Chelsea’s Blog

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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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Feb 11
Exploration

What Do You Do???

That picture/thumbnail is of Domi and I doing something that definitely doesn’t involve how we make a living, but something that is equally if not more important to us-traveling and being together. We are made up of so much more, so why is society so focused on how we earn a living instead of all […]

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Occasionally Turning Into A Turtle

As we walked down the winding streets of Hamburg, Germany, the freezing cold wind whipped our faces. I had buried my chin into my scarf, but my breath was so hot and the air was so cold after about 10 seconds it was already humid in my little cocoon. I was cold and tired and […]

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A Little Vomit and Some Holiday Cheer

First of all, I have to make a slight amendment to my last post. I had said that I was doing away with being obsessed with traditions, but after a really special conversation with my lovely mother-in-law, I am seeing things a bit differently. She pointed out to me that it’s not about doing away […]

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Baby Tevye Celebrating Christmas

I am a stickler when it comes to traditions. I always want everything to be just how it was when I was a kid. Always. No changing. Got it? I’m like a mini Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof, “Tradition, tradition, tradition!”  I have always easily welcomed new people into our family’s traditions, but I […]

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Vacation Expectations and Rancid Carrots

Out of the blue came a strident voice from the pool, “I’m gonna punch that little mother f*****!” I peered over the top of my book trying not to be too obvious about my staring, but it was hard not to wonder what the heck was going on. I was pretty sure the woman was […]

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Gratitude and Mexican Reveries…

The holidays can be a fraught time for many, but for me, personally, outside of my birthday, it’s my favorite time of year. It’s a time for traditions and a lot of food and for me, those check most of the boxes. Every year since I was seven, my parents and I have ventured to […]

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Bat Mitzvah Meltdown

The class was almost over. We were all laying on our mats in savasana when the teacher said, “some days are challenging. Okay, a lot of days are challenging. But at the end of the day if you can go out into the world and say ‘I love you’ you’re going to be just fine.” […]

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