In the river of life we face many obstacles and challenges. Irene O'Garden's wilderness raft adventure actually put her face-to-face with real-life danger and difficulties that she not only had to overcome, but in working with her family to navigate the river, she also ended up healing a part of herself.

Award-winning author and playwright Irene O'Garden graces us with an interview that looks inside her amazing childhood. Littered with her parents' alcoholism, her father's fame, and a cold and narcissistic mother, Irene shares with us the important elements of healing from your childhood and how to better navigate your own turbulent rivers.

"Risking the Rapids: How My Wilderness Adventure Healed My Childhood":

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