Hi! My name is Kelly and I am a mother, speaker and creator of The Bee's Knees Journal.
With almost two decades living with my mother's deteriorating fatal and incurable condition, Huntington's disease, I found solace in simplicity. It was stripping life back to basics amidst facing the uncertainties that I found a way to thrive despite everything. For me, it was only when I hit rock bottom a few years ago that I was forced to gain an even deeper understanding of how to thrive in adversity.
Shaped by my own experiences, these methods are ones I have tried and tested. For thirteen years I faced the prospect of inheriting the same condition as my mum, with which the odds were 50/50; the flip of a coin.
I share my family's story openly via social media, as well as speaking at events, on podcasts and on television shows. I feel so passionate about supporting people in navigating life's inevitable challenges from a place of realism. Hope and action on one side of the coin and acceptance of the things outside of our control on the other.
For me, humour and gratitude have been integral tools to thriving over the years. And in my experience I have found, the deeper the tragedy, the darker the humour, the richer the gratitude. All of which inspired the creation of The Bee's Knees Journal.