Hi, I'm Kerrie-Lee.
This has been a dream of mine for a long time. I've always wanted to create a place for like-minded women to share, learn, and heal, with no judgment. RedLily® is my new home and I hope it will be yours, too.
As a former magazine editor and communications executive, and now coach and publisher, I am excited to share my new platform that encourages personal growth and transformation. I guess I am finally taking note of what Canadian philosopher and media analyst Marshall McLuhan once said to inspire creatives: "The medium is the message." Welcome to my personal "heal wheel" where everything comes full circle.
I love what I do
Journalists get a bad rap these days, and maybe rightfully so. However, I am proud of what I've accomplished in my 20-year career as a reporter. I have met so many different people—including celebrities—but the people I admire the most are those who have overcome obstacles in their lives. The bravery and resilience that I have observed from family, friends, and strangers, will stay with me forever.
During my media days, I learned that we all experience pain and trauma in some way. We all make mistakes. We all want time to grow and heal. We all need to be loved. And we all deserve to be celebrated. That's why I feel it is important to celebrate women and what they go through in their lives; the highs and the lows. The healing process is raw and real for all of us.
My passion is helping people
I believe my need to help people was instilled in me as a child of two loving parents. I also think it's the result of working with aspiring authors and entrepreneurs to help their visions come to life. Either way, I love being a voice for those who feel they don’t have the right words (or means) to express themselves. Individuals who may need a gentle nudge to say what they feel, and write what they know.
I also believe we can all learn from each other. Perhaps this is why I felt the urge to work with prison inmates for the Alternatives to Violence Project in Colorado. Everyone has the ability to teach another person a valuable lesson—and at the end of the day, figuring out what makes people tick intrigues me. Learn more about my previous professional engagements.
I have a story, too
Before I hit the big 4-0, I had an unexpected heart issue that rocked my world. After discovering I was born with a congenital heart condItion (PSVT), I knew it was time to tell my story about what led up to my heart attack and cardiac surgery. I was in shock to say the least.
I soon realized that after years of interviewing people about their life-changing experiences; my wake-up call was the push I needed to evaluate my own vulnerabilities. I was forced to answer the question, "Why do women put so much pressure on themselves to do it all? To be perfect?"
After a lot of soul-searching, I finally had to face my own fears. Today, I am grateful to have survived the physical scars, but the emotional healing continues. During my health crisis, I learned that our stories make us who we are, but they don't define us.
The mission continues
A year later, my family and I moved from Toronto, Canada to Denver, Colorado to pursue work opportunities. Knowing that an environmental change would be good for us (and a break from my demanding media roles was a must), I took advantage of the transition time to write my self-help book on the importance of self-care and listening to your body. Today, I am happy to spread my heart-health message on a global scale.
On that note, I'd like to thank you all for hearing me out. I hope you’ll stick around to see what transpires over the next few months. We’ve got a ton of content in the works—all aimed to inspire and change lives. Together, let’s create a movement of women who crave more from their heart’s core.™
Yours in health,
Kerrie Lee Brown, Founder & Publisher
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