Chelsea’s Blog

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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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Give Where You Feel Passionate

It’s nearing the holidays and I can feel the giving spirit in the air!!! This is a time of year where we are hopefully feeling grateful for what we have and are taking the opportunity to spread that gratitude by giving to others.  This year in particular I feel a very special connection to giving […]

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I Guess We Need a Day to Be Kind?

Did you know today is World Kindness Day? I didn’t until very recently…when I also realized we have a day for literally everything…including grilled cheese. But World Kindness Day piqued my interest. A)        I found it kind of sad that we needed a day to remind us to be kind B)         It’s nice to have a whole […]

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What to Do When What You Do Isn’t Everything.

            We all have so many roles that we fulfill in life. Like more than you realize you have. Seriously take a moment and think of some of the roles you have or the labels you give yourself…there’s a bunch, right? (Wife, daughter, puppy mom, writer, speaker, traveler, home cook…those are some of mine just to […]

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Celebrating is Not a Four-Letter Word…Literally

It’s such a weird time right now and sometimes it doesn’t feel like there is anything to celebrate. The funny thing about my family though is that we always seem to keep celebrating even the tiniest things. We are a family of over-sharers and perhaps also a family of over-celebrators. In these really tough, confusing, […]

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I Know Now That I Want the Chicken, I Love You, And I’m Going to Do What’s Best for Me.

Making decisions is hard for me. I have a hard time moving forward when I don’t feel like everyone I know and love is on my side and is 100% on board. Well, the thing is, I have a lot of people I know and love and the likelihood that we’re ALL always going to […]

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My Accidental Preference for a Hamster Wheel of Stress

I have not been sleeping very well lately. But in particular, a few days ago it had been rough. Our alarm went off at six am and it felt like the middle of the night. I had this nagging cough I could not shake (don’t worry I’ve been tested, it’s not COVID) and it made […]

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Willingness to Dream

I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer. Yes, sometimes my head gets stuck in the clouds, but more often than not my dreaming leads to my belief in my ability to achieve. Dreaming isn’t necessarily a solution, but a springboard. A willingness to dream can open you up to possibilities that maybe you believed […]

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A Blunt Six Year Old With a Master Plan

When I was six, my separation anxiety from my parents was at its peak. The thought of a sleepover was utterly terrifying, which is why my parents thought that maybe sleeping over at my Auntie Melanie’s, one of my very special, chosen Aunties would be a good stepping stone before staying at a friend’s house. […]

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Is it Too Much to Ask?

I was sitting on my parents’ deck earlier this week trying to meditate. It was not going well. I could not concentrate for the life of me. I was too focused on all these things I wanted to say to people but was refusing to. I started wondering what the heck was going on. I […]

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