What Do You Concentrate On?

What do you concentrate on? We have so much to be thankful for as we approach Thanksgiving, including our loved ones, jobs, and health… But our enemies – especially recently, with the horrific attacks in France – want us to concentrate on fear! I am impressed with a recent article (posted 11/22/2015) I read in the Richmond Times Dispatch,… Read more »

SCARS Making a Difference

I’m very happy to be a part of this wonderful organization. S.C.A.R.S. – Second Chance At Renewing Self, LLC – is an outstanding organization. It is a for-profit social enterprise, founded by Sonja Holt in 2013. Sonja overcame domestic violence and wanted to help others who face the challenges of domestic violence too. We focus on… Read more »

A Generous and Unexpected Gift!

As a survivor of domestic violence throughout my life, I have faced a variety of emotional and physical challenges. One of them involved my nose. Because of the many nose breaks, one nostril was nearly 100% blocked, and I don’t remember when I may’ve had the sense of smell. Slightly less than three weeks ago, I finally had (deviated… Read more »

How Am I to React?

Sunday morning I planned to come downstairs, fix a cup of tea and bring my geriatric sweetheart (our female lap-dog) out onto the front porch with me to enjoy some quiet time before my husband got up. Her room is also the laundry room, and when I opened her door, I found that she had… Read more »

Healing the Hurt 2015

Please join me at this Event: Healing the Hurt 2015 – October 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm Communities coming together, taking a stand against Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.

My Story

  Introduction to My Story by Carin Jayne Casey My first childhood memory was of my mother screaming hysterically, while she beat me in the head with her fists. My little sister watched, terrified. My father sat in the other room and did nothing. Decades later, I met an attractive, charismatic man who was intensely… Read more »

Words of Encouragement

Writing is my passion and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to share stories and information to help others. Not only do I enjoy the art of writing – but I am committed to helping women and children who are victims of abuse and who are working through the emotions and scars that… Read more »

Domestic Abuse Beyond the Grave?

An abuser apparently figured out a way to continue abusing or harassing his victim’s family, long after he’d already killed his victim. The abuser and victim were husband and wife. He served time for the crime, but upon his death requested to be buried with his wife.Really? I didn’t realize a man would have rights… Read more »

Virginia Takes Campus Sexual Assault Seriously!

  In a recent Richmond Times-Dispatch (RTD), an extensive article, “State task force releases recommendations to combat campus sexual assault.” The 21 recommendations devised by the 30-member task force were briefed in the newspaper. Among the key recommendations in the article: Require public and private higher education institutions to establish sexual assault response teams representing a cross-section… Read more »