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Sleep Hacks for the Insomniac in You

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

So many of my clients describe feeling tired and depleted ALL THE TIME. When I ask them about their relationship with sleep or how their sleep hygiene is, I’m often met with a blank stare. Changing your relationship with/habits around sleep is one of THE most beneficial things you can do for your young adult self – in all aspect. Career, relationships, health, you name it!!  Listen, I get it…I’ve struggled with sleep since the time I came out of the womb. Seriously, ask my mom. It was not fun for her (or me).  A normal night used to look like crawling into bed at whatever time (it really didn’t matter what time it was), and laying there, staring at the ceiling, rolling from side to side for anywhere from 2 to 6 hours. It made for a lot of sleepless nights. It lead to sleep anxiety – I would …

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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 me feeling grounded and coming back to myself, and let me just say – you don’t want to hang out with that version of Chelsea.  It’s so important to me to support myself from as many angles as possible ESPECIALLY during busier and more chaotic seasons of life. The key …

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10 Tips on Letting Go

In Friends, Happiness, Health, Life Coach, Mental Health by Chelsea Connors2 Comments

First things first: There is no one size fits all approach to this process. In this post, I hope to open your mind to some thoughts, perspectives and ideas but being that I have no clue what you’re going through, take what works for you, and as always – leave the rest! (How ironic to the topic of this post!!) I often work with clients who tell me that letting go is a STRUGGLE. They can’t seem to shake things like… an idea of what their life “should” look like by now guilt around a relationship that isn’t working an old habit/pattern that’s keeping them stuck feeing bad about setting a clear boundary with someone they lo0o0ove an emotion/feeling about themselves or someone else that they just can’t kick a belief around who they are/are not that is no longer serving expectations (either from other peeps like family/friends/co-workers, or themselves) …

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How to Turn FOMO into JOMO

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

Ready to kick FOMO to the curb for good so you can start actually enjoying your free time? Start here! FOMO – lovingly defined as the fear of missing out. That sneaky, sneaky feeling so many of us get at the thought of claiming a night in, saying no to brunch or opting out of a weekend trip. That ache in your gut that has you feeling like sad sally on the outskirts watching life go by.  “But what if I miss something important? What if they have fun without me?! Doesn’t being alone or staying in make me a loser?”  Oh. the. worry.  FOMO can really lead us to a spiral of self doubt and anxiety. FOMO impacts so many clients that I work with, and so profoundly, that they find themselves living lives they don’t enjoy, surrounded by people they don’t actually value… OR they feel absolutely drained …

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Relationships, Connection, Love – 6 Things to Ask Yourself About It

In Health by Chelsea Connors4 Comments

Relationships are a big part of our lives. Connection. Love. – A vital piece that we need to feel good in this whole human situation. I often chat with clients and work with them as they’re sifting through some challenging relationships, situationships, or loneliness as young adults. Everything around us (aka society, social media, social norms, family expectations) tells them that in order to be adulting correctly, things should look a certain way and happen in a certain order – and you better keep up, or else. Well here’s the thing, when we succumb to this external pressure SO much that we lose sight of who we are, what we need and what the purpose of relationships even is, we run into trouble. Like big fat, slap in the face trouble from your gut and intuition. They tend to stand up real tall when we’ve been ignoring them long enough. …

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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 SO many ways we can use it as support in our lives.  I use lots of tools to help me feel good, and support me on my mission to live life to my fullest ability.  I wanted to share some of these resources with you so you can benefit and live your …

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A Week Without My Voice

In Health by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Radio. Silence. — For those of you who are new in this space, I had surgery on my vocal cords. Nothing major and I’ll be fine, but I couldn’t speak for a week — at all. Doctor’s protocol.  While amidst my week of forced silence, I had so many thoughts swirling around in my head and I wanted to get them out into the world. Here’s my reflections during and following #chelseasforcedsilentretreat: Gratitude. I’m grateful beyond belief. Going out into public for a week without using my voice has shown me how much privilege I have. Specifically, how much my health, in itself, is a HUMONGOOOOO privilege. I am so grateful to feel well MOST of the time in my life. I picked up on the confused faces as my family explained to servers that I couldn’t speak to order my own food. I felt sad when I couldn’t contribute to …

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Getting Out of Your Head

In Health by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Have you ever heard people say something along the lines of “You just need to get out of your own head..” meaning something along the lines of: you’re getting in your own way, you’re thinking too much about it, you’re caring too much, you’re stepping on your own toes, keeping yourself stuck, etc. Well, how the eff do we go about “getting out of our own heads” when it’s the only one we really have? The only space we’ve ever lived in internally? The one brain we were given to live in and to support us along this crazy little thang we like to call life? I was thinking about this last night and reflecting on some clients I’ve been working with. Sometimes staying in our own headspace can make us feel stuck. It can make us feel limited, suffocated and EXHAUSTED. When we stay stuck in our own headspace, …

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The Art of Doing Nothing – But Actually

In Happiness, Health, Life Coach, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Positivity, wellness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Here we are the day after Thanksgiving, more commonly known as Black Friday and I’m doing nothing. I took this morning to wake up slowly. I had a couple client calls. I went for a walk. My husband had to go in to work and so I found myself alone. I called home to catch up with some family and called a couple close friends as well. Basically, the exact opposite day of what someone might picture on Black Friday. While chatting with my brother, he said “Can you teach me how you feel so content doing nothing?” I laughed. I used to despise being bored. When I was a teenager, I’d get SO antsy if I didn’t have plans or an activity to keep me occupied. Now the days when I get to move slowly or the weekends where I don’t have any concrete plans, they’ve become my absolute …

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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 …