Kicking things off!
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|Fri, 10-26-2012 - 2:00pm|
Oy, I do miss my color, but that's the least of worries, lol. Hope everyone is doing well and feeling positive about the changes to the boards. If you are still having problems, drop a line to the cm for your board and they'll look into it. Lots of time and effort are going into making this a more reliable, responsive board for all, and sometimes that takes working out the kinks.
There haven't been many posts lately and that always gets me to wondering. Of course, with school back in and everyone back in that groove, things are a bit different and time is at more of a premium. I also hope this means that everyone is doing well, or at least feels safe at this point in time and doing what they believe to be the right thing for them.
With that in mind, here's a gentle reminder that the holidays are approaching, which means increased stress levels, new stressors, lots of triggers, so it's probably a good idea to get some sort of "contingency plan" working in your head if you're contemplating leaving. There has been a whole lot of domestic violence in the news lately, with deadly consequences. If you feel unsafe, for ANY reason, call 911 and stay on the line with them or at least leave the line open until they arrive.
Also wanted to let you know about a book that popped up on my radar screen a few days ago, that I've recommended on this board many times. It's by a man named Gavin DeBecker, and his book is The Gift of Fear. Tremendous, helpful, smart book about personal safety and secuirty. Not bad to know even if you don't have an abuser in your life.
So there, I've kicked things off under the new format, looking forward to seeing how it works and hearing from you all. Just a small, checking-in hello would be so nice just so that we know everyone is doing okay. Hugs, and to those of you on the Right Coast, in the path of Sandy and her associated weather, please stay safe and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for safety and protection. Being a Louisianan, been through a couple myself. Evacuate if you're told to. If you aren't and you feel safe where you are, hunker down and hang on and know that as soon as it's over, help will be on its way. Now everybody pipe in here and let us know how you're doing.