Do you ignore your heart?

The Heart is our core. The centre of us. We often reference the heart when talking about love and romantic feelings. But I think of the heart as so much more.

It is our processing centre for a breadth of emotions. For how we feel about ourselves, our capacities and risk adventures. For relationships and family and friends. But it is also where we process our values and life purpose. In these instances, the head and the heart work in tandem as we work out what we believe and how deeply we believe it.

Our Heart was not meant to be ignored. Irrespective of how vulnerable it makes us feel. Or how subjective it leaves our decision making. For there is a knowing, an internal knowing, that good decisions are made up of more than for and against lists. There is an element of ‘how does this make me feel?”

And that is a response that only you and your heart can make.

About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.