The Real Cougar Woman: Linda Franklin’s Art Of Accepting We’re Less Than Perfect

The Real Cougar Woman, Linda Franklin, like all women, is in a constant struggle to appreciate how wonderful she really is.  It's difficult for us to settle, because we are always striving to accomplish the next goal.  We are so busy doing that we don't take the time to appreciate our many gifts – especially in the looks department. There is always something that's not quite right – our hair – a new wrinkle – that extra 10 pounds that makes us less than perfect. Instead of appreciating what we've got we concentrate on the flaws. 

Kelly Head Shot We're not totally to blame for being so tough on ourselves.  It's hard not to be when everything we watch, read and talk about is somehow focused around body image.  Over time we forget what's really important – who we really are.  That is why I want to introduce you to a lady that can help us get over our self flagelation, stop focusing on our perceived flaws and learn to appreciate what we've got. It's time to realize it's okay to be less than perfect.  

Her name is Kelly Falardeau and her life story is an inspiration.

Burned onKelly's book cover 75% of her body at the age of two, Kelly learned quickly the meaning of “pulling yourself up by the boot straps and creating your own reality.”

Kelly is a wife, mother, successful entrepreneur, creator and producer of a niche-market documentary "SexAbility", writer and author of the book "No Risk No Rewards" and former President of the Alberta Burn Rehabilitation Society.  Check out her website - she's remarkable.

Kelly's personal charisma and insatiable drive sparked her newest initiatives.  She's became  an international keynote speaker and she competed in a model search competition where she won the “Peoples’ Choice Award.”  She is also the proud winner of  "The Fierce Woman of the Year" award.

So you can see Kelly has not let anything get in the way of her success and her happiness.  She isn't focused on her scars, her not so perfect breasts, her one ear that was burned in the fire, that extra 10 pounds - she is driven by her heart and what makes her feel good.  That's a Real Cougar Woman for sure.

And that's why I have asked Kelly to be a guest blogger on this site.  I want to learn her secrets.  I want to learn to love everything about me – I want to love myself for not being perfect.  Let's all learn those special lessons from Kelly.  


The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality.  Linda Franklin says,"there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible". Linda's book, Don't Ever Call Me Ma'am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.


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