Jan 18 2015

Book Signing Event at TD Bank

The staff at TD Bank, South End, has invited me be their guest Friday February 6th from 12:30 – 6pm 921 Meriden Waterbury Tpk.in Plantsville, Crawling_Out_CoverCT. I’ll be spreading domestic violence awareness and signing my book, Crawling Out. Stop by and say hello and enter my raffle drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author Casey Morley

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing mystory I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

 

Jan 18 2015

I’m with Cupid

Join me and my  friends for an evening of FUN on Friday January 30th at Waverly Inn, 286 Maple Avenue in Cheshire, CT from 6:30pm- 10:30pm. Appetizers, dancing and raffles. I was asked to be the guest celebrity and I’ll be selling and signing books. Tickets at the door $25 or buy them from me for $20 in advance – call 860-628-8857 or stop by the salon. Proceeds to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation….

 I'm with Cupid

 

Cupid’s Undie Run [where a little crazy meets a lot of charity“] to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation takes place in New York City February 7th 2015 605 W 48th St (between 11th & 12th) New York, NY 10019 go here for more information

 

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharingmy story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

Jan 04 2015

Starting the New Year Off Right

My friend Rob Flood, branch manager at Liberty Bank, has kindly invited me to showcase my business all next week. Please come by Liberty Bank at 60 North Main St. Southington, Connecticut. I will have brochures and posters of what I do at my salon, Casey’s Image Consultants. My book, Crawling Out will also be on display. I will be selling and signing books all day on January 8th. Please stop by and say Hello!

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Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

 

 

Dec 17 2014

Another Book Review

In “Crawling Out”, Casey Morley bears her heart and soul to illuminate the issues of physical and emotional abuse. This very difficult and abuse-filled life story, as told by the author Casey Morley, is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, as described by this very gutsy woman. After enduring decades of abuse, and being repeatedly beaten down, this remarkable woman eventually scratched and crawled her way to rise above the cycle of abuse that we see all too often in our culture today, as well as in others. She has brought this cultural issue to the fore, and has enlightened us as to how to rise above it. I believe that this real-life story will resonate with scores of people who find themselves in the midst of an abusive environment. By bearing her innermost thoughts and fears, Casey Morley has shown us that it’s possible to “crawl out” and to break the cycle of abuse. As I read this book, and wrote this review, I was deeply moved by this story, with the knowledge that physical and emotional abuse are very common occurrences which affect hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of people daily in the United States alone. Thank you Casey for shedding some light within the darkness.

Thomas C. Brady, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Quinnipiac University

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Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

 

 

 

Dec 09 2014

Don’t Quit

An Oldie But Goodie

 

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My last two posts have been about the treasures found tucked away on the top of my bookcase, well here is the last one that was in the pile. I am sure most of us have read this at least once in our life time, here is a gentle reminder ….

 
Don’t Quit
                                                 
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
 
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow-
You may succeed with another blow.
 
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
 
Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you musn’t quit.
~Author Unknown

So if any of you are tired of the battle please” DON’T QUIT”  read this as often as necessary, and I hope it all will make what matters worth continuing to move forward. Continue to be the best you can be, and remember everybody is struggling with some kind of battle.

Hugs,

Casey

 

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

Dec 02 2014

Why Worry?

shamrockAnother Treasure

Last week I found a treasure as I was cleaning off the top of my bookcase. There were actually three of them tucked away underneath my Lenox Footprints in the Sand statue. I purchase items that touch my heart or soul just knowing it will be the perfect treasure to send to one of my friends, at the very time they would need a lift, or just a reminder that: All is well.

This little card has a green shamrock on each corner and titled:  Why Worry?

                          There are only two things to worry about
                                Either you are well or you are sick.
                                                  If you are well,
                                 Then there is nothing to worry about,
                                                  If you are sick,
                              There are two things to worry about,
                            Either you will get well or you will die.
                                                If you get well,
                                 There is nothing to worry about.
                                                   If you die,
                               There are two things to worry about.
                               Either you will go to heaven or hell.
                                           If you go to heaven,
                               There is nothing to worry about.
                                         But if you go to hell,
                            you’ll be so bloomin busy shaking hands
                                         with your friends.
                           You’ll have no time to WORRY!!!

