She is also an inspiration to me for all of the humanitarian work she does, and you can tell that she is doing it for the right reasons. One of my goals & hopes in my life is to do humanitarian work and get involved in something like UNICEF... that has been one of my biggest dreams for a while now.
-----------------------"It would have been wonderful if six weeks in treatment could have magically erased all of my difficulties, but it doesn't work that way. Recovery is a process, lived one day at a time as a reprieve, not a "cure". It does not promise me perpetual, emotional equanimity (what sort of life would that be, anyhow?) It does guarantee me a design for living that works under all conditions, a process I can count on always, and healthy ways for me to feel all my feelings safely. The lived effects of abuse and trauma do not vanish overnight, and neither do the coping behaviors developed over decades in an attempt to manage such deep wounding. I had already noticed that a few of my stress-induced habits had reemerged during my flight south. At least now I could do a spot check of my behavior and self-correct."
(All That Is Bitter & Sweet - Ashley Judd)