Chelsea’s Blog

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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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Body Language As A Roadmap

We are so often told to lean in. To lean in to fear, to love, to change. But I have found that sometimes leaning in doesn’t serve me, but stresses me. Our bodies and our body language signals so much to other people about what headspace we’re in and oftentimes the subtext of our words […]

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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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There Is No Putting Toothpaste Back In the Tube

I would love to sit up here on my little soap box and proselytize my beliefs. I would love to be able to do that and still call myself an open person, but I am no longer sure that that is the most effective way to change hearts and minds and build a more unified […]

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Take-Out Menus Became My Nemesis

It comes as no surprise to most people that I have control issues…mostly because I talk about having them all the time. Control issues are all about a fear of something going out of control (obvi) and fear of the unknown. So, basically, COVID-times are a nightmare for anyone with control issues laced with anxiety […]

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Aug 28
Exploration

Owning It and Eating Gravy

I sat in one of the last rows of the bus on the way back from the theater. My Theatre and Society class had just gone to see a show in the City…I have no idea what it was. I was totally distracted. All night I had been hemming and hawing about one singular decision. […]

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The Terrifying Thought of My Future Offspring

Domi and I think a lot about our future children. We have pretty much since the day we met (yes, I know, we’re crazy people). I guess, sometimes that’s just what you do when you’re excited to have kids, but not quite ready for the actual endeavor of bringing tiny humans into the world.   Lately, […]

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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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