Jun 10 2017

Fun with Patricia Lohan!!

A few weeks ago I started a major purging project at my home, many bags to the trash with old papers, and even more items to our local community service. To make this adventure even more delightful I  stumbled across this free Feng Shui series and I have been motivated and having lots of fun making space for the new to come into my life. Please check out this interview Episode # 98 Energize Your Space for Success with Patricia Lohan- Jen Turell.

http://jenturrell.com/episode-98-energize-your-space-for-success-with-patricia-lohan/

I would love to hear from you about all the fun and new changes you are making.

Hugs Casey

Ps You can also connect with Patricia  @      https://www.facebook.com/groups/DreamLifeCreators/

May 10 2017

An Exciting Thirty Days

What a whirlwind of exciting fun this past thirty days. Starting with Selling and signing copies of my book at the 3rd Annual Women of Hope Conference, It was one terrific day.

Next, I was off to a business forum hosted by our Southington Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Office.  Our guest speaker Kathy McAfee, America’s Marketing Motivator was full of life and great tools to share. She taught us was how to meet someone new and get to the point with sharing our contact info and how we can assist one another.

This meeting lead me to my first Soroptimist meeting at a restaurant in Wallingford. There I met some Meriden and Waterbury Chapter Soroptimists. I know you’re thinking what is a Soroptimist? Well you’re not alone. Everyone I mentioned this to had the same thought. What is a Soroptimist? Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs that lead to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist programs focus on providing women and girls with access to education, which they’ve found is one of the most effective ways to end social problems disproportionately affecting women and girls. 

Because Kathy is a member of the Farmington Valley Soroptimist Chapter, I made a point to get to there for a meeting. I met a wonderful group of women working hard at making a difference. Here’s a post Kathy put on FacebookCheck out LiveYourDream.Org to learn more about the many great things this organization does and find ways to get involved. 

Next I found myself at my first meeting of the National Speakers Association. Exciting well-established speakers shared many tricks of the trade. There I met members of the Cheshire Toastmaster ClubI have enjoyed being  right in the middle of the  whirlwind and having lots of  fun meeting these awesome upbeat people. Please let me know if you check out any of these fun” making a difference groups.”

Hugs,

Casey

Mar 29 2017

Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center Joy!

I just returned from another awesome weekend at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. It is hard to believe I have been going to this awesome place for twenty two years, and have met so many amazing women. The retreat team is wonderful and really do a great job at meeting ALL our needs. They offer delicious healthy meals, casual conversations, spiritual direction and more.

This past weekend I had to share with Elizabeth, one of my group members, what an angelic voice and mannerism she had. Every time she spoke I felt and heard a gentle soul and a sweet heart.

We made a point to share some time together in the early hours on Sunday morning. Elizabeth and I shared some small talk while we waited for the coffee to finish brewing. Before long we were in my room and Elizabeth shared some of her poetry with me.This is one of the beautiful poems she read:

 

Lessons from a Tree

I see a gentle glow

a soft glimmer

on a tree touched by the light of the sunrise

and it is joyous and peaceful.

And when the wind blows

I see the tree flows with the breeze

no defense

no resistance

no struggle

no complaints nor questions of

‘why?’ ‘why now?’ ‘why me?’

it is still and grounded

what is given is enough.

~Liz R

Underneath Elizabeth’s poem it reads, “You must not expect anything from others. It’s you, yourself, of whom you must ask a lot. Only from oneself has one the right to ask everything or anything. This way it’s up to you – your own choice. What you get from others remains a present, a gift!” ~Albert Schweitzer

I thank Our Lady Of Calvary Retreat Center for another great weekend, and I thank my new friend Elizabeth for the gift of sharing she gave me. 

Our Lady of Calvary, 31 Colton St. Farmington, CT 06032      Telephone:  860 677 8519

I hope soon you make a point  to spend some time at the Retreat Center, I promise you will leave with a happy heart and a renewed spirit.

Hugs,

Casey

 

Mar 21 2017

ALL NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS

In today’s world, we all have to think twice before we choose our foods – to nourish our bodies or are we going to choose to indulge and just enjoy at a celebration. Although I often hear from my clients, once they get off on a treat day, they can’t seem to get back on track. Soon the weight they lost is quickly right back on.

