An oncology psychotherapist’s perspective on finding meaning and hope during illness and loss.
A Comforted Heart speaks of the possibility of living a life of hope and peace regardless of life’s circumstances, and perhaps this is why the messages contained in Kelly’s book have such universal appeal. The beautiful and comforting stories within speak of finding the freedom that comes with forgiveness, living a life of gratitude, being courageous, honoring your feelings, and paying attention to your life. Kelly is an intuitive practitioner and esteemed counselor with deep reserves that allow her to witness suffering and loss in her patients and offer insights that bring possibility and comfort Kelly’s passion to work with the severely ill and grief stricken commands a soul who is gentle and compassionate and one who can be fierce in advocacy work to assist others to find peace and meaning at the end of life. Working in hospice and having an oncology based psychotherapy practice over the past 25 years has honed Kelly’s clinical skills. She embodies that rare combination of imparting information while weaving in a deep sense of empathy, wisdom, and compassion with her patients. Both compelling and transforming, A Comforted Heart was born out of Kelly’s strong desire to share the wisdom she has accumulated along the way working with the critically ill and those experiencing loss. Kelly often says that the truest teachers in her life have been her patients. She draws on the lessons imparted to empower others to act with grace and courage as they enter into and move through treacherous and unfamiliar terrain. She has shared her own knowledge and wisdom, as well as that of others, in the beautiful entries within A Comforted Heart. The blueprint for Kelly’s deep belief that healing is always possible in life even if the cure is not is well laid out in this reflective book. May the light within these pages give you solace and illuminate hope when needed most.