- Trade Paperback, 6 inches x 9 inches, 192 pages
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- Press Release
“In her new book, Your Messy Brilliance, Kelly McNelis offers an engaging, intimate look at how claiming our messy brilliance can transform our relationship to womanhood, each other, and the world. I’ve always said that women are the world’s greatest untapped natural resource–and Kelly clearly shows us that when we free our attention and energy from the need to get it “right,” we can experience our own pleasure and power in spades.”
—REGENA THOMASHAUER, New York Times-best selling author and founder of The School of Womanly Arts
“Your Messy Brilliance is the medicine Western women need to feel whole and healthy at this pivotal time in history.”
—CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, M.D., ob/gyn physician and New York Times-bestselling author
“Get rid of the ‘shoulds’! With her characteristic big-sisterly wisdom, Kelly McNelis encourages women to be their big, bad, messy, beautiful selves. A mixture of stories from real-life women and Kelly’s own gentle, humorous wisdom helps readers recognize that we’ve always had the power, deep within our messy brilliance!”
—KRIS CARR, wellness activist and New York Times-bestselling author
“Kelly McNelis names something very important in Your Messy Brilliance, bringing to light the secret fear we all have at times that we’re too messed up to be good enough. Her message—that where there’s no mess there’s no real becoming, no real life, no real brilliance—is both a relief and a tremendous step forward for anyone caught in the trap of ‘I’m not good enough’ thinking. There’s a lot of good information, and a lot of good love in this book. I recommend it.”
—MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, New York Times-bestselling author of A Return To Love and spiritual lecturer
“I am so grateful to Kelly for writing this important book. Kelly is on the leading edge of paving a path to in-power-meant that so many women in this day and age need. We are discovering that power is not something that lives outside of us, or a costume we need to put on in order to be taken seriously. Our power is something that has always been within us, and the key to tapping into it is accepting our own wholeness. In her book and in the personal example of owning her beautifully messy, vibrant, and whole life, Kelly gives women permission to be their full selves. After all, it’s in the so-called “mistakes” that we uncover our creativity and a sisterhood that is about embracing our gifts–not trying to one-up each other! Kelly has dedicated her life to uplifting women everywhere, and that is crystal clear in her book! I’m honored to be her friend and encourage women to let go of perfect and get messy with Your Messy Brilliance.”
—HEATHER ASH AMARA, author of Warrior Goddess Training
“Your Messy Brilliance is the book that deserves to be on every woman’s nightstand. It’s an explosive exploration of all the gifts that make us who we are: the weavers and creators of beauty, culture, and connection. In this day and age, we reject our natural gifts and opt for lives that are hemmed in by outdated rules that don’t speak to our bodies and souls. Kelly McNelis’s book is a call to break the spell of monotony that has fallen over so many women’s lives in their quest for the “perfect” life. This is a beautiful testament to the power of reconnecting with the feminine–something that we rarely truly acknowledge or appreciate–and allowing it to guide our journey. Kelly doesn’t profess to give you any generic answers, but the questions she raises are a delicious guide to coming back to yourself…exactly as you are.”
—SHEILA KELLEY, Founder of S Factor
“Your Messy Brilliance will embolden you to be more open, more honest, more raw, and to finally accept that life does not need to be perfect in order to be wonderful.”
—KRISTINA KUZMIC, Blogger, vlogger, public speaker, and exhausted (but happy) mom
About the Author
Kelly McNelis is the founder of Women for One, a place where women from 50 countries share their powerful stories with the world. Over 500 Truthtellers, as Kelly calls them, have answered her call to action: Make life happen by sharing your messy brilliance. Their stories range from the devastating to the delightful, and everything in between.
Kelly is a mom, wife, friend, mentor, businesswoman, Reiki master, minister, healer, incest survivor, and firm believer that there’s no such thing as “TMI.”
Formerly a nonprofit- and small-business consultant, Kelly now travels the world as a speaker, teacher, and workshop facilitator, empowering women to find their voice and discover their true power. She has interviewed global changemakers including the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Arianna Huffington, Regena “Mama Gena” Thomashauer, and Byron Katie, on the importance of cultivating our own inner wisdom and truthtelling voices.
Kelly’s work, husband, kids, and brilliantly messy life are based outside Seattle.