Kelley Grimes, MSW

About Kelley Grimes, MSW

Kelley Grimes, MSW, is a counselor, speaker,internationally best selling author and self-nurturing expert. She ispassionate about empowering overwhelmed and exhausted individuals to live withmore peace, joy, and meaning through the practice of self-nurturing. Kelleyalso provides professional and leadership development to organizationsdedicated to making the world a better place. She is married to an artist, hastwo empowered daughters, and loves singing with a small women’s group. Learn more at www.CultivatingPeaceandJoy.com and download your free Self-Nurturing Mobile App.

Nurturing Peace in Your Family Through Mindfulness

When we include mindfulness into our family life, we can be more present, open hearted and aware of ourselves, which benefits everyone! The power of mindfulness is that it allows us to become more aware of ourselves while creating space around us to be more accepting, compassionate and kind to ourselves and others as a result.

Embracing Life’s Transitions as Adventure

If we are lucky, we will have many opportunities in our lifetime to experience a variety of transitions like going away to college, a new relationship, new job, new home, new member of the family and different aspects of the process of aging. Although many of these experiences can be challenging, they always provide us opportunities to learn and grow.

Transform Your Habit of Self-Neglect into a Practice of Self-Nurturing

How many times have you found yourself on the bottom of your “to do” list, never quite finding the time to take care of you? It’s time to change that. Self-nurturing Expert Kelley Grimes, MSW shares some tips to shift your habit of self-neglect into a practice of self-nurturing and create a more loving relationship with yourself

Five Ways to Nurture Yourself in Difficult Times

There is no more important time for self-nurturing than when we are experiencing grief and fear. And although it is a challenge, it is essential to find gentle ways to care for ourselves during these difficult times.

Self-Acceptance and the Art of Belonging

Embracing self-acceptance will create ripple effects in your life and empower others around you to accept themselves – creating more and more sense of belonging in the world. The more you commit to authentically showing up in your life, the more you give others permission to do the same and the deeper your relationships become.

Five Ways to Nurture Your Gratitude Practice

Most of us know that when we focus on what we are grateful for we feel good. More and more research reinforces that gratitude positively impacts our mood, attitude, health and well-being. Being grateful makes us more optimistic, energetic, resilient, peaceful, and productive. We feel better about ourselves, and our lives, and even live longer when we are grounded in gratitude.

Having the Courage to Forgive

Without the fundamental practice of forgiving ourselves, we are unable to find peace and cultivate self-compassion. Without learning how to forgive others we are trapped in our own anger and resentment, which drains away our peace of mind and closes down our hearts.

Reclaim Your Worth Through Kindness

It is remarkable how an act of kindness can have such a powerful effect and reconnect us with our truth. An unexpected act of kindness is like a mirror reflecting back our own value and worth and may come just when we need it most if we allow ourselves to receive it.

When Resolutions Fail Choose Self-Compassion

When we choose to be understanding and kind to ourselves instead of beating ourselves up, we transform our self-criticism and judgment into self-acceptance and love, which allows space for true change to occur.

The Courageous Act of Letting Go of Perfection

How often do you expect that you should get it right the first time? How do you treat yourself when you make a mistake or don’t do something perfectly? If you are anything like the clients I work with than you may find letting go of the belief that you “should” be perfect a challenge. When you learn to embrace self-nurturing you tap into the courage to let go of being perfect by being kind and compassionate to yourself which ripples out to the world.