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About the Value of My Voice

In Career, Happiness, Health, Life Coach, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Therapy by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

I started singing when I was about 8 years old. I took private lessons until I was about 15. I was involved in drama club and chorus (..and many other activities). I loved performing and connecting with other people through music. I used my voice to share my thoughts with the world, to meet other peoples and to maybe reach someone who didn’t have the words to describe how they were feeling. I’ve never really been described as shy or quiet. I genuinely enjoy doing presentations/speaking engagements. People have always told me that they love the sound of my voice. I’ve even made a few friends throughout my life because they were intrigued by my voice ..which I guess sounds kind of weird now that I’m typing it, but whatever. I roll with it! I’m also not the loudest one in the room. I like to think of myself as …

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Finding Contentment in Your Life, Today

In Abundance, Career, Happiness, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Therapy, wellness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

We’re constantly on the hunt for the next big thing. The next step, the bigger prize, the reward, whatever “thing” we think will bring us happiness. Life can become a constant search for “happy.” Lately I’ve been trying to stay more present. I’ve been meditating multiple times a day (without forcing it). I’ve been craving stillness. I’ve found that even after my normally scheduled morning meditation, I want to do it again at other points throughout my day. It’s really helping me to gain clarity and a kind of understanding I didn’t know existed. That being said, I still find myself worrying a lot, thinking about what would happen if I wasn’t ever “successful.” One thing I’m learning is that happiness is not something gained, it’s a choice. It’s my choice to be happy because my life is a gift. (I also want to acknowledge that I’m coming from a …

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How to Find (or Practice) Courage in Your Life

In Career, Happiness, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Positivity, Relationships by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

There’s a lot to be said for finding courage as we face challenges throughout our lives. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines courage as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.” When you think of the word courage, do you think of a specific person in your life who always seems to be brave or bold? Or maybe you think of a super hero like I often do. We talk about courage as though it’s something that must be “found” or that we need to will into existence in our lives. I don’t necessarily think that’s the most helpful way to look at it. I think when we really take a step back and look at our lives, we can practice courage in small ways, every single day. Courage can look different for all of us and that’s the beauty of it. You never know how …

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Be Your Own Biggest Cheerleader

In Career, Happiness, Health, Mental Health, Mindfulness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Recently I posted on Instagram about feeling stuck. Anyone else feel stuck in any area of life these days? I’ve been sitting in my own uncomfortable, icky “stuckness” for the past few days. (If you don’t already follow along, check it out. I post a lot of quick tips & candid moments.) Truth is, sometimes life can get really challenging. It can feel like life is working against you, or maybe things just aren’t going the way you had hoped and planned. The blurred lines can be infuriating as you’re trying to blaze your own path in life. I’ve taken some time to reflect and explore my most recent experience of stuckness. I’ve chatted with friends and colleagues. I’ve confided in family. I’ve journaled and meditated on it. I’ve read up a bit and listened to some inspiring and educational podcasts. This is what I’ve taken from my past week …

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How to Prep for Finals Week Stress

In Career, Health, wellness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Finals week stress. Oof. Being that a lot of my clients are high school and college students, I wanted to address the (often) dreaded time of year, FINALS & EXAMS. For some they are quickly approaching and for others, you may have a few weeks ahead of you before the madness begins. Taking time to think about how you’re going to approach this high stress time is crucial to survival (and success)! Lots of students end finals week feeling discouraged and burnt out. Many go the whole week running on little to no sleep and then fall into a post finals coma. Sound familiar? Ya. I remember. I did it too! Don’t fret. There truly is a better way! These are some of my best tips and tricks to navigating the finals week stress & frenzy. One step you’ve conquered just by reading this post. Think about it ahead of …