Life Lessons: The Blog

Life Lessons: Big Bad Bertha & Me

My story of being a unique & genuine person in a world that would rather I learned how to “fit in.”

One of the views on the family farmland, WI
Kelly Terese, circa 2011ish


I lived in Kansas City for awhile & loved it!

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

Les Brown

Why Should You Follow This Blog?

I have spent the last 20 years of my life testing out new methods of ways to improve myself and my station in life. And although it’s likely a process that will take the rest of my life, I am able to provide others with some helpful advice on what to try (& what NOT to try) regarding:

  • Living with Multiple Sclerosis
  • Living with Mental Illness
  • Training your mind to speak to you in positive thought
  • Becoming body-positive (no matter your size!)
  • And BONUS: I’m often witty, so you’ll at least be entertained!

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’

Audrey Hepburn

Who the F*** is Bertha?!

I haven’t known Bertha a terribly long time, but I didn’t like her from the start.  I mean, sure, she started off fairly tame and she seemed inconsequential, but that was before she had even begun to show her true nature!  Because of her, I have been in the hospital more times than I care to remember.  She’s caused me to miss out on months of work in a job I once loved.  Bertha caused me to leave several jobs – including that one – because she treated me so unkindly!

I may be getting ahead of myself, though…

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Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt

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Mahatma Gandhi

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