Chelsea’s Blog

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Chuck it in the Opinion Ocean

Hi Friends!! I had a wave of inspiration so today I am coming to you right after a workout and before a shower and I am thankful that you take me just as I am. Today we are unpacking wanting someone’s opinion versus needing someone’s approval. I believe they are two different things. What do […]

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Fully Baked Unnecessary Rage

Things rarely go as you’d expect them to. Especially not when you tell others to get better about managing their expectations, handling their disappointments, and setting goals. I closed my computer and walked downstairs on Tuesday preparing to upload my post. I had spent much longer than usual editing my video and was ready to […]

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Expectation Versus Reality

Who hasn’t posted something on social media entitled expectation vs. reality?  I think we would all raise our hands if someone asked us if we have ever been disappointed by our expectations…so I thought on this a bit and tried to figure out a way forward… Happy day, Friends. Sending you so much love and […]

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Lost in Relaxation OR My Husband Occasionally Looks Like a Hurt Puppy

Domi wandered downstairs looking lost in his own home. It was the first day of no school in three and a half years. I had told him to also take off work for a few weeks so he could just relax and enjoy himself. It was time for a break for my boy. He was […]

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My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging others doesn’t feel so good either. I put it out into the Universe this week that I was going to get better at handling judgment from the outside world and from people that I love very much (little bit […]

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Puppy Love and a New Kind of Prayer

We woke up Saturday morning having barely been able to sleep the night before. Today would be the day. The day our little bundle of woofs would arrive. We were so excited. We made a plan to distract ourselves and keep us busy all day long until he came home. We set up everything he […]

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A Coronappointment

So, here’s some really, really exciting news during this really tough time…Domi and I are getting a puppy!! We aren’t quite ready to have actual babies, so we decided to be a puppy Mom and Dad first. After four and a half years of working to convince Domi that we should get a dog, last […]

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What Happens When You Cannot Make the Unknown Known?

One of my favorite pieces of advice in the whole world is to take unknown things and make them known things—which makes the world less scary and more understandable and it makes my world bigger. I live and breathe this rule. It is my steadfast means of growing and adapting as my environment changes. And […]

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I Am the OG Rule Follower

I’ve been talking to a lot of friends lately that have been super frustrated that some people aren’t following the orders mandated regarding “Stay at Home” orders and the like. And I am here to tell you, my friends, that I SO get how aggravating it is when you feel like no one is listening […]

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Hug Your Chicken

When you walk into the supermarket and there is nothing left on the shelves it’s very hard not to panic. When you are told to stop hugging. When you are told to isolate yourself from the outside world, that too, makes it really hard not to freak out. When you aren’t getting good information or […]

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