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Dec 14, 2022

Today we continue our discussion with Michaela Kelley Canterbury, a lawyer and the author of Sister Siren. This is a 2 part interview; if you haven't heard the first part yet, do check that out. In today's episode, we discuss more about the addiction and how her sister recovered from the addiction with the help of her family. All this and a lot more.

Join us to know how she helped her sister come out of 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 70 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 30 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

00:52 - Intro

02:01 - She is not a rock bottom yet

03:03 - we still love you but will not support you in addiction

03:15 - What happened when her husband and she end up in a street

04:44 - Aunty marry and I showed up at the drug dealer

05:19 - Dad called! 

06:00 - Find a place for your sister

06:29 - Our first going into rehab

 07:01 - There was a time when it was too much

07:22 - I wanted her to recover my way

08:16 - My Dad gave me money to monitor

08:35 - She did divorce

09:18 - What’s the tipping point?

09:50 - Weekly sister day

10:23 - I don’t step alone to care for my parents

10:43 - I waiting for her to say it was you sissy

11:16 - It was a constellation of things

12:08 - She wanted to live

12:28 - Her landlord physically assaulted her here

12:50 - I was able to get out of a way 

14:13 - Her way of rehab

14:23- Commercial start

14:56 - Commercial end

15:01 - she started taking care of her

15:18 - She is a counselor now

16:07 - Relearning from the beginning

16:41 - How can one counsel oneself or relatives?

18:35 - Don’t tell me what kind of relationship to have with my sister

18:55 - Always show love

19:07 - Closing thoughts

20:58 - Outro