Chelsea’s Blog

The girl with five names
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What is Positive Discomfort and How Can We Use It?

I feel like I’ve heard the saying, “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” over and over. In some instances, yes, I feel like it’s true, but I think it is way more nuanced than that. Discomfort can be telling us so many things. It can show us that maybe we need to be taking better care […]

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The Magic of Awareness

Our alarm goes off every morning at 5:50 am…Domi hits snooze and we’re jolted awake again at 6. Groggily I roll over and hit the light next to our bed because that’s the only way I know I’ll get up—with light shining in my eyes. I grab my glasses and my phone and head into […]

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A Gift for You Today

When I was a kid I was desperate to be liked by people. I wanted to be liked so much that I couldn’t have even told you my favorite color because I wanted people to like me so badly that I would adopt theirs. I’ve caught myself thinking so many times, well, when I’m older […]

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What I’ve Learned From Bumblebees

I’ve always thought that bumblebees were kind of cute. I mean, I’m not sure if “cute” is the right word, but there was something about them. They aren’t scary like other bees, they’re all fluffy looking, covered in pollen, they remind me of summer, and they put a smile on my face, but it wasn’t […]

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Your Wishes Don’t Have to Be a Secret

You go to a birthday party. The cake comes out. Everyone says to the birthday person, “Okay! Make a wish!” The birthday person closes their eyes, makes a wish and blows out the candles. “What did you wish for?” Someone in the crowd asks. Every head turns to stare—doesn’t that person know better than to […]

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You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.

Hello, my loves! I hope you’re having a wonderful day wherever you are in the world. And whether it’s an amazing day or a day that leaves you wanting for something more, I am wrapping my arms around you.  Life is not a straight shot. You don’t shoot your bow and arrow and watch your […]

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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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The Unrealized Broken Heart

I used to think I had never had my heart broken because I had never been in love until I met Domi. I thought you could only ever really have your heartbroken by someone you were in love with. I believed this until I was on the phone with a friend talking about how hard […]

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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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Sep 22
Exploration

Can Openers Really Do Slow Me Down

I very commonly am running at about a million miles per minute. I think a part of that comes from not wanting to deal with/think about things going on in the world or fears that I have and a part of it is always that damn proving my worth.  As the tornado of my mind […]

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