Perhaps you would like to know more about our personalized solution if you’re struggling with fat loss or weight management. Our ALL NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS might be just for you. I will help you with a list of healthy foods, all you have to do is simply take one to two M’lis packets daily. One in the morning and one in the early afternoon.

. There are five supplements in each packet:

  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid – A fatty acid that supports your metabolism, encourages fat loss, and helps maintain healthy, lean muscle tissue.
  • Slender Plus – An all-natural and safe appetite appeaser and suppressant. Balances blood sugar, thus reducing cravings.
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract – Encourages the body to use unwanted fat for energy and also helps to keep glucose absorption down.
  • Raspberry Ketones – Increases lean body mass by helping to regulate metabolism and blood sugar levels.
  • 7-Keto DHEA – Boosts metabolism to burn more fat. 7-Keto DHEA improves energy levels and helps to trim bulge from belly.

Of course we will always suggest MRP, an instant meal shake when your time is tight, and you need a meal quick. You can replace one to two meals a day, for nutrition and reducing calories. It’s even perfect for a snack.

The M’lis MRP contains:

  • 20g of clean whey protein
  • Free of lactose, casein, sugar, soy, gluten, & artificial sweeteners
  • Provides a daily dose of essential vitamins & minerals
  • 8 billion units of probiotics per serving
  • 5 digestive enzymes
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • A convenient option for complete nutrition
  • 4 delicious flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Orange

To make an appointment for a health screening test or if you have any questions, please call Casey @ 860-628-8857

Here’s to the healthier you.

Hugs,

Casey

Mar 14 2017

M’LIS WELLNESS PROGRAM

Are you looking for a healthier body? An easy, highly nutritious health plan?

Reverse negative symptoms? Maybe you want to enhance your beauty?

Then the wellness program is for you. In week one you will CLEANSE: Prepare the body.

Why do we start there:

  • Sluggish/low energy/fatigue                                                                  
  • Dependent on coffee or other stimulants           
  • Break unhealthy diet habits                               
  • Difficulty losing weight/gaining weight               
  • Allergies/frequent flare-ups                                
  • Low immune function                                          
  •  Depression and/or anxiety                                
  •  Food sensitivities and/or intolerances                               
  • Skin breakouts                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Low libido/performance   
  • Diarrhea and/or constipation 
  • Bloating/gas/cramps 
  • Chronic headaches/migraine  
  • Brain fog/poor memory  
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Retaining water
  • Protection from sickness
  • Stubborn cellulite
  • Sleeping problems
  • Muscle and/ or joint pain                                                                               

 

WEEK 2

DAILY ESSENTIALS: Take nutrients to support your healthier, more beautiful body.

Daily Multivitamin – Perfect combination of essential vitamins & minerals that have been chelated for optimal bioavailability.

Calcium – Liquid gel capsule providing an optimal source of 1,000 mg calcium & 1,000IU vitamin D.

Vital – A potent blend of antioxidants including: astaxanthin, vitamin C, gingko balboa, & green tea.

Enzyme – A powerful combination of 5 digestive enzymes for improved digestion and increased energy.

Vitamin D – 1,000 IU of a liquid soluble form of naturally-occurring vitamin D3 to support a healthy immune system.

Fish Oil – A concentrate of wild-caught fish providing a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA [647mg], and DHA [253mg]. Ideal for heart and cognitive health.

INCLUDE: ONE SERVING OF MRP

  •  20g of clean whey
  • Free of lactose, casein, sugar, soy, gluten, & artificial sweeteners
  • Provides a daily dose of essential vitamins & minerals
  • 8 billion units of probiotics per serving
  • 5 digestive enzymes
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • A convenient option for complete nutrition
  • 4 delicious flavors

WEEK 3

ADD IN PERSONALIZED SOLUTION

Complete Our Health Screening Questionnaire to help determine your correct solution.

Please call Casey @ 860 628-8857 with any questions

To a healthier you.

Hugs,

Casey

 

 

 

Mar 03 2017

NO MORE Week 2017

Domestic violence and sexual assault are huge problems in every neighborhood. The smallest of actions can go a long way towards creating an awareness campaign., to creating a team, a town gathering, to a society that does not and will not TOLERATE!!! domestic violence or sexual assault. Everyone knows someone who is suffering some form of abuse. One out of three women, and one out of seven men. In the United States alone we have 15million children witnessing domestic violence and over 46 million enduring.

