June 6th, 2007

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Some helpful extentions

I'm not quite ready to get into my own story yet, however, I was browsing the extensions for the new firefox and found two that might be very useful for those with PTSD. I'm not downloading them for myself as I mainly have audio triggers (typically men yelling upset), but I figured that they might be useful to those in the comm that have keywords that trigger them.

ProCon Latte

Filter web pages containing explicit content based on text on websites.

ProCon is a content filter for the Firefox browser. It can filter any kind of material (pornography, gambling, hacking, cracking, etc...), it can also block all traffic, making sure that only desired websites (set in the Whitelist) can be accessed, and includes a profanity filter, all *like* a parental control filter.

ProCon also has password protection in order to keep *others* from changing the settings.


BlockSite is an extension, which automagically blocks websites of your choice. Additionally, this extension will disable all hyperlinks to these websites, by just displaying the link text without the clicking functionality. This extension should by no means be used for parental control or access control purposes, just because it isn't secure and can easily be disabled or even removed. This extension adds the site blocking functionality that was removed from Adblock Plus.

You can add and/or remove websites, you don't want to visit ever
again, via the BlockSite Preferences. You can open this window
by clicking on the options button of BlockSite in Tools > Add-ons menu, or by
clicking on the Preferences item in the context menu of the extension
in the Extension Manager.

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Law Experience / Rape Trials

Does anyone in this community have experience with rape trials? I would like to talk to someone who knows about the trial process and perhaps has some law background.

I've got a great support system and people at my state attorney's office are usually great at answering questions, but I get really nervous when I talk to them so I forget to ask general stuff that some of you might know.

Please let me know how I can contact you if you're interested in a quick chat. Thanks = )

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It only seems logical that no one has any sympathy left to aid me in my break up...But I wish there was someone who did. It was hard enough telling the man i'm madly in love with that I wanted absolutely nothing to do with him, the least anyone could do was reasure me I was doing the right thing...But no, all I got was silence. Thanks guys.

I feel the need for one last conversation. You know, the conversation where I yell and scream, and tell him i'm tired of waiting for him to love me back. On the other hand, I'm so much smarter than that. So much smarter that in fact I even know what to do instead. I'll write. I'll write letters to him in my blog, saying everything I think he should hear, only never actually send them to him. It works for now.
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Weekly Thought Stirring: Goals

It can be easy to lose focus on the future when you're knee-deep in flashbacks, depression, and the numerous other difficult parts of recovery. Often times, we are so overwhelmed by our day-to-day survival, that it can be very difficult to remember to stay focused on something in the future.

Whether you have a goal as a marker to show yourself your own progress, or whether the goal is just something to focus on to get you through the hardest parts, goals are an important tool during recovery so that we can remember that there is more to life than just the day-to-day grind through our ptsd symptoms.

Even if it's just a short-term goal, something you want to accomplish that day, a goal can give you focus, and give you an excuse to celebrate when it's accomplished. For those of us with a major daily struggle (like eating a well-balanced meal, leaving the house, or even just making phone calls), setting a goal of accomplishing a single task can prove satisfying - it's easier to accomplish just one difficult thing than many. Monthly goals could be anything from trying a new exercise in therapy to having at least one night out with friends. Whereas longterm goals might be to find a therapist or move into your own place, etc.

So this week's questions are:
- What day to day goals can you set for yourself?
- What monthly goals can you set for yourself?
- What long term goals, whether in life, therapy, or work, could you set for yourself?