Songs of Three Islands: A Story of Mental Illness in an Iconic American Family by Millicent MonksTheir fabled wealth enabled them to amass great houses and even private islands, but it was a dynasty torn apart by a succession of tragedies: suicide, alcoholism, and extremities of mental illness were passed on from generation to generation.
For the women in the family, the consequences of this legacy have been painful. After a difficult childhood, the author’s daughter was diagnosed at the age of eighteen with what is now known as borderline personality disorder, a debilitating mental illness that was for the parents—in the words of the novelist Sebastian Faulks—a public shame as well as private devastation. Like all mothers of children afflicted with this condition, Monks suffered from guilt and self-recrimination as she struggled to heal a disease that had no cause but for which she was held responsible.
In the end, through the intervention of a wise Jungian therapist, meditation, and—most important of all—acceptance, the author achieves a self-insight that enables her and her daughter to arrive at a delicate peace. Songs of Three Islands powerfully demonstrates that we are not defined by our inheritance alone.
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Nearly two weeks on from Hurricane Sandy, life is getting back to normal on the East Coast. That's great news for folks who suffered flooding or had their cars crushed by falling trees, but it's also swell for those unfortunate souls who were out of town when the storm hit. Anyone schedule to fly in the days after the deluge most likely got stuck shelling out for extra hotel rooms and spending hours on hold with their airline, dreaming up crazy routes to get home. Travel hiccups are no fun, but with the right music -- a soundtrack like our latest Super Specific Weekly Playlist, say -- they're a little easier to take. Screw denial: The first stage in coping with a canceled flight is rage.
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