So did that make you giggle? I hope so that way you were not busy being worried. At least for the moment. Have a blessed day.

Hugs,
Casey

 

Author Casey Morley

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing mystory I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

Nov 09 2014

Holistic Fair November 30, 2014

Please join me for a Holistic Fair at The Loop in Plainville CT on Sunday November 30th 2014. Details below:

The Loop Holister Fair

 

 

Crawling_Out_CoverPost by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 09 2014

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

I guess it’s true what they say, good things do come to those who wait …. ever so patiently.

It was February of 2013 when I submitted one of my first blog posts, A Welcomed Helper (also my very first YouTube video) to Women’s World magazine. Doreen Virtue’s editor called me last week to tell me they’re running my story!! My story will appear in the “My Guardian Angel” section of Woman’s World, Issue 52, cover date, December 29, 2014 and will be on sale from 12/18 – 12/24. Here’swomens_worldcover what Dr. Virtue had to say about my story:

 
“He certainly WAS an angel who saved them and their Christmas!” says Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. “Angels often appear in temporary human form to save our lives, as this angel did for Casey.”

“Casey’s fervent prayers and her son’s perfect faith were answered by an angel who appeared from out of nowhere, and took charge of the situation. The fact that this man was running down a snowy highway, that Casey’s son didn’t see or hear him, and that the angelic man told Casey exactly what she needed to hear, shows his angelic true identity. I even believe that the angel cleared the weather enough for Casey to safely drive the rest of the way home!”
 
“The angels say, ‘We do whatever we can, and as much as possible, to help keep you safe and protected.’” 
 
Let this be a lesson to us all, to NEVER give up hope and to ALWAYS believe in guardian angels. And remember, good things really do come to those who wait! Here’s my amazing angel story, A Welcomed Helper ….

 

 Casey MorleyPost by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

 

 

 

Nov 05 2014

Congratulations Representative Dave Zoni!

I am thrilled my dear friend, Democratic Representative Dave Zoni was just re-elected to the Connecticut 81st Assembly House District, defeating formercasey and dave Republican Southington Town Councilor, Al Natelli. In a November 4, 2015 Record Journal article, Dave stated, “I’ve connected over the past two years with my constituents, I think I’ve done a great job for the folks and I’ll continue to do that.”

Check out a brief video (below) of Dave doing all that and more. He was kind enough to come to my recent Crawling Out Book Launch Celebration to declare his support for me and my mission to raise domestic violence awareness. 

Thanks Dave!

Casey Morley

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.” 

 

Nov 05 2014

My Wish for You

I am known to love the little treasures I come across, whether it be I find something along my way on my daily walk, or if I am in a unique kind of store expecting to find something that will touch my heart.  Today, as I was dusting off the top of my bookcase I came across what I consider a treasure. It is just a plain white card with black lettering, I purchased it awhile back believing when the time is right I will know who will need to receive this gift. As I was filling out the address on the envelope to mail to a friend who is going through a bit of a struggle, I decided to send it to all of you as well. This is what it says:

 

My Wish for you:

Comfort on difficult days.

Smiles when sadness intrudes.

Rainbows to follow the clouds.

Laughter to kiss your lips.

Sunsets to warm your heart.

Hugs when spirits sag.

Friendships to brighten your being.

Beauty for your eyes to see.

Faith so that you can believe.

Confidence for when you doubt.

Patience to accept the truth.

Courage to know yourself.

Love to complete your life. 

~Anonymous

 

My Wish for You

My Wish for You

So my friends, loved ones, readers, and potential followers this is my wish for you, thank you for all your love and support. Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
CaseyCasey Morley

Photo courtesy of:  Jesicatam

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

 

 

Nov 01 2014

Casey Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

I had the honor of sharing my story with The Southington Rotary Club in October during Domestic Violence Awareness month…

 

  

Casey Morley

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

Oct 06 2014

Bikers Against Child Abuse

Breaking the Chains of Child Abuse

Bikers Against Child Abuse The Bikers Against Child Abuse are my heroes. It was an honor to have them at my Crawling Out book launch celebration last month. I’d like to share with you the great work these amazing individuals do for children… 

Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) is a non-profit organization that provides aid, comfort, safety, and support for children that have been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. They are dedicated to the principle that the most basic right of childhood is to feel SAFE and PROTECTED.

