Mental Health & Processing Grief

Mental Health & Processing Grief

Good Morning! I have to be honest, I have been very moved by the loss of Kate Spade.
What about you?

She had the business success people dream of.

She created so much in her life for the world to celebrate, full of colour and influence and playfulness.
Her brand.

All while there was so much more going on inside.

It makes me think of how often we answer the question,

“How are you?” with “I’m fine.”

— when you really aren’t fine.

If you don’t have a broken bone or an illness that someone can see, it is expected you are “fine and will get over it, can’t be that bad.”

What if you are feeling opposite to what you are trying to create?

Trapped by your brand, by the vision you think you need to project… the thinking that you have to be something you aren’t.

We are complex beings!

We change. We feel. We are human.

Without being over-simplistic, a good practice is –

If you catch yourself saying I am fine when you really aren’t,
CHALLENGE yourself to expand your answer and be vulnerable telling the person exactly how you are feeling.

Authentic connection is proven to combat depression.

With lots of love, sincerely!!
Kelly  xo

How do you talk to yourself?

How do you talk to yourself?

You are the only person in the entire world who has the unique combination of experiences that creates your individual perspective. No one else is exactly like you.
• Do you believe that you are special?
• How do you treat yourself? Do you generally speak kindly and compassionately to yourself?
• Do you celebrate alone, filling yourself up with joy regularly?
• What do you do for yourself to reward and appreciate your success?
• If you wanted to do something nice for your loved one, what would you do? You deserve the same treatment. What can you do for yourself today?

Affirmation: I deserve to receive the goodness in life.

We are so much more than the behaviour and words we use to limit, define and hurt ourselves with, so even if you make a decision that moves you one step away from your picture, take another two steps forward toward it without punishing yourself! Just keep going! Keep practicing!
Your ideal life is worth working toward and it is all here you just have to accept it as your truth! All that you want is right here for you receive, just keep going! Keep believing!
“Anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.” —David Whyte
Enjoy! Embrace your life!


Look a little closer…

Look a little closer…


“The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”  — Marcel Proust
Today the post is about simplicity. Seeing the beauty in the intricate patterns we often rush by.
Hope is beautiful!

Hope is beautiful!


Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles. ~ Samuel Smiles
Wishing you peace and love today,
Embrace your life!  Kelly
Authenticity keeps you in the flow

Authenticity keeps you in the flow

Sometimes we put a lot of energy into doing what we think we should do and end up straining ourselves. There are many signs of “shoulding on ourselves” that include feelings of confusion, anger and even physical strain. We can’t do it all and be everything to everyone!Your body always lets you know when you are in the flow and when you are straining to do it all. When was the last time you listened? What is your body saying to you right now?

When we spend time responding to other people’s expectations or at least our perception of what we think other people want, we quickly lose focus of what is right and feels good authentically for us. We fall out of the flow and lose direction.

I haven’t posted to my blog lately, nor put a lot of my energy into social networking because it simply didn’t feel right. And, I just didn’t have the extra energy. What did feel right was to dedicate my energy to my husband and daughter. We were recently reunited after 11 months of being separated due to immigration issues and relied on Skype to keep us connected; now we are thrilled to be together!! I am so happy that I committed all of my energy to being fully present for this special time in my life. It is heaven.

Now that my family is together, I can feel my energy shifting again and the ideas are flowing! I am so excited about what is yet to come but I couldn’t have been in this place if I tried to do it all. Follow your natural flow and your heart. Be authenitic to yourself!

Enjoy! Embrace Your Life!

Kelly MacLellan M.Sc.