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The girl with five names

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What’s Worthy of Celebration?

We’re in a time of year where there’s a lot of celebrating going on…regardless of whether it’s happening the way you thought it was going to. This year in the midst of celebrating those I love I have learned two things: I need to start asking for what I need even when it’s a challenge […]

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Celebration Realization

Domi and I stood at opposite ends of the kitchen. Moe sat halfway between us tail wagging on the floor, oblivious to anything that wasn’t food. I wasn’t sure what to say. For weeks I’d been thinking about saying something, but the little voice in my head kept saying, “Chelsea, Domi is so busy, don’t […]

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A Well Known Crier

When you’re a positive person and people rely on you for positivity it can sometimes feel like a failure when you start to feel sad, or angry or any kind of emotion that’s not associated with optimism. But the fact of the matter is, I’ve always had a stronger and healthier relationship with my emotions […]

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Dentists Make Me Emotional

I was about fifteen years old and sitting in my dentist’s chair. Dentists have always made me anxious. As someone with a history of needing oral surgeries, I’m always on edge when I’m in that chair. Even the idea that my dentist may tell me I have a cavity brings me such anxiety I get […]

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Excellently Flexible

Sometimes following in others’ footsteps is exactly what you want and need to do and sometimes we get to be our own trailblazers. It’s totally your call, but maybe ask yourself this question first before moving forward:  Is it serving me to follow in someone else’s footsteps?  If no, amazing! Get out your weed whacker […]

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The I-Have-Two-Gay-Dads Gift

My family was always two doors down for “normal.” We were atypical at the time. I didn’t know anyone else growing up that had two dads, especially no one who was biologically related to both of them… For some reason growing up and feeling different from everyone else was freeing. Our family didn’t fit the […]

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Holiday Dysmorphia

Today, I have taken quite some liberties with the definition of the word dysmorphia, but to me it means seeing the same things differently than other people do. This is an exciting time of year, that is likely looking a whole lot different than it normally does.  So: 1) Let’s be patient with each other,  […]

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Pizza, and Ice Cream, and Fear Oh My!

I love food and I love to eat and I love to cook, but about two years ago I started dieting hardcore and it seriously messed with my body and my mind. I got to a weight that I never would be able to maintain for our wedding…I was the same weight that I was […]

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Gratitude Hangover

I had to stop writing in my gratitude journal for a while.  I know. It sounds strange coming from the girl who preaches gratitude like it’s the bible. But here’s the thing I had to ask myself if I’m writing things down in my journal as a routine without truly being present and focusing on […]

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Grateful For You

Thanksgiving this year will certainly not look like it does most years. It’s a strange and scary year—we’ve established this. But one thing that can be the same this year and every single year is that we can feel thankful for all of the things we do have right now. I think it’s more important than ever […]

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