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    This may have been done before but...what country are you from?

    Hi from Canada @Zoogal :)
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    Christmas Plans When You Don't Have Family

    It might sound kind of goofy, but as I have no family or friends but my dogs & cats, I cook them a huge turkey with all the fixings and once thats been wolfed down I snuggle up with my all-time favourite Christmas movie, Die Hard and then sleep until the holidays are over.
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    What is your favorite holiday menu?

    Single malt scotch, neat :)
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    Dom Violence Do you ever get past abuse?

    @blackemerald1 - I hear that! There are times when thoughts of doing something horrible and permanent help me get through the day.
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    How to take a break with a therapist without it being a final end?

    Ditto that @ladee - I think taking a break is a good thing and if you're ready to do so, any good therapist would absolutely accept that you want change. When I broke with mine this summer, I made sure she knew how so very much what she was able to do with me has helped in this recovery process...
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    What was the most interesting item(s) in your newsfeeds today?

    It's certainly has tongues in town a-waggin' - can't wait to see how it all shakes out.
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    What was the most interesting item(s) in your newsfeeds today?

    Best news of story of the week happened here in hicksville when some criminal masterminds stole a front end loader and drove it through the rear of the Scotia Bank ...the hole was enormous! They quickly realised the flaw in the plan, however, and made hasty get away - you see, the vault, deposit...
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    What was the most interesting item(s) in your newsfeeds today?

    @Changing4Best - I hear that! Duplication, duplication
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    What Is On Your Mind Right This Second?

    Vigilante justice...payback old school
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    Celebration thread!

    Super thread @Sietz - love the positive vibes! So often we are focused on the troubles and maybe do not recognise how much we have to celebrate now & remember the pre-trauma successes & celebrate them ✌
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    What are your pet peeves ?

    Y'all, truth be told, I think there's days when I'm peevish about just the entire civilized world...makes me downright cranky?
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    Dom Violence Do you ever get past abuse?

    Hi @Junebug and @piratelady - just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the conversation on your last posts. @Junebug - I think what you said about changing the song, not turning off the music was one of the most brilliant remarks I've ever heard and thank you so much for sharing that thought...
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    What would you choose?

    Socks on... Rain or snow?
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    What Are You Grateful For Today?

    That I didn't know people who knew people who knew people...if you catch my drift ?
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    What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Wow - super cool programming to attach the videos! And, I am really looking forward to spinning some of your selections and catching some new tunes. FYI, if the data-devouring contents of the download had actually been what was described - I would be enjoying Counting Crows August and Everything...
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    How do you get through the days that feel pointeless?

    Ah yes, pointless days, so many over the last couple years. Sorry to say that on average when the dawn breaks on such a day, I choke down a handfull of meds, hide until the bed covers and chide myself for not doing the right thing in the first place.
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    Readers thread: what or who are you reading right now?

    Thanks @blackemerald1 - haven't read too many Grisham novels so will check him out. Stephen King and I go waaaay back and I've been re-reading some of his earlier works. Have a good day & thanks again :)
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    Pieces of Hate & Other Enthusiams

    I painted my first ever canvas today. It was hard fight to get it out but I'm really glad I did it. Think I would try art therapy again, except interpretive dance.
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    Readers thread: what or who are you reading right now?

    I'm open to suggestions if anyone would like to library is kind of blah at the moment :)
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    What would you choose?

    I know, eh @blackemerald1, totally had a blonde moment - I'd take sand flies :)
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    How Do You Use This Site?

    I just let my fingers do the driving - Very much enjoy the articles & forums. The forum helps create, promote and support some interesting friendships and cliques and I like that the opportunity is there to grow virtual friendships. I'd like to see some different threads created to promote more...
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    What would you choose?

    Fingernail...ouch Printed books, e-books, or audio books?
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    What Are You Grateful For Today?

    Grateful most of all today to the ladies who spent the last 6 Thursday afternoons "Finding Our Voices" and the most awesome program facilitator I could've wished for to lead the very first touchy-feely group therapy sessions I have attended.Next week we start "Growth Circle" & I am glad she will...
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    What Is On Your Mind Right This Second?

    That for the second weekend in a row I accomplished nothing & now will have to have mad scramble first thing Monday morning
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    5 Things I'm Thinking Today

    @Junebug - those are really hard questions to answer, lots of people struggle with just the same thoughts - I hope some good feedback comes your way we can all share in