A Broken Ring
At the very beginning of my journey writing, it was to be a healing tool for myself. It wasn’t meant to be shared with the world, just my story. My husband suggested I should do it so that I could understand what had happened to me in the past a little easier and if I was really lucky, maybe find some peace within it. I told him he was crazy but he kept pushing on the issue. I had another friend who kept telling me that with my experiences I should write a book. My reaction was to laugh with the reply of “Who on earth would want to read my about my life?”
Well, I started slowly and it built momentum. I learned about PTSD and RTS (Rape Trauma Syndrome, which I know a lot of people don’t like that title, but for me it fits) I’ve learned about my own personal issues and “Zones” as I call them as to how I react to certain situations. I have cried many tears and laughed out loud with joy, as the journey built into this blog and my Facebook page: C.L.Cappetta. I then turned my Linkedin page from finance to my writing and joined different groups about writing, blogging and violence/abuse. I suddenly started to make make new amazing friends who all had similar views. This was amazing as I had always thought I was alone!
One day I was introduced to a wonderful man called Dennis Golden. He is the CEO of the IM-SAFE Institute based in Connecticut with his daughter, Jennifer Lownik. They can be found at: im-safe.com. It is designed to help teach people self defense and personal empowerment by holding different types of self defense workshops. Some of their clients have ranged from Johnson & Johnson, ESPN, Cisco Systems, to name just a few! Their slogan words ring “Keeping women and those they love safe”.
They also have a forum for women to join, to discuss issues they have encounter regarding abuse and trauma, IM-SAFE forum. It is entirely confidential for sharing stories, events and most of all help and support.
I was absolutely delighted when Dennis Golden so very kindly gave me an excellent review for, A Broken Ring!
And here it is! TA-DAH!!!
“An engaging and riveting journey that impacts both the mind and heart. The reader is immediately captivated from the opening lines and is launched on a journey of discovery and empowerment.
I guarantee you will be overcome by your need to read what happens next. This is a powerful story of discovery and hope for anyone who has been impacted (directly or indirectly) by abuse.”
Dennis E. Golden, CEO, IM-SAFE®
Keeping Women And Those They Love Safe
I have to say I feel so incredibly blessed! After he sent me the review, we organized a call. My first time talking to him and I am excited to say we will be collaborating together in the future on some exciting ventures to help keep women safe and spread the word about self-defense and empowerment.
How incredibly exciting! I am just so thrilled!