“During my pregnancies, I felt like the amount of information out there was overwhelming. My husband and I really needed a clear, comprehensive, and calm way to prepare for labor. Kelly was able to give my husband and me the vital information we needed to feel confident going into both of our children’s births. Her advice and her birth documents were crucial in helping us feel prepared for all of the uncertainties, pain, and JOY that labor brings.
She allowed us to rest in the knowledge that all would be well in the end when we would be holding our sweet baby — and it was! We will most definitely ask her to be a part of our next birth….there’s no doubt in my mind. So thankful for her grace and wisdom.”
– Fern, Mama to 3 + Speech Language Pathologist
“Words cannot express how valuable Kelly has been to me during this pregnancy and particularly after my sweet angel was born. Early on, I didn’t tell anyone I was pregnant, so instead of talking to my community, I searched the Internet… and ended up anxious with a lot of questions!
Luckily, Kelly worked with me to have a happy healthy pregnancy by not only being a strong support system for me, but also providing extremely valuable advice. There wasn’t a question I could not ask, nor a time I couldn’t ask it.As we got closer to labor, I was terrified, but when I gave birth to my baby girl, it was magical.
After my birth, Kelly was INSTRUMENTAL in my well being. As I struggled with balancing the emotions of new motherhood, she was there each step of the way.
Kelly reassured me that what I was feeling was normal, but also gave me the tools and guidelines for me to utilize to make sure I stayed well. These past few weeks would have been much more difficult without her guidance and help. My baby and I are bonding and breastfeeding well thanks to my work with Kelly.
I wish I could bottle her up! I’m so thankful for Kelly and I speak for Bella when I say that she is too!The work you do is so important, Kelly. Please keep making the world a better place for babies and those of us who raise them!”
– Jennifer, Mama to 1 + Director of Marketing
“During my first pregnancy, I couldn’t decide on the best way to get ready for labor. I’d read a lot of books, but I felt like my husband and I needed “live” support. My husband especially wanted someone who “just knew what to do” to make the process easier and less stressful, so that we could just focus on our baby. So, we hired Kelly as our doula, to help us prepare for my daughter’s (and, later, my son’s) birth.
Kelly gave me such confidence that I honestly enjoyed my labor! I was concerned about medical interventions but wasn’t fully set on the idea of giving birth totally naturally — a bit of an oxymoron. Kelly helped me to recognize that it all would be okay (which became my mantra) and helped me to balance the medical side to having a baby with the true beauty and joy that every mother should be so lucky to feel. By teaching me how to breathe, how to power through some tough contractions, and how to just relax into my experience, she helped make my daughter’s and son’s birth days the absolute best days of my and my husband’s life.
Since my daughter was born, I have struggled to come up with the right words to truly thank her for all that she did for me and all that she continues to do for me. There are too many words for it. I truly had the most amazing birth experience and so much of that is a testament to Kelly’s support throughout my labor and delivery – as well as throughout every stage of my pregnancy.
Once I got home from the hospital with my baby girl and began my full adjustment into motherhood, I was not fully prepared for how hard it would be to eat the right foods for both myself and my baby — remembering that what I eat goes to her and acknowledging that, with many a sleepless night, the only way to stay energized was by eating properly. Too often, I found myself subsisting on too many granola bars and handfuls of jelly beans!
I invested in additional postpartum sessions to help revamp my diet and adjust to this new crazy life! Kelly and I spoke regularly, and she was instrumental in helping me to get my eating back on track, making sure that I was getting the right nutrients and eating enough for breastfeeding. As much as I knew it to be the case, Kelly helped me realize just how much of a difference a healthy and nutritious diet can make to a new mom!
When our second child was born, life seemed to get especially crazy and a little out of control. While I absolutely adored this tiny little boy, managing toddler and a newborn was FAR more challenging than I ever could have imagined. Trying to find pockets of quiet and peace in our very loud house seemed next to impossible, and trying to staying on top of endless to-do lists had me in a constant state of stress. I had also been elected to the leadership of a local non-profit, and still worked in our family business. My mind was in a constant state of “what other, ‘more important’ item I should be tackling next?!“
Thankfully, my sessions with Kelly helped me take better care of myself again — while raising two little kids, managing our household, working part-time organizing local events, and running a business. During the daily chaos, my self-care is what kept me grounded and helped me design practical, simple and effective ways to take better care of myself while raising my two little ones.