NO MORE Week theme this year is Louder Together, because everything we do, say, or pledge makes a even bigger impact on raising awareness about what is going on all around us. Please visit one of the  links below.

Here’s how you can make this year’s NO MORE Week the biggest, loudest one yet:

http://nomore.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=d223edfdd5&e=4b205bb053
TALK – Amplify the conversation by adding your support to the social media

SIGN ON TO SPREAD THE WORD
(http://nomore.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=b05d4b41aa&e=4b205bb053)

http://nomore.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=75cc937b69&e=4b205bb053

GIVE – Domestic violence and sexual assault programs are under-funded and
under-resourced – help them continue their lifesaving work in YOUR community! Join
The NO MORE Challenge
(http://nomore.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=875c98c0e2&e=4b205bb053)
to help local programs win $150,000 in cash prizes to continue their vital work.
If you’re a nonprofit organization:

Fill out a quick form to apply the Challenge
(http://nomore.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=768a9d1756&e=4b205bb053)
until March 17th! The Challenge starts on March 2nd and ends on April 11th.

Just an awesome person looking to make a difference?
You can join too! Customize this sample email

to invite to your favorite nonprofit to join the Challenge so you can help them win
lots of cash for their amazing work.
http://nomore.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=08499bc861&e=4b205bb053

ACTIVATE – Gather your friends, coworkers or neighbors to host a community event.
Click here to add your events
(http://nomore.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=55a8f649d0&e=4b205bb053)
to the NO MORE Week map!
(http://nomore.us6.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=97e2c106ac&e=4b205bb053)
HOST A NO MORE WEEK EVENT
(http://nomore.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1348e1c88fadad01b9ab0dc6a&id=283b651f86&e=4b205bb053)

** CAN WE COUNT YOU IN?
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Thank you for your support “Together we can make a difference.”

Hugs Casey

 

Jul 29 2016

The Real Woman Creed!

hugging bwomanI have been going through a summer  purging this month, so far I have given 5 extra large  plastic bags of clothing to our local community center, and major paper clean up. And  of course I absolutely must go through every piece of paper in the pile. I came across a 5X7 postcard that is beautiful, with affirmations written by Jan Phillips to support the strength, courage, and beauty in all of us.

The Real Woman Creed

 

I believe that within me lies an extraordinary radiance, and

I commit to letting my light loose in the world.

I believe that the source of my power and wisdom is in the center of my

being, and I commit to acting from this place of strength.

I believe that I possess an abundance of passion and creative

potential and I commit to the expression of these gifts.

I believe that the time has come to let go of old notions and unhealthy

attitudes, and I commit to re-examine what I have been told

about beauty and dismiss what insults my soul.

I believe that negative thoughts and words compromise my

well-being, and I commit to thinking and speaking

positively about myself and others.

I believe that young women are in need of positive role models, and

I commit to being an example of authenticity and self-love.

I believe in the relationship between my well-being and

the well-being of the planet, and I commit to a life of mindfulness

that regards all living things as holy and worthy of my love.

I believe it is my spiritual responsibility to care for my body

with respect, kindness and compassion, I commit to balancing

my life in such a way that my physical being is

fully expressed and nurtured.

I believe that joy is an essential part of wellness, and I commit to

removing obstacles to joy and creating a life that is full of exuberance.

I believe that a woman who loves herself is a powerful, passionate,

attractive force, and I commit, from this day forward, to loving myself

deeply and extravagantly.

 

So I hope my summer purging find  has reminded you how strong, courageous and beautiful you are. Here is to what we believe.

Hugs

Casey

 

 

 

Jul 04 2016

Saint Matthew’s Church Prayer Group

St Matthews Church, Tulsa OK I received a letter from St Matthew’s Church Prayer Group on a day I thought I was not going to be able to carry on. I was tired, weak, fear was choking me, and clearly the trauma, emotional abuse was taking a toll on my health. It was in 2008, and my life was just one enduring horrific episode after another. I did not have a support system. If I chose to share just a small piece of my story, I would hear “Oh!, you are a smart girl you will figure it out.” So the letter I am about to share with you, became my support system for years.

