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, September 06, 2016

Walking with Anxiety-Tips for Managing Day to Day

Anxiety has, at times, crippled me. But it has also illuminated what I value most in my life. It has humbled me but also given me an opportunity to look inward and rediscover my strength and wisdom. I am accepting of my life as perfectly imperfect, and each morning, I can honestly sayI start the day still believing in the possibility and magic of life.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Portrait of a Strong Wise Woman

I want to celebrate the women I’ve met via email, sitting at my laptop, writing through pain, wondering if anyone was out there. They wrote to me from their darkness, and I replied to them from mine. We ruminated and lamented, we encouraged and consoled. Most of all, we discovered that as women, embracing the broken mess was what made us beautiful.
We stumble, we fall. Sometimes we absolutely shatter into a million pieces. But, as women do, we dust ourselves off and we stand up and continue the journey. Because that is what women do. We recognize that we are part of something larger than ourselves, and the strength of our shared stories and experiences moves us and the world forward. We look for the lessons in loss and we search for understanding and meaning.

Most of all, we discovered that as women, embracing the broken mess was what made us beautiful

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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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