My sessions helped me prioritize my time and be a better mother by not forgetting about myself. My “new” mantra became “do more of what makes you happy.” That principle has helped guide me ever since.
– Anne Ashley, Mama to 3, Business Consultant + Event Coordinator
“Before working with Kelly, I had very high anxiety levels and could not easily let things go or relax. But with our work, she taught me how to accept myself and my feelings, and most importantly taught me how to breathe. Before I gave birth to my first child, I needed a new perspective on life. As our virtual doula and my coach, she helped prepare me to deal with the uncertainty of motherhood and taught me the importance taking time out for myself.
Working with Kelly has changed my life. I’d recommend her to everyone, but especially expecting and new mothers who need to learn to relax, be more flexible and love yourself. She is an amazing teacher, but she is also a friend.”
– Kelly, Mama to 2 + Attorney
“My husband and I worked with Kelly to prepare for the birth of our first child. Beforehand, I’d done an extensive amount of reading, information gathering and speaking with friends about pregnancy and birth. Still, our sessions with Kelly added so much to my overall knowledge about the labor and delivery process, my body and my baby. Even more, my session with Kelly gave me the confidence that so many books, YouTube videos and even friends rob from new mamas.
Working with Kelly beautifully allowed my husband and I to get on the same page about our goals for labor and how we would come together for our baby. Working with a doula like Kelly is an investment, but most certainly one that I know is well worth it.”
– Marlena, Mama to 1 + Education Consultant
“Wow! We are so glad that we chose Kelly as our [virtual] doula! She is amazing — the consummate professional who combines old school wisdom with modern day best childbirth practices! She was completely responsive before, during and after labor. She provided a perfect, informative class before labor, worked with us over the phone, and immediately responded to time-sensitive text message questions during this labor process. To date, she has continued to provide amazing support and regular communication almost two months our little boy was born.
Kelly’s passion for helping families bring their babies into the world is extraordinary, and she supported us at every step. In addition to her superior knowledge and professionalism, Kelly is a spiritually grounded and peaceful soul, which translates into her care for her clients.
We are so grateful for our son and the beautiful birth experience we had — we attribute much of this to our work with Kelly. In short, she is a true blessing changing the world for the better. Kelly is like a member of our family now.”
– Reginald, Papa to 1 + Attorney
“Even though I had prepared so much for labor, I wasn’t quite prepared for the emotional and physical shifts that came afterward. Birthing my daughter — and the first few months than followed — was the most transformative and challenging thing I’ve ever experienced. I couldn’t do any chores or make meals because I was so exhausted. For the first 8 weeks, my sweet, fiery babe would only sleep if she was on me and I was moving! She was crying for hours everyday, sometimes practically all day. It was really hard.
That’s when I finally started working with Kelly to get some relief for our “fourth trimester.” She is so intuitive, and so, so good with giving caring advice. She exudes a calm and compassionate manner, which is such a sweet reminder for a new momma! I really appreciate the combination of helpful practical advice and intuitive understanding that Kelly provides me in our sessions. I have only been practicing the strategies we discussed recently but, like magic, I have already felt a shift.
Kelly draws from quite a deep well of knowledge and I feel I can really trust her. I feel emotionally grounded as a result of our time together. She is clearly doing her life’s work, and I’m really grateful to feel her support.”
– Margaret, Mama to 1, Massage Therapist + Yoga Teacher
“I had so many fast changes and so many questions along the way after having a baby, and Kelly was a wonderful resource. She was a great cheerleader, very encouraging, fast to respond, and very knowledgable.
I flew with my daughter when she was 9 weeks old and Kelly walked me through the whole process. She is also an incredible baby sleep expert. I really appreciate that she encouraged me to trust my instincts as a new mom, enjoy every moment, and breathe. :)”
– Magda, Mama to 1.5 + Social Media/Event Design Specialist
“There are so many days where I’ve felt lost and disorganized, and its especially at those times that Kelly helps me streamline and simplify things. After every phone session, I feel a renewed sense of energy and direction. Her tools and templates are wonderfully easy to follow and help to outline ideas very well!
The time, energy and stress that Kelly has saved me by guiding me is priceless. Her passion for what she does shines brightly, and I am so happy to have her with me along my momma journey. Why fumble around in the dark when you have someone who will hold your hand and run with you?!”
– Amy, Mama to 4 + Owner of Exercising Balance ™
“While I was pregnant with my second child, I was chasing around a 3-year old. It wasn’t easy.
