Abusive Relationships – Planning and Executing Your Getaway

I found this great post and wanted to share it here. This article is meant to be a general guide to planning your escape. It does not contain addresses, contacts, and phone numbers. It is not specific to one state or country. Rather, it describes options and institutions which are common the world over. You should be the one to “fill in the blanks” and locate the relevant shelters and agencies in your domicile. Read this article on other options and getting help! Do not leave unprepared. Study and execute every detail of your getaway. This is especially important if your partner is violent. Be sure to make a Safety Plan – how to get out of the house unnoticed and the indispensable minimum items that you should carry with you, even on a short notice. Here are the recommendations of the Province of Alberta in Canada: Long before you…

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Welcome 2015. Goodbye 2014.

Wow, what a year. Mine started rocky. I was unsure, broken and miserable for a while but in retrospect this was the best year I can recall. Breaking with the past opened up the future to me and when I let go of it all, the living present was better than the past. Perspective is really everything. You can opt to stay broken, alone or sad or you can take all the bad stuff, sift it, take the lessons and move on, empowered with knowledge and the wisdom that only experience brings. So many plans for 2015. I’m beyond stoked. It feels so good to be alive to embrace what’s coming. I encourage you to let go of the hurts and pains and disappointments of 2014 and embrace all the goodness that will await you in 2015. I want to wish you the very best. You deserve it and I…

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My one year anniversary

Exactly year ago today. I underwent facial surgery to repair damaging that came about due to the battering,  beaten by my ex-husband,  I was nervous, yet prayerful. I’d never before that point had to undergo any sort of surgery and I did not know what to expect. But I prayed and trusted that God would keep me safe and He did. Today marks the one year anniversary of my successful surgery. I have not had post surgery pain for months and I’m thankful that the lone scar that remains is barely visible. You’d have to be right up to my face, looking for a scar because you knew it was there. More so, I’m thankful that no scars remains on my soul. For a while it was hard. Something in you breaks when the person who you expect to care and shield you becomes the one who inflicts pain upon your body…

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FemmePowered launch

Hi. I’m Carlana, the visionary & editor-in-chief of FemmePowered. I like to think that FemmePowered is a hub and community. So keeping it simple, think of FemmePowered as a community that promotes a collection of thoughts, ideas and projects, all committed to empowering women to live purposefully and authentically. FemmePowered is woman-centric in nature, meaning that it serves women, exclusively. In my work with women, I facilitate meaningful conversations, ask intuitive and leading questions, inspire a shift in thinking and living, and offer safe spaces for women to share their heart and the things that matter to them. Many of the women I work with feel stuck, are at a cross-roads in their life, want to pivot but are unsure how, or just need some hand-holding over bumps and hurdles. I help them explore the solutions and answers to their challenges and I support their inner evolution and commitment to becoming the greatest versions of themselves.…

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