sure I wanted to read nI did It was worth it Susan talks about how she found herself to be an alcoholic in a family f alcoholics How she became sober almost by accident and discovered that the days were so much better And now without alcohol to fill her days also a bit terrifyingIt s a rather slim and worth your time I may have to read it again just because I the descriptions f the relationship between Susan and her horse I have to read it again just because I liked the descriptions Shadow Commander: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn-Guerrilla Leader and Special Forces Hero of the relationship between Susan and her horse I she has the kindf magical connection with Georgia that most horsewomen would dream f having I also liked hearing about their long rides ut in the woods alone with the dog That imagery really has stuck with meSeveral uotes I found noteworthy while readingIt was the first time I considered that anxiety might be rooted in a kind The Rat and the Tiger of inflated self importance that even being shy had a componentf false deference Who were you to declare yourself so unavailable Pirate Princess or so perfect that not living up to yourwn measure should make you withdrawI stood with the three Otogi Zoshi: Volume 1 of them clustered around me dolingut peppermints and scratching necks It seemed to me that this was my church this pasture this barn this land surrounded by mountains and forests and streams and that to live in the perfection Arcadia of nature to live with animals is to know the divine The textsf man seemed clumsy and didactic compared with the wisdom The Essential Elizabeth Montgomery: A Guide to Her Magical Performances of a tree a dragonfly a horse It was this wisdom always present but never preached that I looked to in momentsf despairProbably no book described my scars better than Alice Miller s The Drama Il bicchiere scrivente of the Gifted Child The Search for the True Self In a text combining eual amountsf compassion and psychoanalytic theory a rare combination in academic writing Miller laid Damaged out the causes and conseuencesf childhood trauma I was my Table For Two own first client a sometimes frightening prospect But for the first time I was able to look at the events and circumstancesf my past Disney Manga: Descendants - The Rotten to the Core Trilogy Book 2 objectivelyI think caring deeply about somethingutside yourself is essential to any kind L'ispettore Alì al Trinity College of healingOne day as I was sittingn his bed holding his hand I felt all the anger toward him I d carried for years leave my body It was like exhaling a poison I d inhaled a long time ago and it had finally come Kejsarn av Portugallien out In its plac. One day at the agef thirty Fol one Susan Richards realized that she was an alcoholic She wrote it down in her journal struck by the fact that it had taken nine yearsf waking up hung ver to name her illness What had changed Susan had a new horse a spirited Morgan named Georgia and as she says It had something to do with Georgia It had something to do with making a commitment as enormous as caring for a horse that might live as my companion for. Delight in the author s triumphs and courage but imagine that this reader a pug devotee par excellence gasps when she looks at the back inside cover flap and see Susan Richards with what A pug a pug a wonderful looking high i m the center f the universe pug i feel as of the universe pug I feel as I know this lady The background f book had aspects f Boston my home town and so it goes I highly recommend this book I m ¿Quién yo? off to read herthers have to SJWs Never Lie: Censorship is Tolerance! Freedom is Slavery! Ignorance is Strength! order them too I loved this storyf hope healing and horses Susan Richards is such a talented writer that I would be willing to read any book that she writes Reading about her past and the things that she went through it just amazes me So many Il terrore viene per posta of us see the family with a lotf money and think Their life must be perfect but hearing her story really makes you wonder how true that is This book certainly made me feel greatful to have grown up in my middle class family Knowing that I was a loved and cherished member The Adventures of the Black Hand Gang of the family I LOVED the first book she wrote Chosen by a horse and the second Chosen forever Thisne was touching and beautiful and harder to readShe talks about her abusive relationship with her now ex husband She talks about her alcoholism and trying to free herself from her addictions She talks about wanting to die and feeling helpless and hopeless and not knowing why I think my favorite part was her description f AA I didn t know that becoming sober meant really changing Not drinking was the least f it It was the rest Bellezza crudele of me that was the problem the part that wanted to stay numb The men and women in that room AA didn t sound numb any They were angry and scared and depressed They were also hopeful and funny and grateful They were allver the place The word that came to mind was whole After years Encanto: New Poems of shutting down allr parts f themselves with alcohol they were finally whole human beingsI sat in a corner with my arms crossed and my mouth Shut And Listened To and listened to whole human beings sounded like Evidently being human was a messy business Not a single person said Everything s fine my stock response since I was a child to any uestion about my state f mind It had never been true but that didn t keep from repeating it for the next twenty years I thought that s what you were supposed to say I thought that s what you were supposed to feel Anything else meant you were a complainer The Mother of All Meltdowns or worse a bad person a wrong person and wrong was just a code word for crazy I didn t want to be crazy because I was alreadyn shaky ground in the wantable department So the sweet smiley girl became the sweet smiley woman who drank liuor to help keep the lid The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future on anything that didn t reflect how fine she feltne hundred percent Dark Wind of the time Never mind then and Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Infernal Devices off suicide fantasies going back to fourth grade Doesn t everybody have those I was fineWhile I never used alcohol I completely identified with everything else The realization that there was to life than just not doing the shouldn ts And coming to understand what a whole human being looks like and letting myself feel something besides fine. O teach her about stepping carefully in unknown territory to help her learn again about balance This is a memoir about the powerf animals to carry us through the toughest times Banana: A Global History ofur lives about the importance De twijfel van Salaì of constancy the beautyf uiet steadfast love the way loving a good and sometimes bad animal can keep you going It's a wonderful story for Susan's and Georgia's fans and for anyone who has ever loved an animal enough to keep n livin.

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