I'm a down-to-earth inspirational author and blogger who questions everything. I am currently exploring a mindfulness path and meditate regularly. The present moment is my path. My passion is encouraging people to 'Be Human' and to release the inner critic through presence.
Here at 'Kelly Martin Speaks' you will find a collection of deeply thought-provoking articles and questions coming from my life experiences, where finding inner peace and a sense of freedom is important to me.
Initially this blog was set up to give me a place to voice my shyness, my lack of confidence and my insecurities as I explored the world through different spiritual paths. It was a safe haven and allowed words of inspiration to flow through me, often teaching me as I went along. Now 'Kelly Martin Speaks' is a growing blog that encourages embracing 'what is', being mindful and making life-enhancing healthy choices.
I talk to bees, flies and spiders - basically all of nature's creatures (exceptions: cockroaches, sharks and scorpions - I am working on these!).
I have had 30+ years of experiencing painful anxiety and periods of depression. I am now learning to experience these differently through mindfulness.
My father died when I was 26 which hit me hard and I had a 10 year grieving process where I hid in a shell and did not come out until I was healed.
I dream vividly, often receiving intuitive guidance through my dreams.
I share a home with my best friend who is in his 70's. He is my wise sage who also p****s me off often - but I love him.
I have currently taken a sabbatical from the working/rat-race to explore my writing skills and talents.
I have a door fetish. I love to photograph beautiful doors.
I love down-to-earth real human beings. I am not a lover of loudness but I'm embracing that through mindfulness also.
I am quirky by nature and tend to spend a lot of time in solitude, but I also love great company. I meditate daily and I am exploring a more Advaita path right now. After what has felt like a decade of suffering I am finally beginning to stop seeking. It's a bit like a dog chasing its tail, after 14 years of seeking answers from outside sources I now go within. After a long period of embracing the whole law of attraction and create your reality bandwagon, I got off that ride and stepped into the great unknown. I realised that all my desires caused suffering, when unfulfilled, and those that were fulfilled didn't give me a lasting sense of peace. I realised there must be another way and so mindfulness is my way. This past year I have worked with a bunch of great companies that are ethical and inspiring. I love working with publishers and reviewing books that help people have self-compassion and acceptance. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing a top Hay House author who is an expert in Lucid Dreaming HERE and I have also written for an on-line magazine HERE (February 2014 edition). And I am so happy to say that from April 2014 I became a monthly contributor to Thank The Now a site dedicated to bringing people back to the present moment and finding happiness within. One thing I am dedicated to is supporting people who may be feeling stuck in life, much like I have felt for a long time. I am here to question reality and the stories we play that may be holding us back. Life unfolds naturally, but this does not mean we do nothing, action comes from intuition and intuition becomes clearer the more present we become. As someone who is slowly recovering from painful anxiety I like to offer an outlet for people who suffer from it here at Kelly Martin Speaks, sharing resources and help along the way. I love to share via You Tube any insights that come to me and my only wish is that when you come to Kelly Martin Speaks you feel you are hearing from a real human, someone who has and still does experience all of human life authentically. If you like my blog, I love comments and engaging with readers. If I can offer you anything, it would be relief from any pressures you may be placing on your shoulders and showing you another way. If you are new to Kelly Martin Speaks you can check out my favourite posts so far HERE. And if you are a member of social networks you can catch me on Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, Pinterest and Google+.