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Whose Boxes Are You Checking?

In Career, Friends, Happiness, Life Coach, Mental Health, Personal Growth by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

I used to think I needed to check SO many boxes. I mindlessly pursued the next “thing” because it was what was “normal” to me. It was what I thought other people expected.  Everything from college, to spending years pursuing a 9-5 job, to marriage, to how much sleep I should expect to get, to how busy I “should” be, it all went without question. I just accepted the struggle and hustle for what’s next because it was all I knew. It’s how everyone I knew lived their lives. At some point, I felt like I was working so hard, and nothing was working. I was not happy. …

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4 Questions to Help You Find New Perspectives

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

We spend a lot of time in our own heads, listening to our own stories and viewing the world a specific way. It’s easy to get lost and stuck there – but also super natural, unless we’re intentional about stepping outside of our own little brains. A lot of us resist the opportunity to see things from a perspective other than our own. It’s easy to forget that there is so much life to be lived. There’s so much going on around us that it’s easy to forget about the many, many ways to view or interpret the same thing!  Gaining …

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My Loving Lately Summer Edition – Well-being Support

In Abundance, Career, Friends, Happiness, Health, Life Coach, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Positivity, wellness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

It’s about time for a good ol’ loving lately post. If you’ve been following along over on IG (if you’re not, HI, come hang out!), you probably know that we’re about to move from Charleston to Virginia Beach.  Moving, traveling, weddings, visitors – lots happening this summer. Can anyone relate? This summer is shaping up to be pretty dang full and busy! Whenever life ramps up in speed, I always try to hanker down on the ways that I can support myself. I know what it feels like to lose ALL of my routines, habits and wellness practices that keep …

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7 Tips for Starting Conversations as a Self Conscious Millennial

In Career, Friends, Happiness, Life Coach, Personal Growth, Relationships by Chelsea Connors3 Comments

Oh the art of conversation starting. Let’s talk about it! It’s pretty common to feel unsettled about your friendships by your mid twenties. People start changing, growing, and moving more and more towards who they’re going to be as adults.  This means that friends you thought you’d have for life could begin to feel kind of like strangers. It’s really normal to start feeling like all of a sudden you don’t enjoy the same old shit you used to. We may be placed in new environments and situations that make you feel unsure. Most of the time this goes one of …

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My Anti Suck It Up Approach to Life

In Abundance, Career, Friends, Happiness, Life Coach, Personal Growth, Positivity by Chelsea Connors5 Comments

You’ll probably never hear me tell you to “suck it up” when it comes to your life – not your job, relationship, your body, your stress levels, your social life, etc. Nada!  Sure, there are times when we have to do things we’re not thrilled about doing but I think the idea of sucking up a lifetime of misery is simply unacceptable and an unhelpful approach to living life wholeheartedly.  So many of us are raised to believe that we should to go to school, get a job, find a partner, have a family and “make it work” and that …

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Tools & Apps I’m Loving Lately!

In Career, Happiness, Health, Life Coach, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Personal Growth, Therapy, wellness by Chelsea Connors1 Comment

I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday where my doctor needed to use some fancy technology to take a look down my throat at the cysts on my vocal cords (If you’re new here, that’s a thing I’m going through at the moment). The computer system had a glitch and while we waited for the entire system to reboot we chatted about how amazing technology is — when it works LOLZ.  I know we’ve all had the experience when technology DOESN’T work and how frustrating that can be.  But more times than not, technology shows up for us and there are …

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Thoughts on Mantras and Affirmations

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

I have a lot of thoughts on mantras and affirmations. The other night I was thinking about them, and how they’ve become so popular. They’re super mainstream and LOTS of people are using mantras and affirmations in their daily lives. SHWEET! I thought of when I’ve found them useful in my life and the first example that came to mind was NOT what I expected. It sounded a little like this.. “I can do this. I can do this.” — my mantra as a little kid. Ya see, every six months I had to get my blood drawn. I’ve had …

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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. …

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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 …

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How to Find (or Practice) Courage in Your Life

In Career, Happiness, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Positivity, Relationships by Chelsea Connors1 Comment

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 …