for the love of me book

For the Love of Me. A Collection of poems and short stories

By Kelly Connolly

For the Love of Me came to be from every part of my life experience. Every heartache. Every hateful thought. Every self-loathing feeling. And, every bit of love that was denied to me and that I denied to myself.

Not a day has gone by where I haven’t felt the weight of all of that sitting heavy and awkwardly inside me. Not a day has gone by where I haven’t beaten myself up for not being a better person. For not feeling better. For not doing better. For not being SKINNY.

My existence had no meaning except to lose weight. I woke up every morning obsessing about my weight and how to get it off my ugly body. Then, and only then, would I feel worthy of anyone’s love. Not my own love but that of someone else. Anyone else. I didn’t care. Just give me some love!

That all-consuming obsession manipulated me into thinking I was not good enough. Not worthy enough. I was not allowed to have a good life. To feel good. To feel ANYTHING!

So misery became me. I became misery. This led me to develop a punishing relationship with myself, with food as my weapon of choice.

Writing has always been inside me. I ignored it for too long, and then one day I began to write poems and short stories. They flowed out of me until this book was complete.

This book is for you. It is for me. It is for all women who cannot see past their own version of misery.

In reading the words on these pages, my hope is you, too, recognise some parts of yourself and allow the realisations to come to you about your own life and who you are deep inside. There is so much more to who you are than what you believe.

Thank you for taking the time to receive these words with love. For being open to what may come to you whilst you are absorbed in the heartache, the loneliness, the sadness, the misery, the hope, the reflection, the spirit and the love.

I hope you enjoy the book

For the Love of Me poems
Stories of She

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Every word in this collection was written from the deepest parts of my being.

I have bared my Soul, my heart and my hate. It is all there for you to welcome in as your own. They are yours, too.

About Kelly

Kelly is a poet, a writer, a former food addict and captivated by all things spiritual. Her passion for the human body, the spiritual heart and all they contain guides her to her own emotional and mental healing.

Decades of abuse and punishment for not being skinny led her into the darkness of her own mind. Believing she would never be worthy of feeling good, of love or of realising her long-held dreams.

Those dreams are awakening her world, bringing with them all the love and goodness she deserves.

Because life is not about how much you weigh. It is about listening to the Woman within, learning who you truly are and loving every single part of you again.

She has a passion for showing women the beautiful place they can arrive at where they feel empowered to embrace their most beautiful Self.

Read this collection of poems and short stories with an open heart, an open mind and sense of what may be waiting for you on the other side. These words are for you. Feel each and every one of them deep into your soul.

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A Collection of Poems and Short Stories
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