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Do You Know Lauren Miller?

Do You Know Lauren Miller?

Perhaps you don’t know her personally, but maybe you know who she is.

For those of you who don’t, she is actor Seth Rogan’s wife and a woman I admire very much.

Lauren and I have one very powerful issue in common, both her mother and my mother have Early On-Set Alzheimer’s. Both she and her husband are taking a stand to raise awareness and research funds for this devastating disease.
According to Rogan his mother-in-law, “After forgetting who she and her loved ones were… forgot how to speak, feed herself, dress herself, all by the age of 60.” Can you even imagine?

I am so grateful that my mom still goes on her daily runs, can cook a simple spaghetti dinner and knows who I am when I call. However, what she can no longer do is drive, work and she is extremely forgetful, sometimes asking the same question 20 to 30 times within a matter of 15 minutes. In August she turned 57.

The reason I am emailing you all is to ask for a donation. I know that you are probably bombarded with emails and FaceBook posts and your friends and their children and your family all asking for money, so I get it. Though if you find it somewhere in your heart to donate to my Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk Page, my family and I would be so grateful. CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Funding for research is LOW, just ask Seth. However, every dollar donated is one more that can go towards finding a cure and learning more about prevention.

For those of you who don’t know my mom, you would love her. She one of the most kind hearted , easy going, wonderful women I know, much like all of your moms, I am sure :)

To completely out myself I have moments where the fear of wondering whether or not my mom will know who I am on my wedding day, or be ‘with it’ enough to share in my future children’s lives, overwhelms me. Though as my spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson says, people who give to causes don’t worry about things so much.

So I have given and I am asking you to as well.

Thank you for the time it took to read this email and in advance for your generosity. No pressure, like I said if it feels right in your heart then please donate now.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE
**Last year I raised $700 thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who donated.

Sending lots of love,

 

Kelsea

*image courtesy of GabboT

You’re Totally in Denial

You’re Totally in Denial

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Did you know that there are 2 types of denial? And chances are you are in one form or the other, most of the time.

One form of denial can help your mentality, energy and the overall state of your life.
The other form has a tendency to keep people feeling stifled, stuck and often frantic.

Only you can know for sure the level and type of denial you are dealing with at any given time.  For a high quality life it’s important to have awareness of both so you can easily shift from drowning in denial to using it as a tool to keep you afloat in this crazy world.

Check out the video below for more details and information so that you can decipher how denial can hurt or help you, depending on how you use it.

How to Make Motivation Last to Accomplish Your Dreams

How to Make Motivation Last to Accomplish Your Dreams

When was the last time you felt motivated to start something, anything, and followed it all the way through to completion?

Be it a weight loss goal, new exercise regime or food plan? Or perhaps you want to write more, keep your room clean or get your taxes done.

If your like me (and almost every other person on the planet) then you know that staying motivated to accomplish any goal, no matter how big or small can feel like one of the most daunting tasks there is.

A jolt of motivation usually gets us moving, but with life circumstances and daily distractions, not to mention our emotions and thoughts, staying consistently motivated can be really hard!

That is why we need motivation like this … (see video below)

And inspiration and wisdom from authors and motivational speakers like this … (see video below)

Because they understand that goal accomplishment is not easy, but they also know and have shown us it CAN be done.

So rather than allowing yourself to ‘do it tomorrow‘ or ‘try again another time,’ defy the odds, take a stand for yourself, your life and your dreams with this SUPER simple yet profound concept and action plan.

Because you and I both deserve to do what we desire and to see it all the way through

Are You Tired of Makings the Same Mistakes?

Are You Tired of Makings the Same Mistakes?

How over making [ the same] mistakes are you?! The set backs, the clean ups, the apologies you need to make to others or to yourself for yet again, doing what you said you would no longer do.

If you’re over making [ the same] mistakes and you know it click below

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If you’re over making mistakes and you know it click below

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If you’re over your mistakes and you know, and you really want to show it,

If your over making mistakes click below :)

Still Heartbroken

Still Heartbroken

The number of days since the Connecticut shooting and the number of days till you will read this is irrelevant. They are irrelevant because no matter how much time has passed I hope that we never forget December 14, 2012.

Tragedies happen every day, all over the world. Yet for some reason, that I cannot put into words, there are some tragedies that seem ‘different.’ The Sandy Hook shooting is one of them.

Perhaps for me it is because Connecticut is my home state, perhaps because I am among other situations pulling at my heart. Perhaps it is the time of year. Or perhaps it is a combination of all violent happenings in this world that went raging through the hands of a 20-year-old man in one small school, in one small town.

Admittingly I do not watch the news, or read that paper often. Like many woman my age I regrettably get a small speck of what is happening in the world. Yet in this tragedy I have not been able to turn away, unable to dry my eyes.

I am in all honestly shocked by the impact this shooting has had on my heart. I do not yet have children of my own. It is inconceivable to me how a parent may feel at this time, especially those of young ones, I pray that no one ever know the grief of those who have lost a child on that Friday.

As I cry and grieve, there is part of me that wants to stay in this place, for perhaps a while longer and there is a will inside of me to never forget. Not just the memory but also the pain of what one insane and violent act can do to a nation and to the world.

Humbled in my own life by what I have seen, I feel compelled to look at moments where I lived with anger in my words and raging hurt in my heart; I cannot help but wonder how in some small way I may, we all may contribute to the insanity of this world.

Every unkind word, every time selfish choice, every thought that just went ‘too far;’ for all of those mentioned I am guilty.

I am not going to use Friday or any other act of loveless ness in the world to feel guilty over not being the ‘better’ person I know I can be. I am not suggesting that anyone fall into thought forms of guilt.

However what I will do is, I will not turn away from the pain this incident has caused. I will sit with my broken heart and ask myself ‘where, where can I give more love, to the world, to others and to myself.’ Where can I put just a little more effort into life? And when will I start to take every moment I have on this earth a little bit more seriously and a lot more gratefully.

It’s not that we all don’t try, but clearly this is not the best we can do. In our hearts we all sense a connection, a grief that we may not have otherwise before. We must pay very close attention to this pain and all our pain; we must ask it what it needs us to know about this tragedy and about our lives. And from that answer we must take action. And from that action, we will all begin to rise up, see a better and a new world. One where not only do events like Sandy Hook never happen, but where there is no room for a heart to ever break at this magnitude, ever again.

When You Want to, Need to, but Can’t Seem to, Get Shit Done

When You Want to, Need to, but Can’t Seem to, Get Shit Done

Is your to-do list never ending?

Perhaps some of the items on your list get crossed off but there are always those items, that week after week, get carried over.

Its not that these tasks don’t legitimately need to be attended to. And in some cases these may even be tasks that you want to complete.

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When Wisdom Goes Out the Window

When Wisdom Goes Out the Window

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Ahh the information age. Where everything you could ever possibly want to know is a click away.

Yet with this information does not always come wisdom, or at least the ability to act on it.

As a woman always with a desire to do and be the best person I can be, I am sad to say that just because I often know more, or know better, does not mean I always do better.

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