Chelsea’s Blog

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Challenge Not Accepted Is Also Okay To Say

I have always been a “yes” person. I have a ton of trouble saying “no” to people, especially when there is a challenge involved. I love proving people wrong (not one of my cuter qualities), and I have a really hard time letting go when I have been offered a challenge whether consciously or unconsciously […]

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Why Do We Create Stress For Ourselves?

Stress is something I have a love/hate relationship with. Sometimes stress motivates me to get things done and sometimes it gets to the point where I stop sleeping well and I want to tear my hair out. I think we can find a happy medium with stress. A life where we learn to manage stress […]

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The Promises We Make To Ourselves Are Of Value

I am guilty of overlooking my self-care. A lot. Even when I schedule it in my calendar I always seem to find a reason or an excuse or something that is more important because I’ve been trained to think that taking care of myself is selfish and of less value than my work or the […]

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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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Let’s reduce our stress NOW!

Happy April, friends! I hope so far April has been very good to you.  I am very big on talking about self-care and reducing our stress levels, but honestly, I’ve been kind of crappy at taking my own advice. I really don’t like being a hypocrite, so I decided enough is enough of my own […]

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Time For A Routine Change-Up

If we are better to ourselves we become better for the people in our lives too. This is not a new idea, so then why is it that we selectively forget that taking care of ourselves and reducing our stress level benefits more than just us?  It should be enough that we’re doing it for […]

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Big, Scary Questions

I was recently faced with the question: What is your greatest achievement?  I was almost paralyzed trying to figure out what my greatest achievement is. It felt like a pretty serious question for someone that’s only lived twenty-seven years of life.  The words alone sound big. Greatest. Achievement. As per usual, I started to break […]

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Rejection Is My Light-Up Gameshow Arrow

I started to put together my manuscript and proposal of my memoir to submit to publishers and started to panic just a bit. What if I should do one more revision? What if I should have one more person read over it? What if they hate it? It’s my life story, does that mean they […]

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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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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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