Working with Kelly helped me gain a mind-body connection, and her personal attention and wonderful teaching style really helped me focus on my body and my unborn baby. She helped me focus on how I wanted my birth to be, and what to do if it didn’t meet my expectations. As we approached my due date, she offered plenty of support and encouragement around the clock.
My 12 hours of labor went so smoothly with Kelly’s help that a nurse actually commented on how relaxed I was! Without her, the birth of my second child would not have been as special as it was. Thanks to Kelly, I welcomed my beautiful daughter into the world very peacefully. ”
– Evelyn, Mama to 2 + Engineering Consultant
“Kelly is brilliant! Before working with her, it was hard to find someone who could support me because of my insane schedule — I travel often, have 4 kids, and run 3 businesses. However, Kelly has been able navigate that and has tailored her services so that I get the full benefit of what she has to offer. She advises me via a combination of phone strategy sessions, and more recently, I participated in one of her workshops.
As a result of this work, I have learned that provisions for my own wellness and self-care allow me to expand my own capacity to offer more to others. I’m seeing growth in both my business and my non-profit, yet gaining insights on how to balance that with my role as a mom and wife. Kelly understands what it means to be a busy executive and brings her experience and wisdom to our sessions.”
– Angela, Mama to 4, Co-Founder of Mahila Partnership + Consultant
“I decided to work with Kelly because I was feeling stuck about how to manage my time with my new responsibilities of family. As a mom with two kids under the age of 3, I was trying to balance a freelance career with my job as mother.
My work with Kelly inspired me so much. I’ve taken a step back, and reflected on which priorities are most important to me at my current life phase (they definitely have changed from before having kids!).
I’ve learned to say no to the stuff that isn’t the most important to me at this point. I’ve realized I can work on the same projects but in a different capacity so that I still have the energy to give to my relationships and children. I truly know now that if I’m not taking care of myself, I’m not able to take the best care of my family either. Instead of burning out, I’m shining bright. I’m able to be here for my family and still do the work I love.
I’m truly grateful for Kelly’s amazing advice. It is helping me create the life I really want, with the work I enjoy and the people who are important to me.”
– Holly, Mama to 2, Journalist + Author
“Before I became a Ritual Care client, I was feeling unmotivated and overwhelmed by the weight I’d gained and the effort I felt it would take to get control of my eating and (non) exercise habits. Since working with Kelly, I’ve gained confidence in myself and my ability to tackle my issues with food/eating and body image. I have also learned a tremendous amount about nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle modification.
The fabulous thing about Kelly’s strategy sessions is how flexible and accommodating she is. She puts a tremendous amount of time and energy into learning about your particular needs, fears, and goals as an individual and then finds a myriad of creative solutions and approaches to help you become a better version of yourself!
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience as a private client. In a little less than 4 months, I have lost and kept off 23 lbs and, more importantly, have gained a wealth of knowledge about nutrition, my body, and myself. I have struggled with being significantly overweight since middle school and over the years have been to countless nutritionists, “Weight Watchers” type programs, and weight loss specialists. But despite expending a lot of time, effort, and money, I have never achieved the kind of long-term success that I’m seeing now.
My strategy sessions have helped me make a remarkable turn-around in my attitude and perspective. They have also provided me with much needed accountability and creative strategies to make long-term change. Kelly is helping me make a better, longer life for myself, and I am SO grateful to have found such a warm and wise resource!”
– Kelly, Grant + Policy Coordinator
“Kelly has really helped me to change my old habits. Our self-care strategy work has been wonderful; I have become far more mindful of what I put in my body and its impact on my health. Her support has been a life changer. Since working with Kelly, I have lost 30 pounds, my blood pressure is normal, and my cholesterol is down 75 points!
These sessions have changed my life. Although I have done the work, I don’t know that it would have been possible without Kelly’s support and assistance.
Quite simply, Kelly has taught me lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”
– Yvonne, Mama to 1 + Associate Judge
“I used to have trouble finding the confidence that I needed in all of the roles I play each day, and I often believed that all was lost. But the journey that I am on has been intensified, and clarity has been infused, by the juicy sessions with magnificent Kelly! What a wealth of deep connection we have. When I meet with her, the challenge to be the truth of who I am is infinite.
Kelly has helped me move forward through conflicts and challenges, to love myself and, as that is love for all, to love others, too. This work — especially sessions founded in meditation, yoga, and the mind-body-soul connection — has been priceless.
