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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Just Try it First

Have you ever started something and then pretty quickly decided it wouldn’t work before you really got a chance to dive into it?  If yes, this one is for you! Because I so feel that tendency. The potential interruption to our life that we tell ourselves is running so smoothly. The idea of change. It […]

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We Are Always Choosing

I posted last week about decision-making and the notion that we always have a choice. Then another entire facet about choosing and choices occurred to me that I got really excited about. Having a choice goes beyond deciding what our priorities are and how to make time. We also have a choice in how we […]

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We’re Always Making a Choice: How to Prioritize in a Nutshell

I am the queen of making excuses.  For weeks I have been saying to myself, I’m not meditating because there’s just not enough time. Or, the classic, well because Moe is home it’s too hard for me to workout. Or, self-care? There’s time for that tomorrow. Then a few days ago, I woke up, I […]

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Feeling Burned Out? Do The Last Thing You Want To Do…

I am so used to running so fast throughout life that when I start to feel burnt out the last thing I want to do is take a break.  The break feels like the enemy, when in reality, if we can lean into the break we will be able to bring so much more of […]

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Challenge Not Accepted Is Also Okay To Say

I have always been a “yes” person. I have a ton of trouble saying “no” to people, especially when there is a challenge involved. I love proving people wrong (not one of my cuter qualities), and I have a really hard time letting go when I have been offered a challenge whether consciously or unconsciously […]

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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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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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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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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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