Chelsea’s Blog

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Big, Scary Questions

I was recently faced with the question: What is your greatest achievement?  I was almost paralyzed trying to figure out what my greatest achievement is. It felt like a pretty serious question for someone that’s only lived twenty-seven years of life.  The words alone sound big. Greatest. Achievement. As per usual, I started to break […]

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Pearls and Breadcrumbs

My friend KC and I were exchanging a myriad of voice memos the other day and we kept talking about how so many things have just randomly popped up in our lives. People we didn’t expect. Job opportunities we never saw coming. I sat down at my computer to work and saw my phone ping […]

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My Value Is Not My Accomplishments

“Hey, can you talk later this afternoon?” A friend of mine texted me a few mornings ago. I started typing and kept deleting my answer to a seemingly innocuous question. I really wanted to talk to her, but a part of me felt super guilty that I would be taking time out of my day […]

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Permission and Partnerships

As we grow and navigate the world, more often than not we will encounter times of working with other people and having to make a decision that will work the best for us long term.  Instead of looking at it as hiring someone or firing someone, look at these opportunities to work with people as […]

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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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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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