Chelsea’s Blog

The girl with five names
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Creation Within Chaos

The kind woman who runs Moe’s doggy daycare texted me: “Hey Chelsea, I’m so sorry, but daycare will be closed this week.” To most, the text seems pretty mundane and unimportant, right? Well, to me, it didn’t.  I started to panic.  For those of you who don’t know our little puppy, Moe, I should tell […]

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How to Relax When You Suck at Relaxing…

For some people relaxing comes naturally. For others, like myself, relaxing is less natural. So, I’m giving you my weird, yet strange method for how to calm myself down on vacation. I know…it seems like an oxymoron…just hear me out, okay?? I love you, I hope you have a happy day and best of luck […]

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Celebration Realization

Domi and I stood at opposite ends of the kitchen. Moe sat halfway between us tail wagging on the floor, oblivious to anything that wasn’t food. I wasn’t sure what to say. For weeks I’d been thinking about saying something, but the little voice in my head kept saying, “Chelsea, Domi is so busy, don’t […]

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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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My Accidental Preference for a Hamster Wheel of Stress

I have not been sleeping very well lately. But in particular, a few days ago it had been rough. Our alarm went off at six am and it felt like the middle of the night. I had this nagging cough I could not shake (don’t worry I’ve been tested, it’s not COVID) and it made […]

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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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