Kelli has been married to Scott since 2010. She likes to hike mountains, run races, keep bees, eat good food, drink well-crafted beverages, check out weird and wonderful places, and travel to new cities. She is particularly happy whenever she finds herself in a bookstore or a cat cafe, or with brunch on the table, or listening to jazz, or surrounded by interesting architecture, or in a kayak, or sitting on a rock near a water fall. You can find her vlogs here: https://youtube.com/user/BirdieandTheBear

The name “Unbidden Grace” is homage to a quote by Kelli’s favorite author, Oliver Sacks, who in the (true) book ‘A Leg to Stand On’ described his experience of re-learning how to walk after suffering a severe accident…

When all was uncoordinated, difficult, weakened, unbalanced, broken, and the nerves and muscles in his leg were so damaged that he could no move in a coordinated fashion to walk, he heard a piece of music. And in that moment:

“Grace, unbidden, appeared on the scene, became its center, transformed the scene. Grace entered, at the very center of things, at its hidden innermost inaccessible center, and instantly coordinated, subordinated, all phenomena to itself. It made the next move obvious, certain, natural. Grace was the prerequisite and essence of all doing.”(Oliver Sacks, 1984, A Leg to Stand On)