Triple Bite: Badass, Passionate, Stubborn (3 of 5)

Received from Sarah Kelly, Co-founder of SaltyGirlBeauty,

In 2015, Sarah was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer, at 36 years old and 32 weeks pregnant.  When something like this happens, it turns your world upside down. During this time, she and her sister Leah, who is an oncology nurse, started diving into the food they ate and the products they put on their bodies. Our skin is our largest organ, and everything we put onto our bodies gets absorbed into our blood stream and organs, so Leah and Sarah became incredibly passionate about doing the research and understanding the ingredients our bodies consume daily.

While going through chemo, Sarah lost all of her hair. When this happened, she felt like she lost something that made her feel beautiful and confident. As a way to endure this emotional hardship on top of her physical one, she discovered the power that beautiful scarves and lipsticks have in helping her rediscover her groove, confidence and saltiness. Thus, the idea of SaltyGirl Beauty was born…

Sarah and Leah wished there was a beauty brand that focused on organic, nourishing ingredients but also stood for something bigger than beauty!  So, using their own experiences as their guide, their goal for SaltyGirl Beauty is for women to feel Beautiful, Confident and a little Badass!!!

Here’s a A Day In Her Life:

  • 5:00 am – 6:30 am: My 10-month old wakes me up around 5 am (my husband and I take turns). Or I wake up around 6:30 with our 3-year old and 5 year old.
  • 6:30 am – 7:30 am: All hands on deck getting ready for school and day care. Dad takes the 5 year old to school and I drop off the other two at daycare.
  • 8:00 am: I head to SaltyGirl/Foundationd4Love offices.
  • 8:00 am – 2:30 pm: I work on orders, communicate with customers and connect with cancer organizations. We are starting to work on our 2nd annual conference that focuses on Cancer Wellness and Selfcare, so that is a big focus on my plate right now. We also have our 4th annual Foundation4Love Gala in June so I am busy planning this event and working on the logistics.
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: I pick up my son from school. We go home and work/play for about an hour then I pick up my other two kids.
  • 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm: I make dinner, play and connect with the family. Story time and bedtime stories start around 6:30. The kids are all asleep by 8.
  • 8:00 pm: My husband and I connect on our day. We may watch TV together — we are in Season 3 of the Americans! Or if the Celtics are playing, I lose my husband to the basement and I normally use this time to catch up on emails or to be creative (I am a night person) while catching up on my Bravo TV!

The only way to live life is to badass through it!  I love what I do, not only because it’s making a difference in a positive way, but because it allows me to channel my fears, worries and positive thoughts into action that can help others change their