Dear Sister Morley,

   REMIND YOURSELF, “WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU.” Self-respect, self-worth, self-dignity are birthrights. Nothing is more torturous than having indignity heaped upon you. Yet, no purpose is served when you allow people and wrongs they do to draw you to their level. When your self-worth, and dignity is undermined, a justly conceived resentment is generated… but no matter how just the resentment is… it is more self-destructive to you than to anyone and causes a blockage of divine, special energy flowing to you.

   KNOWING YOU DON’T DESERVE TREATMENT YOU ARE RECEIVING, REFUSE TO ALLOW IT TO AFFECT THE WAY YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF. NO ONE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU, EXCEPT YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER. GOD IS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT COMES OUT OF YOU MORE THAN WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU..FOR THIS IS THE GREATEST DETERMINING FACTOR IN YOUR FUTURE. Allow The Holy Spirit to lead you and guide you, ” YOU WILL BECOME WISE AS A SERPENT, AND HARMLESS AS A DOVE.”  JESUS SAID THIS IN [MATTHEW 10:16]. I’m not talking about becoming a floor mat, because a floor mat is what people walk on and wipe their feet. Respect others and respect yourself. You will find The Holy Spirit showing you how to handle people and situations, instead of having them handle you!. You will become the head and not the tail in every episode.

   Be mindful not to make promises lightly. An unfulfilled promise could influence you to avoid one that you really don’t wish to. Spend more time working on the ” creative person” within you. “A PERSON WHO WRONGED YOU NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS MORE THAN TO BE CENSURED.”

   Injustices and wrongs experienced in your life become part of God’s MASTER PLAN, The  Holy Spirit will over time use present and past events to reveal shortcuts to you concerning your future. Those who surround you influence what you will become, and accomplish. Choose relationships carefully.

   Your faith will be challenged. Someone wants to quarrel. REFUSE TO FEED A CONTENTIOUS SPIRIT. It will tire your spirit and break your focus. Re-direct any negative conversations to the positive aspects. You can change confusion to opportunity for a miracle! Focus on your future, which is changing fast.

   Realize that God sees the injustices of men and He will turn it around into His MASTER PLAN for your life…He will make it all work for your good, in His Divine way…leave the vengeance and punishment up to God, but accept that those who surround you influence what you become and all that you accomplish.

   You must keep in mind that although Satan is your enemy…Jesus warned us to be aware of men, also. Matthew 10:17, 18. “YOUR ENEMY IS ANYONE WHO ATTEMPTS TO HINDER OR SABOTAGE THE ASSIGNMENT AND PLANS GOD HAS REVEALED FOR YOUR LIFE.” [GALATIANS 5:7-9]. An enemy is anyone who weakens your passion for your future and your dreams. Trust in Jesus, the higher you fly in life, the less dead weight you can carry. Refuse to listen to the words of fear that try to cut you from within and from without through the doubters around you. STAY FOCUSED ON THE PRIZE AND NOT THE THREATS OF THE ENEMIES. The Lord is my helper and I will not FEAR what man shall do unto me.

   Here is what God is saying to you today:

“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord…” Jeremiah 30:17

Your Brothers & Sisters in Christ

Saint Matthew’s

My prayer for you is that this letter will give you the lift, and renewed faith to help you get through the next minute, the next  hour, or the next day.

Hugs Casey

Jun 28 2016

Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

Mountain picI received this in a email from my friend Kim quit awhile ago, and thought I would share it with you. It was  a message published in the Wall Street Journal by United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut. Never did I dream it would take me over two years to get to it. I hope this message will remind you to keep trying. Just knowing that day will come, and we can all celebrate together.

                                                      Don’t Be Afraid To Fail             

You’ve failed many times, although you may not remember.

You fell down the first time you tried to walk.    

You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn’t you?

Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat?

Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot.

R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York caught on.

English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books.

Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs.

Don’t worry about failure.

Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.

To your greatness.

Hugs Casey

Mar 06 2016

NO MORE Postcard Invitation

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NO MORE has created an overarching symbol to unify all people, organizations, companies and communities around bringing an end to domestic violence and sexual assault. It is called NO MORE.

