Chelsea’s Blog

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Tea and Warm Fuzzies

Today is all about taking a pause even if only for thirty seconds or one minute to center yourself. It’s so easy to get swept away in the stress and anxiety of the day, so let’s just be together here for a few moments so I can give you my latest and favorite ways to […]

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Body Language As A Roadmap

We are so often told to lean in. To lean in to fear, to love, to change. But I have found that sometimes leaning in doesn’t serve me, but stresses me. Our bodies and our body language signals so much to other people about what headspace we’re in and oftentimes the subtext of our words […]

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Creation Within Chaos

The kind woman who runs Moe’s doggy daycare texted me: “Hey Chelsea, I’m so sorry, but daycare will be closed this week.” To most, the text seems pretty mundane and unimportant, right? Well, to me, it didn’t.  I started to panic.  For those of you who don’t know our little puppy, Moe, I should tell […]

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Rethinking the Mundane

Life gets repetitive. It happens. But sometimes we take that repetitiveness and make it something negative in our minds instead of finding ways to make the mundane, everyday life special.  I noticed when I start to take the “mundane” as not exciting enough, or wanting more, drama in my life starts to appear, but when […]

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Climbing to No Everest

Having faith is complicated and requires an element of trust, however, I sometimes find it’s one of the best ways forward. I have had a lot of people I love walk out of my life. Sometimes for no reason, sometimes with very good reason, and sometimes very much with me clinging to them begging them […]

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How to Relax When You Suck at Relaxing…

For some people relaxing comes naturally. For others, like myself, relaxing is less natural. So, I’m giving you my weird, yet strange method for how to calm myself down on vacation. I know…it seems like an oxymoron…just hear me out, okay?? I love you, I hope you have a happy day and best of luck […]

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Relaxation for Overachievers

Relaxing at the drop of a hat has never really been my strong suit, especially on weekends. It’s one thing when you’re on vacation, but when it’s Saturday and I start to feel guilty about emails piling up or feeling like I should be getting ahead on work for the week ahead to make my […]

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Becoming Bilingual

Languages have always followed me throughout life—mostly I think because I am always so nervous to speak them. So, when I met and fell in love with someone who comes from a non-English-speaking country, I knew the Universe wasn’t going to let it go. I was going to have to face my fears. Here’s a […]

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Language Barriers as Marriage Savers

When Domi and I were first together, Domi’s English was not what it is now and my German was, well, non-existent. One day shortly after we moved-in together, about three months into our relationship, we were grocery shopping. Innocent enough, right? Well, sometimes even when you speak the same language, communicating can be hard—now add […]

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Jan 8
Inspiration

Push Through the Hard

Sometimes there are beings in life that I never would expect to be teachers for me, but somehow, miraculously, they are-like the dead crow I found in our backyard a few months ago. I never would’ve expected from that story to come this idea of how to push through the tough moments on the way […]

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