Chelsea’s Blog

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Making Life Easier By Building Vulnerability Bridges

Vulnerability is an opportunity and while sometimes being vulnerable can be hard, I also think it can make life easier in certain situations. Here’s what I mean: I love you. Be brave and be vulnerable. I believe in you! XOXO, CAMDW

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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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Dentists Make Me Emotional

I was about fifteen years old and sitting in my dentist’s chair. Dentists have always made me anxious. As someone with a history of needing oral surgeries, I’m always on edge when I’m in that chair. Even the idea that my dentist may tell me I have a cavity brings me such anxiety I get […]

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Are we allowed to feel joy right now?

What is happiness and what is joy? I decided to really break it down for myself. People tend to think of me as a supremely happy person, which to an extent is true, but sometimes I feel like that doesn’t cover it for me. Outwardly I may appear simply happy, where inwardly I think there’s […]

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Ohhhh…I’m Allowed to Have Feelings

I’m pretty much one of the most emotional people ever…just ask my family…so when I was all of the sudden stuck and confused as to why I wanted to just put my head through a wall out of frustration and I didn’t know why…I needed to call for backup from my oh-so-wise-thank-goodness-I-married-a-sage other half. Take […]

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