Through all stages of womanhood, I believe we must recognize our spirits and work with the gifts we have. My work with Kelly has helped me to see mine. I am now able to embrace my vulnerability, femininity, Shakti, as gifts. Thank you, Kelly. You are a goddess!
– Kavita, Mama to 2, Student + Mystic
“I’m a really driven person. Before working with Kelly, I lived a life of perpetually moving goal posts: wanting more, achieving it, and without rest, immediately resetting the markers to the next thing.
But now, I’m on a new journey, and I want to release the things that aren’t serving me well anymore so I can move to the next step, whatever it is. My old habits were holding me back, and our work gave me valuable insights and critical reminders.
I can’t thank Kelly enough. So many possibilities seem available to me because, as I realized during our work together, ‘I know I will always have everything I will ever need.’
Kelly’s insights and counsel helped me move several things from my ‘hobby list’ towards a ‘purpose list,’ and I feel much more aligned with my truest goals. I am not sure where I will land, but my wings are catching air!”
– Lisa, Mama to 1, Global Law Enforcement Executive + Yoga Teacher
“Kelly doesn’t know it, but she’s actually a gardener. I have a whole garden of hypothetical, beautiful, blooming rose bushes because of her.
You see, working with Kelly is like watching a flower blossom. I start off feeling tiny, closed, stuck or scared about something that’s happened in my life or business and as Kelly asks direct, focused questions, my bud starts to open. Each session is like adding a new plant to your garden- you have to keep tending those flowers if you want them to continue to thrive, but there’s always room for more beautiful blooms. A session with Kelly is like looking at a sickly rose bush in your garden, and rather than pruning it for a superficial fix, she’ll take you right down into the dirt and look at what’s really going on.
Kelly has invited a sense of compassion and care into my life that I was never able to cultivate before I met her. As a direct result of working with her, my relationships are stronger, my business has grown and most importantly, I’ve learned how to take care of myself.
I can’t stress enough that Kelly has a gift like no one else for this work.”
– Christina, Attorney for Creatives at ChristinaScalera.com
“Before I worked with Kelly, I felt unclear about how to move forward in my work, especially while balancing all of my other responsibilities. My session with Kelly exceeded my expectations. Within just a couple minutes, I felt like she knew me.
I could tell she took the time to research my background and familiarize herself with my current ventures. Also, her simple question of asking me how I was feeling brought tears to my eyes. I didn’t expect a single consultation to bring me to such a tender place of mindfulness.
After the call, I felt empowered to take practical steps forward, and have already accomplished so much because of Kelly’s friendly, yet assertive guidance.”
– Natasha, Mama to 2 + Yoga Teacher
“Kelly and Ritual Care have been a godsend. Kelly has provided me with the resources and skills that allow me to take care of myself emotionally, mentally and physically. She’s given me such a gift: a true commitment to my comprehensive self-care and wellness.
Ritual Care has been an integral part of my journey to be committed, consistent, accountable and authentic with respect to my goals and choices.”
– Holly, Mama to 3 + Attorney
“Working with Kelly is transformational. Not only is she acutely intelligent, but she is also so intuitive that she pushes and pulls in just the way to make breakthroughs happen on personal and professional levels. Our sessions range from the practical to the soulful – an integrated and wholesome approach to coaching that is really special and it works. Kelly encouraged me in feeling, forming, and enacting my business and work as a yoga teacher.
There is absolutely no price for this gem of a human being. Seriously. She is totally incredible – knowledgable, experienced, and heartfelt. I will definitely continue to work with her and welcome her presence as I build my life’s work. Kelly, I completely admire and adore you – thank you!”
– Yana, Yoga Teacher
“I consider myself lucky to count Kelly as one of my teachers. She helped me tremendously in the first three months of my business after I made a big career change, sharing valuable tools with me that I will call on forever.
Kelly’s guidance has been crucial in helping me develop my own problem-solving techniques – and most helpfully breaking down a situation with me, not for me. I am more confident in my own voice and sense of self than I ever have been – a real boost as I embark on a career as a solopreneur and private yoga instructor.
I now have a solid understanding of how I need to take care of myself in order to best serve my clients – including everything from how I manage my schedule, to drinking enough water throughout the day. The opportunity to work with Kelly is invaluable, and I look forward to more sessions in the future. ”
– Stuart, Mama to 1 + Owner of Brierre Yoga ™