Like the peace sign, the yellow “support our troops” ribbon or the red AIDS ribbon, the goal of NO MORE is to raise visibility for these issues, challenging the stigma that surrounds them, and taking the first step toward broader social change.

Your postcard will be printed and featured in a public display of the NO MORE symbol in New York City, and at events across the country, during NO MORE Week of Action (March 6-12).

Want to attend a NO MORE Week Postcard display near you? Visit www.nomore.org/no-more-week-2016

We encourage you to check out NO MORE online at www.nomore.org and also on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NOMORE.org) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/NOMOREorg). Help spread the word!

With Postcard, you can turn digitally-captured experiences, thoughts, and feelings into postcards that IMPACT social change, EMBRACE others with shared moments, exhibit special EDITION artwork, and EDUCATE students through civic participation.

Create your own postcard here.

 

This is mine…..

Postcard Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard Back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sample of what you can do! Hope you use your imagination and have some fun with it!

Hugs,

Casey

 

Mar 03 2016

National Day of Prayer

national day of prayer

The National Day of Prayer calls on all people of all faiths to pray together in their own way.

Several million people are expected to participate in this call to prayer.

Will you be one of them? 

Saint Mary’s Church in Portland, CT asked  me to be a speaker at their National Day of Prayer service May 10th at 7pm.

Organizers of this special event have assured me that many of their parishioners have read my book Crawling Out and were “profoundly moved” by it.

Please join us!

 

Go here to see what others have said about my book, Crawling Out

 

 

 

Mar 01 2016

No More Week 2016

 
Something BIG planned for NO MORE Week 2016…

The NO MORE Week Postcard!

Your personalized postcards will be printed, featured in a public display of the NO MORE symbol in New York City, and delivered en masse to NO MORE Week events across the country. They’ll also be featured online in the NO MORE Week of Action Postcard Mosaic, for viewing and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. All it takes to create a Postcard is a photo of yourself and a quick message explaining why you say NO MORE.

Create your very own NO MORE Week Postcard today!

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Sharing why we’re involved in this movement can be very powerful. In fact, when it comes to ending domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA), we believe that the most effective way to communicate our message is through supporters like you sharing why they say NO MORE. The NO MORE Week Postcard events amplify our individual messages by bringing them together in a show of unity for all to see.
 
Think of what a powerful message it will send when thousands of individual postcards — including yours — are displayed all together in New York City and at events across the country.
 
Be a part of the historic NO MORE Week Postcard movement by creating yours today:
 
GET STARTED »
Thanks,
NO MORE

 

 

 

Feb 24 2016

Abuse Can Happen to Anyone

Lead singer of the popular band Chvrches, Lauren Mayberry, wants you to know that domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone. Lauren shared her personal experience with abuse publicly, with an important message to spotlight: Just because someone doesn’t hit you, doesn’t mean that they aren’t hurting you.

We’re so thankful for Lauren’s courage in speaking out and shedding light on emotional abuse, the hidden signs and the deeply damaging emotional scars that it leaves. Indeed, domestic violence includes psychological violence and emotional abuse, which are too often overlooked, excused and minimized. Please go here to read Lauren’s story

Lauren Mayberry

Lauren Mayberry

 

Feb 15 2016

No More Week of Action 2016

2016 no more week of action

 

I’m committed to helping NO MORE raise awareness and encourage bystander engagement around domestic violence and sexual assault. The response has been overwhelming!  Go here to check out all the events going on during the NO MORE Week of Action 2016.
 
Whether it’s participating in The NO MORE Challenge, creating a NO MORE Week postcard, or hosting a documentary screening on #MenToo Day, every action can — and will — look a little different, and we welcome them all. Momentum is truly on our side! 
 
 
If you missed this year’s outstanding No More Superbowl ad, here it is …. 

Feb 14 2016

Valentines Against Violence

Valentines Against Violence by Heather Novak

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In her blog, Heather Novak shares what she considers a very touchy subject. Apparently, Valentine’s day has a higher than average incidence of domestic violence. February is also National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Three years ago she lost a friend to domestic violence. Go here to read her post

If you suspect you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help. 

Don’t wait!

 

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