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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Dangerous Game of Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda…

Shortly after Stephen died, a person said those words to me. This person said, “I know you must be playing the woulda, coulda, shoulda game right now.”

Yes, it is true, someone actually said that.

My reply? “No, actually I am not. Even though I wish things could be different, I would not change the way I loved my son, nor would I expect him to have loved me any differently than he so beautifully did. If something happened to someone you love tomorrow, I hope you could say the same thing.”

Yes, I did have “that” tone when I said it.  And my left eyebrow may or may not have been elevated.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Tulips and Steaming Dog Crap

You can reemerge from the winter of your life, just as the tulip. But, no matter what you’ve been through, or how hard the winter was, when you reemerge, there it is.

Crap.

Crap is a part of life. No matter how you try to change it, you will always have the balance of good and bad in life. There will always be people and situations that will hurt you, anger you, irritate, and raise your blood pressure.

The key to happiness is in how you look at it.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Portrait of a Strong Wise Woman

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. 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.

Strong wise women.

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