As a young mom home-schooling four children, Kelly found within herself a deep passion for teaching and life-long learning. When her children grew and everything changed, she recognized a need to focus on her own life and attend to nuturing her sobriety and recovery. In time, the two threads became woven together and Kelly now combines education and recovery to help other women learn to take back their power and thrive without alcohol and other problematic forms of coping.
Kelly pursued Karuna Training, a contemplative psychology program, and has now moved into the graduate stream. She is a She Recovers Recovery Coach, one of only 3 to receive the prestigious "Signature" designation, and is the administrator of the SheRecovers Together online group, a private support group with over 2000 members. Kelly operates Shining Bright Recovery, where she helps women from around the world take charge of their recovery through coaching and personal support. Kelly also organizes and facilitates a monthly SheRecovers Sharing Circle in Seattle.
On a personal note, Kelly's life took an intresting turn on a vacation overseas, where - no kidding - a handsome windmill owner stole her heart. It is a true-life love story that Kelly never imagined for herself!
Connect with Kelly at www.shiningbrightrecovery.com