Chelsea’s Blog

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Why Do We Create Stress For Ourselves?

Stress is something I have a love/hate relationship with. Sometimes stress motivates me to get things done and sometimes it gets to the point where I stop sleeping well and I want to tear my hair out. I think we can find a happy medium with stress. A life where we learn to manage stress […]

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Using Our Emotions As Information

Has anyone every told you, “you’re too sensitive?” Or, “you’re just too emotional.” Or, “you should learn to take the emotion out of things.” Yeah, me too. And I had this epiphany about the difference between taking the emotion out of things versus taking things personally. Those two things are not the same. And I […]

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Let’s reduce our stress NOW!

Happy April, friends! I hope so far April has been very good to you.  I am very big on talking about self-care and reducing our stress levels, but honestly, I’ve been kind of crappy at taking my own advice. I really don’t like being a hypocrite, so I decided enough is enough of my own […]

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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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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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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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Rejection Is My Light-Up Gameshow Arrow

I started to put together my manuscript and proposal of my memoir to submit to publishers and started to panic just a bit. What if I should do one more revision? What if I should have one more person read over it? What if they hate it? It’s my life story, does that mean they […]

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