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Your Formula for Life

There is no universal formula for having it all.
You have to design your own.

Designing a formula for your life starts with the choices you make.  You truly have the power to choose your own path.  An acceptance of anything except a life that suits you exactly, is not living by design, but rather going through the motions.

I've spent bits and pieces of time over recent years documenting my own unique formula for living life my way.  The process of consciously thinking through my formula and why it suits me created such clarity for me.  It helped me define my priorities and be honest with myself when I wasn't actually living by them.  This is the process I want to share with you!

My “formula” for managing responsibilities while keeping time for me is a work in progress and will always constantly be in motion (and yours will be too!)  But having an awareness of what is or has worked for my formula allows me to tweak and improve upon it as priorities change and things in my life shift. It's this design process that I want to convey to you through the information contained in this site.  Let me help you design your very own formula for life!

  About Kelly


This journey, creating my formula for life, has solidified my commitment to continuous growth and development. In addition, and maybe even more importantly, the journey has helped me define the most critical tenets I want to live by.

Love yourself first and be glad you are different, for how boring would it be if we were all the same!

Speak up!  You have a voice and you have great ideas, so don't hold them back. Throw them out there into the universe.

Trust your instincts. You already know the answer, so never accept that the status quo is inevitable, when it doesn’t feel right for you.

If it's not exciting, don't waste your time on it.  You have unique passions; know them and pursue them. You can always make it work.

Pay attention to what you want to grow and let go of what drags you down. We are all capable of both with a little bit of conscious effort.


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About Kelly

Kelly McCann, Co-Designer of Your Formula for Life
Kelly McCann

Life System Design Strategist

I'm an almost 40-year-old lady with active children, a husband, a dog, a career, great friends, a home and an unbelievable desire to help others learn how to create space in their life for their passions!

My own "formula for life" came about as I came to the realization that somewhere along the path of all of the above, I had gotten bogged down in responsibility and was losing site of the direction I wanted to point myself in life.

With some research, reading, and education from life design experts, I began to remember that life is all just about choices I am capable of making every day, and that I can design my life and live it however I choose to.

That's why I'm here and what Your Formula for Life is all about!  I'm going to help you create systems for the responsibilities in your life so you can have more time for fun!  I take an unbelievably practical approach to life systems strategies because I want you to succeed!  I will help you every step of the way as you decide where to start and how to take control and move forward in designing your formula for life!


Try Before You Buy!

Your Formula For Life is currently offering some excellent free programs and resources!  Click the links below to sign up for any and all free resources and get a better idea of what YFFL is all about!

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The Healthy Habit Reset series includes 12 challenges delivered to your inbox over the course of 4 weeks with an intention placed on helping you to reset basic healthy habits so you can get back to feeling your best!


The Organize Your Life program includes 12 challenges delivered to your inbox over a four week period and will help you set up the basic building blocks of a more organized life!  Organize personal finances, your calendar & to-do list and create a system for home responsibilities!


Stayed tuned to this section of the YFFL site for more free programs and resources as they are released!  I'm really looking forward to this journey we are about to embark on and to hearing about the final results as you develop, improve and tweak your own formula for living your best life!

Who Can Benefit from This Information?

  • the woman who is searching for more space in her life, more time for self and less chaos
  • the woman who is seeking efficiencies in how she utilizes her time
  • the woman who wants more time for family and less time spent on everday responsibilities
  • the woman looking for that ever-elusive element of balance, the delicate juggle of family, career, friends and fun!
  • the woman who really wants to learn how to say no to all of her perceived obligations
  • the woman seeking self acceptance, improved energy levels and overall better health
  • the "grumpy mom" wanting to reduce stress and be more present for her children and spouse


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Start Designing


What if you are overwhelmed with all of the changes you'd like to make to your current formula for living?  What if you simply don't know where to start....

Start with your biggest pain point right now!

What is the one thing that is giving you the most angst?

What is the one thing that if changed, could make so many other areas of your life easier?

What is the one thing that unecessarily consumes too much of your mind and your energy?


The YFFL guidebooks step you through some brainstorming and introspection to help you to define your priorities. Even if you can't come up with your pain point right off the top of your head in this moment - I guarantee, we are going to get to the bottom of it!

And then you can systematically work through the guidebooks based on your priorities, nailing down your formula for your everyday responsibilities, so that your approach to these elements of life, suits you exactly!

And guess what?

Once you are through this process - the chaos dissipates, the small stuff no longer consumes your mind, you feel so much better and you have S P A C E to figure out how you really want to be spending your time!

