Chelsea’s Blog

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Why Make The Hard Things Harder…The Easy Way to Have Tough Conversations

Tough conversations. We all have to have them in our lives, but I have a method. Because I love a good method for approaching almost anything.  So, to sum it all up: Let’s manifest those conversations going well Let’s have a plan of approach before we enter the conversation Let’s have a phrase we know […]

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The Promises We Make To Ourselves Are Of Value

I am guilty of overlooking my self-care. A lot. Even when I schedule it in my calendar I always seem to find a reason or an excuse or something that is more important because I’ve been trained to think that taking care of myself is selfish and of less value than my work or the […]

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How to show up for someone in grief

It’s really hard to know what to do when a friend is struggling with something really difficult. For example, grief. What do you do when a friend is grieving and there seems to be no “right” thing to say.  Well, let me let you in on a little secret—there is no right thing to say. […]

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Talking and Punching

I feel like the number one reason we get frustrated with people is because we either don’t take time to see things from their perspective, or conversely, they don’t take time to see things from ours.  I caught myself getting frustrated with my husband because he didn’t want to do things my way…pretty much marriage […]

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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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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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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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Pressurized Human

A few months ago I sat ensconced in pillows, on our sofa scrolling through my phone. (#mostof2020.) I came across an apology video from Ellen DeGeneres on Instagram after the whole debacle she had this summer. I didn’t know the ins and outs of what happened…I don’t pay much attention to celebrity news, but I […]

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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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