I Write AboutLife, Recovery and Life in Recovery.
Hi, I'm Keely.
I’m a writer, mental health advocate and devoted seeker. I’ve spent most of my life feeling deeply uncomfortable in my skin and in this world and have battled some not-so-fun things, like addiction, depression and chronic dissatisfaction, as a result.
Today I’m well-ish and, magically, grateful for the journey. I credit persistent seeking with making well-ish-ness possible and now use this space to share solutions that work for me. The main solution you’ll see here: frequent writing about life in recovery – the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Every weekday, I wake up before the sun to play with words. It’s a ritual I learned from Glennon Doyle, a wildly wise and wisely wild writer that I adore. Writing helps me step out of the miasma of shame and despair that can still pollute my mind and into my higher self. It’s one of my favorite spiritual practices and how I get enough perspective to remember that nothing in life is happening to me; rather, everything is happening for me.
One of my favorite people on the planet has a very grown up job. She does data science for a company worth approximately a gazillion dollars and does quite well for herself.
“I found your wedding song!” My friend Lauren bursts through the door with this news.
Yesterday, for the first time ever in my entire life, I manifested something.
I saw the dumbest baby the other day. It had to be at least 6 months old & it wasn’t walking, talking or potty-trained. It’s basically screwed. No way it’s on track to be reading by 18 months.
Once upon a time, in a faraway restaurant, I went to dinner with a wealthy friend from treatment. After ordering, she asked me, “Why didn’t you order salmon? That’s your favorite. Did you get a salad because you’re restricting?”
I have long dreamt of a world where I could respond to simple requests with, “I would…but I’d die.”
Fun fact: I love public speaking.
No, really. I do.
Through my writing and the work that I do for the Second Chance Initiative, the nonprofit I founded in order to create safe jobs for women in recovery, I have had the opportunity to speak publicly and love every moment of it.
Looking for a speaker? I’d love to connect.
I’m a trained recovery coach and offer individualized coaching to clients around the world. I specialize in helping women who wake up each morning feeling dread find contentment.
Interested in working with me? Let’s connect.