We can complain about our numerous responsibilities and go through the motions, or we can see that today is the day that we take control, decide what is truly important and start desiging the life we really want to live!


  The GuideBooks

"Kelly makes wonderful suggestions for balancing work, life, family, and adding those all together, happiness. There is a focus on taking an honest look at your life and priorities. If you aren't serious about wanting to make your life better, whatever that means to you, then this may not be for you. I love the comments about not feeling guilty for making your own happiness as much of a priority as your family's. The sections and stories are relatable for every single person!"

- Bobbi-Jo Schweitzer -

"After reading and participating in the programs from the various guidebooks included in “Your Formula for Life”, I found a variety of subject matter within the program that was relevant to my life style and life expectations. The lessons, examples and suggestions offered give the blueprint to success but allow for lots of personal adaptation. The topics and ideas in the program bring to the forefront a life that we often react to instead of plan and prepare for. Kelly is very open and honest in sharing her pursuit to achieve her own formula."

- Lynne Musselman -

"Kelly is one of the most organized and motivated people I know. I often wondered how she managed it all without sacrificing time with her family. I'm glad she's finally sharing her "secrets" for achieving a healthy balance of personal happiness, family harmony and professional success."

- Catherine Hibbard -


The YFFL Guidebooks are currently being updated!  Check back to this page in the future to see the new resources YFFL is preparing to help you in creating your own Formula for Living Your Best Life.

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Balance and Self Care 50 Quotes By Women About Everyday Life


A compliations of 50 quotes by women who have written posts for on managing balance and self-care in lives where responsibility threatens to overwhelm them daily.  This resource was created to prove to you that you are not alone in your quest to find some form of balance in your life and to provide motivation as you seek to live your best life.  Enjoy!



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5 Simple Habits for Productive and Peaceful Living

9 December 2017

A lifetime as a productivity geek who’s also a mom to five and a lawyer has taught me a few lessons and left me with a firm belief that there are very few productivity “rules” that apply to everyone. What I’m sharing today are the simple bedrock principles I follow in managing life as a mom, wife, lawyer, writer, and podcaster.

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Keeping Balance When Creativity is Both My Passion and My Business

25 November 2017

Finding balance when you work for yourself and juggle wanting to grow your business, keeping up with the marketing, a family home and the noise of social media is something that I am always working on. I’m not sure I always get it right and at times I know the balance is out of kilter, especially on a day to day basis.

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Finding Love In Loss

18 November 2017

Love. Everything I see, read or hear keeps bringing me to this message. Perhaps because I am looking for it. It may seem like an obvious notion in our personal lives, and the most obvious missing link when we look at social media and the news.

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My Balance: Spokes on The Wheel of Identity

7 November 2017

Fresh out of college, my 22-year-old self-wanted to conquer everything. I graduated as a chemical engineer and was ready to tackle corporate America, and make everything else work along the way. I had a boyfriend at the time who would later become my husband, but I was fiercely independent. I was going to have plenty of my own money for the first time. I lived far from my parents, convinced I could do anything. I knew I’d be in a male-dominated field, and I was pumped about that. Bring it on!

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When Busy at Work Collides with Busy At Home

4 November 2017

An older and wiser me has decided to take another approach. Here are some of the things I think are reasonable changes to my formula when "busy at home"collides with "busy at work":

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My Formula for New Year's "Resolutions"

4 November 2017

I used to live by my list – especially when I was making plans and resolutions from career to motherhood and back again. I felt the power of putting goals in writing and loved the feeling of checking things off the list.

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When You Are a Mom and You Choose To Work Outside of the Home

21 October 2017

In June of 2014 I was promoted at work. At 27, I was the youngest group home manager at my agency and I was super proud that I was able to work my butt off and prove that I could handle the responsibility of the 4 women who are under my care. I was nailing this whole being a working mom thing!

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Get Stuff Done with Less Stress and More Ease

12 October 2017

I help people to get stuff done with less stress and more ease. That doesn’t mean that everything we encounter will (or should) be easy. Goodness, if we only had to do the easy stuff life would soon get pretty dull. We need challenge and new experiences to keep things interesting and to grow.

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How Do You Do It?

3 October 2017

How do you do it? That's the million-dollar question, isn't it? It's the question I get asked most frequently as a full-time working mom of five. As working moms, we know that the slightest hiccup in our morning can mean we are drastically late for work. The smallest traffic delay can mean missing our kid’s football game. We run a pretty tight ship and every minute is accounted for.

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