Chelsea’s Blog

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Stop Making Decisions From The Eye Of The Storm

So, I’ve noticed that for myself, sometimes the smallest things will incur a very intense emotional stress response. Especially when I am trying people please, at work, on vacations, trying to protect everyone from themselves and me, which seems to be a theme in my life.  Trying to make people happy is like playing whack-a-mole […]

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Why Is Competition Hindering Our Learning?

It’s been a while since I sat in a class and started learning something new. It’s been a while since I sat in a class and felt like the teacher was speaking a different language (and they aren’t). It’s hard to admit when we don’t understand something. It’s a challenge for me to be less […]

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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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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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Aug 25
Exploration

The Annihilation of the Word “Just”

I am not talking about the incredibly important use of the word just as in justice and justly. I am talking about the much less important use. As in: just curious, just asking, just wondering. The word, just, has become such a fixture in my vocabulary and I’m not sure when it made this entrance. […]

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Honey, This Was Not the Plan

I am a stickler for being organized and having a plan. A good plan to me is like the world’s most incredible security blanket. I feel safe and warm and wrapped-up in having control. Well, what happens when you take one hyper-organized person and pair her with someone who thrives off of spontaneity? Well, at […]

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Eternal Optimism or a Way of Life?

I am in a book club currently that focuses on works of anti-racism and in our last meeting, one participant said to me, “I think we missed all the warnings and the signals and the signs and it’s too late for our country. It’s just too late.” I was taken aback by this because I […]

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I Found Me Again

The only words I really have to accompany today’s video are those of Dr. Seuss, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You.” Well, those words and these: Black Lives STILL AND ALWAYS WILL Matter. (If you need a new podcast that will help […]

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Jun 30
Exploration

What, Who and Why Do You Want to Be?

A grown-up kneels down next to a four-year-old child and asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child’s eyes get wide with possibilities. Their face lights up with the notion that they could pick anything and make it happen. There are no limits. That same child starts to get older. […]

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