Chelsea’s Blog

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Worth and Numbers

Worth. Worthiness. Do I talk about this sh*t enough? No, definitely not because you can never talk about how worthy you are enough!  Sometimes we confuse monetary value with personal value and I am here to shout from the rooftops that those are TWO VERY DIFFERENT CONCEPTS!!! The media and society as a whole may […]

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Language Barriers as Marriage Savers

When Domi and I were first together, Domi’s English was not what it is now and my German was, well, non-existent. One day shortly after we moved-in together, about three months into our relationship, we were grocery shopping. Innocent enough, right? Well, sometimes even when you speak the same language, communicating can be hard—now add […]

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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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What to Do When What You Do Isn’t Everything.

            We all have so many roles that we fulfill in life. Like more than you realize you have. Seriously take a moment and think of some of the roles you have or the labels you give yourself…there’s a bunch, right? (Wife, daughter, puppy mom, writer, speaker, traveler, home cook…those are some of mine just to […]

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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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Is it Too Much to Ask?

I was sitting on my parents’ deck earlier this week trying to meditate. It was not going well. I could not concentrate for the life of me. I was too focused on all these things I wanted to say to people but was refusing to. I started wondering what the heck was going on. 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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I Guess I Was Expensive, But I Don’t Really Know…

I was in 9th grade. A group of my friends and I sat around a lunch table, cracking jokes and having fun. I don’t remember what triggered it, but somehow the conversation turned to questions about how my parents had me. If you’re new here, you may not know, but I am the daughter of […]

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May 22
Exploration

Fistfights and Unlocking Joy

As I watched two people in front of me in a socially distanced line at a coffee shop almost get into a fistfight, I was snapped out of my reverie. I had been standing there, thinking about what I wanted to write about today. I was in my own little world thinking on joy and […]

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My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging others doesn’t feel so good either. I put it out into the Universe this week that I was going to get better at handling judgment from the outside world and from people that I love very much (little bit […]

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