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Dec 7, 2022

In this episode, I interviewed Michaela Kelley Canterbury, an author and a lawyer by profession. We talked about her upcoming book Sister Siren, where she talked about her one of the drug addicted family members and much more.


Join us to know how she helped her sister coming out from the addiction. 


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Michaela Kelley Canterbury is a lawyer and writer. Michaela obtained her J.D. at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a BA in political science and a minor in philosophy. Michaela is licensed to practice law in Alaska and is owner, operator, and lead trial lawyer at Kelley & Canterbury LLC, where she works with her husband, Christopher; partner in all things, Michaela resides in Eagle River, Alaska with Christopher, where they raised their son, daughter and dogs in the same valley and woods where she was raised.  

A bit about me (Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj)

Dr. Orest Komarnyckyj enjoyed a prestigious career as a periodontal regenerative surgeon moving to a new passion in June 2018. He retired after a 33-year career to pursue new passions. At 69 Dr. Orest has taken on a new role as an Interviewer, Podcaster and government-certified Old Guy. He streams from his new home in Las Vegas, NV. He lives with his wife of 29 years, Oksana. His status as an empty-nesters with two out of college-employed children has left him with time and energy to share decades of successes, failures, and wisdom.



00:00 - Precap

00:31 - Intro

01:41 - Guest Introduction

03:28 - My sister is 13 years younger to me

04:20 - Was this a surprise trial?

04:50 - My parents wanted more kids

06:18 - When did the addiction start?

07:28 - She broke her ankle

09:38 - They were following doctor’s orders

10:50 - She’s a fierce little scrappy person

12:53 - She was losing jobs

13:50 - This was happening in Alaska

14:52 - Things started becoming overwhelming for them

15:45 - Commercial starts

16:17 - Commercial ends

16:31 - I heard that my brother in law was selling drugs at that time

18:33 - We shared this information with dad

19:56 - Oh, your father is gonna blame this on me

21:38 - It was a big fight

22:04 - When did you confront your sister and her husband?

23:38 - Victim of her own brain disease

25:05 - What happens next?

26:38 - We started coming up with techniques

27:03 - Her husband was not a good influence

27:55 - He was really able to mend that divide between my parents

28:15 - The vulnerability of my mother

28:57 - Outro