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Check out this article about the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomena, including a list of organizations which strongly oppose this sick trend, and have implemented various means of helping women who have been sexually victimized.


Were you raised by a narcissist? Chances are you were if you suffered any form of childhood abuse. The Little Red Survivor website is filled with excellent articles examining the many faces of narcissism.


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Kate Is Rising has an excellent Survivors Resources page which directs you to numerous websites dealing with issues of abuse, healing and recovery. Please bear in mind that the information on these pages may be triggering.



There's lots of good stuff at the Dissociation Blog Showcase, including a list of 180 blogs dealing with some aspect of this disorder. 



On the Overcoming Sexual Abuse site there's an article entitled, "It's Not About You Mom" which I could have written myself. I bet many of my readers could say the same!








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Dinking Around

Who knew that in the simple act of trying to add a new graphic to my left sidebar, I'd end up messing up this entire site?

Anyone who's stopped by during the past week knows what I mean. Everything was all a jumble. I couldn't even bear to look at my blog. I kept thinking I'd never get it back to normal, and would end up having to delete 7 years of blogging.

At long last (thanks to Squarespace support) everything's nearly as it should be. Nearly. Somehow I wiped out half of my left sidebar. I can restore most of the graphics I had there, but the great links? I don't even remember what they were! Now it appears that half of my right sidebar is also MIA even though I didn't do any dinking with it.

Ah my friends, bear with me. I hate technical stuff like this, so much so that it's going to take awhile for me to buckle down and do what I can't put off indefinitely: restore as much of the info as possible.


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Reader Comments (5)

Oh no! Technical difficulties are so stressful. I hope you are able to restore your sidebars.

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracie

I'm so glad it got fixed, between your efforts and Squarespace's! Stressful!

February 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKali

I can sooooo relate! I have spent my last decade coding a website by hand in MS Notepad, not trusting any HTML editors. I can't count the number of times that one missing quotation mark or other symbol threw off the entire page! Of course, nowadays we have CSS and even WordPress and such, that does all the work for you... AND makes it ten times harder to find the problem...!!! Haha, yeah, I know.

And when I completely changed up my website design after seeing it for 7-8 years, it was like losing an old friend. I can imagine how "lonely" your sidebars must look to you now. :O<

Still, God doesn't close one door without opening another... Look at all that room you have to put FRESH things up!! Perhaps He is nudging you to look for new quotes, sites, pics, and other encouragements!

-- SynthGirl

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSynthGirl


I lost a great deal of my sidebars, but if you refer to Synth's brilliant line of thinking below (just giving you a hard time, Synth, I actually agree with you), there's the possibility that I lost all that material for a reason. Perhaps it was time for a change. I know I haven't changed things around as much as I used to; Lord spare me from a stagnant blog!


February 26, 2013 | Registered Commenterbeautifuldreamer

Stressful, Kali? Hah. You don't know the half of it. Boy you don't know what your blog means to you until you nearly lose it.

Because I plan to use some of the material here in my memoir, the thought of not being able to access my blog literally sickened me. Well until I realized that I could probably still get to it, even if everything was out of whack. I mean I probably could still have printed out each post for safekeeping--but what a pain, Jane.

Always good to hear from you!

February 26, 2013 | Registered Commenterbeautifuldreamer

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