Rediscover Your Resilient Grateful Self

About Kelly

My own personal journey of healing after tremendous loss transformed my life. In the darkest of moments I rediscovered the simple truth of happiness, and living a joyful grateful life. So often, we wait for our circumstances to be perfect, "and then" we will be happy. But happiness is there for the taking for each one of us. We find it by giving thanks for the simple joys of life, even as you navigate through difficult times.

I've dedicated my life to helping others rediscover their own unbreakable self, and realize that they can embrace a beautiful life in an imperfect world, one little thing at a time.

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Working With Kelly

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Kelly is a source of strength… a powerhouse of motivation. Her incentive to find daily happiness in Just One Little Thing is life changing.

Arlene Scott, Eastern Health

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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly as one of our experts on The Art Of Happiness After Loss Summit. Kelly’s warmth and genuine compassion for fellow grievers endeared her to many of our listeners’ hearts, as she not only shared her story but…

Lois McCullough, WOW For Now

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I continue to give Kelly’s books to people I meet/counsel, anyone traveling through life seeking a ‘purpose..a reason’ just to live everyday. The book has become a welcomed and useful gift! Kelly’s books provide a ‘go to resource’ in my counseling practice. I use her…

Patricia Schlough, NCC,LPC,LCPC,EAGALA Advanced Certified Equine Therapist

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After attending Kelly’s presentation on the ‘JOLT’ movement, I was instantly motivated to look for the small things in life that mean the most. It’s amazing how being appreciative for ‘just one little thing’ a day really opens your eyes to look for the positivity…

Karan Nijhawan, Category Technician at Husky Energy

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I have read Kelly’s books and while I was saddened by her story of loss I was inspired by her resilience and her ability to share her experience so openly. I also feel privileged to have heard her speak to our Rotary club last year….

Andrea Stack, MBA, FCSI

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It was fantastic to work with Kelly. Hearing your story has given our group something to think about in our workplace and how we interact with the families that cross our doors. It is important to know the impact of a gesture or a word…

Kim Pike, Nurse Manager, Eastern Health

On The Blog

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Person to Person

These are turbulent times. I find when I hear five or six sound bites on the news about the state of the city, country or planet and all that needs to be fixed, I feel like a very small ant at a very big picnic. A speck of sand in the desert. I just don’t feel like I can make a difference when I see a cumulative report in a thirty-minute news program. How could I possibly make a difference?

The answer? Person to person.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Life is Like a Vegetable Garden

Your garden is like life. It has a balance of things in there, some good, and some not so nice. But they balance each other. The good and the bad, they need each other. And the key to enjoying your garden or your life is living in the middle, not at either side of the spectrum. You have to balance the good and the bad too and see that each one has a place and a purpose.
Your garden shows you how to achieve your dreams. You plant the seeds at the beginning of the season, apply the necessary nutrients for growth. Then? You simply hope and believe it all works out, and the rest of the work is covered. You just know you will be picking tomatoes and peppers from those plants in no time right? You don’t over-analyze, you simply have faith. You go back each day to see little sprouts and then plants. Then, as if by magic, you walk by a plant and see it is weighed down with its harvest, waiting for you to take it. It’s like it magically appeared overnight.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mother to Mother…A Statement of Support for the Silent Grief of Ghazala Khan

We are bereaved mothers. We have buried our babies. There is no timeline, there is no explanation that we owe to anyone for our silence. We are carrying our children in our hearts, we are making peace each and every day with the loss of dreams, potential and promise. We work each and every day to put one foot in front of the other.

I’m sorry if we do that quietly, instead of having a unfiltered stream of consciousness and flight of ideas. We are quiet, and thoughtful. We are forever broken.

If we really want to Make America Great Again, we need to be able to sit together in that silence, in that pain. It is in that space that we can learn from our losses, and love each other instead of tearing each other down.

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