BACA is a strong organization of dedicated individuals who are willing make necessary sacrifices to protect and secure a child’s most basic right to a happy childhood. BACA was founded by John Paul “Chief” Lilly, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Most of his 20+ years of practice were spent in the treatment of abused children. He was keenly aware that the system was able to offer only so much to help children to heal. Chief knew the gaps that needed to be filled included 1. providing for the safety of the children and 2. providing funding for their therapy.

Even with the court involvement to protect children from further abuse, perpetrators continue to access and wound children. It is just not realistic to expect law enforcement officials to protect these children from perpetrators on a continual basis. Further, many children that are abused do not qualify for therapy benefits because their cases might not meet the basic requirements of the rules of evidence. While it might be clinically evident a child has been abused, that child might not qualify for benefits because he/she was too frightened to provide enough evidence for the case to be pursued. Chief noted that safe children are more capable of telling the truth because threats made by an abuser are offset by the presence of dedicated Bikers who have become part of the child’s world.

bikers3In addition to becoming a presence in the life of wounded children, BACA may also attend court proceedings and parole hearings. They offer help by escorting them to and from school or errands if necessary, and many other ways to insure that the children are free from fear and can return to their previous level of adaptive functioning.

One of the greatest and unique assets of BACA for the children is its’ biker family attitude. Bikers are a tightly knit group. The brotherhood and family values are a way of life – One for all and all for one – is their reality. The children have an uncanny sense for honesty and trust. The children can feel when they are being lied to or deceived. When a large group of bikers ride to a child’s home to support and honor that child, and the bikers tell that child that he/she does not need to be afraid anymore because the bikers are there and will be there under any circumstances, the children feel the security of a brotherhood. Children understand that child abusers are cowards that prey on the helpless. After children have been introduced into the BACA family they are not helpless or powerless anymore.

BACA was started to help just one wounded eight-year old child who was so frightened of his perpetrators that he would not leave his home.Chief, having had kind and loving experiences with bikers in his youth was moved to include this boy in his biker circle. Within weeks, this boy was seen all over town riding his bike and playing with other children. The idea to rally the biker community in defense and in support of children was actualized in 1995 when the first ride was held to visit wounded children and bring them into the biker family- that first ride had twenty seven bikes present. Shortly after forming the first chapter in Utah, other chapters were formed in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas, and the rest is part of the BACA history. What was started as an idea was actualized by the dedicated and heartfelt love of bikers all across the country.

First and foremost, BACA members are bikers who share a common love of the open road on two wheels and the brotherhood and sisterhood that can only be found in the biker community. Members come from all walks of life. BACA only discriminates against – child abusers. Everyone else meeting the basic requirements and has the time, the commitment, and the energy are welcome.To learn more visit their website at bacaworld.org

Casey Morley and Bikers Against Child Abuse join forces to combat domestic violence.

Casey Morley and Bikers Against Child Abuse join forces to combat domestic violence.

  Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

 

 

 

Sep 20 2014

Crawling Out Launch Celebration

My Crawling Out book launch celebration took place on September 16, 2014. So many special friends and business associates came out to support this  milestone.Check out this amazing video that Sweet Brittany Knowles made for me. You’ll see why It is a night I will never forget!   

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Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

Sep 18 2014

Journey from Abuse to Advocacy


Ten lives have been claimed by intimate partner violence in Connecticut in 2014 according to The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That statistic is too high for Casey Morley, a survivor who is speaking out to raise domestic violence awareness.

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Sept. 16, 2014 – Left to right, Suzan Bibisi, Development Director, Prudence Crandall Center, and Casey Morley speak about domestic violence during ‘Crawling Out’ book launch and signing.

Morley, a Southington resident, is the author of newly published ‘Crawling Out: One Woman’s Journey to an Empowered Life after Breaking a Cycle of Abuse No One Should Endure,’ a personal account of childhood abuse she experienced and her subsequent journey to overcome its effects. The book launch and first signing was held at North Ridge Golf Club in Southington September 16th.

