I purposely don’t watch TV or read news sites, and I made this decision in 2012. My wellness and recovery benefits greatly from this choice.

Even with directed, practiced effort, some events in our world are unavoidable. I have a son, and if when raising him essentially on my own he and I were separated forcefully . . . it’s not even a heartbreak without healing. My heart would shatter.

Instead of focusing on the political ramifications, I place my heart with the parents who are shattered and far from their kids.