Domestic violence isn’t a popular subject, hence the shock reaction when we learn about it after the fact. Similar to mental illness, where the majority of society doesn’t want to openly address these issues, domestic violence needs to be brought into the conversation more frequently than its namesake ‘awareness’ month of October. When individuals become familiar with how domestic violence manifests, the better prepared they are to protect themselves and those they love when warning signs occur.

Morley spent decades sorting out emotions associated with abuse. Shutting the pain down was an initial reaction that ultimately didn’t work, “If as a child bad things happen to you, the meaning of right and wrong becomes overwhelming confusing.” Early strategies gave way to confronting her pain as she grew into a young woman and behaviors in relationships mirrored negativity.

‘Crawling Out’ offers the reader an insider look at what happens when a victim grows up in a dysfunctional environment and attempts to live with the secret of abuse and its cousin, shame. Morley emphasizes that living in denial allows a bad experience to keep its victim in a state of pain. Denial can rob a person of mental health as well as of physical health. Part of Morley’s recovery was recognizing ailments such as anxiety, digestion issues and what was soon to be diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Internalizing pain caused Morley’s body to literally cry out for help. Through seeking medical services Morley’s life began to turn around. 

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On left Nancy Hooper, Editor, and Casey Morley share their collaboration with audience.

Morley’s story is but one example of the testament to her strength. As a single mother to 21-year old son and business owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, Morley commits her time to helping others realize their best selves. These roles, that of a protective mother, hair stylist and whole body coach, contribute to a Morley ‘s healthier world view. It is her own catharsis that motivates Morley’s determination to raise awareness for domestic violence so that change in others can begin. Morley is her own best motivator as she campaigns for ending dysfunctional cycles with each conversation she encounters through her business and now through her authorship. ‘Crawling Out’ offers readers resources, but then contacting Morley is also welcome.

Morley actively fundraises in her salon and donates proceeds to Salons Against Domestic Abuse, a program sponsored by the Professional Beauty Association.

Morley is teaming up with Prudence Crandall Center, an organization that helps individuals achieve lives free of domestic violence by providing care, education, advocacy, and support throughout nine towns in Connecticut. Other like-minded organizations Morley aligns with are Bikers Against Child Abuse, and Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury.

Additionally, Morley is in the planning stages of organizing a ‘Walk A Mile In Her Shoes’, (WAMIHS)  event in Southington to raise money for victims. Her steadfast determination will be the driving force behind getting the event on the town calendar, after an initial bumpy start. “It takes a lot of energy to get traction even with good ideas,” Morley said after realizing coordination to coincide WAMIHS with the upcoming Apple Festival required more time.

Being vocal about abuse is necessary to getting the topic into mainstream conversation before talk turns to regrets. It is to that effort Morley attributes the publication of ‘Crawling Out,’ and her continued efforts to be involved in publicizing abuse issues so healing can begin. To know more contact http://caseymorley.com/

Casey Morley and Bikers Against Child Abuse join forces to combat domestic violence.

Casey Morley and Bikers Against Child Abuse join forces to combat domestic violence.

Margaret Waage,

Margaret Waage,

 

Post by, Margaret Waage, freelance photographer and journalist. MargaretWaagePhotography.com

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 14 2014

Book Launch Celebration Sept. 16, 2014

Join Me for My Book Launch Celebration!Crawling_Out_Cover 

 

Tuesday September 16th

5:30 – 7:30

North Ridge Club

300 Welch Road

Southington, CT  

 

Looking forward to

seeing YOU there!

 

 

 

 

Photo: In case you missed the Southington Chamber newsletter, this is one of the events happening this month! 9 days and counting! I'm not keeping track or anything!

Post by: Casey Morley – “I have emerged from a life filled with abuse and chronicle my journey in  my book, Crawling Out, available at CrawlingOut.com. I hope by sharing my story I can help other victims of domestic violence realize that they too, can start their own journey of crawling out – and that they don’t have to walk alone. I am also the owner of Casey’s Image Consultants, and a Certified M’lis Wellness Consultant offering Lifestyle Change Programs for detoxifying the body. I am dedicated to helping people improve their appearance and overall health from the inside out.”

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