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Letting Go of Anger & Resentment

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

Ohhh, anger. Why oh why do we have such a complex relationship with anger?! Here’s the thing – when I think about anger, I immediately think of pain. Let me tell you why. I truly believe that most of our anger can be rooted back to hurt in one way or another, whether it’s crossed boundaries that built to resentment, feeling taken advantage of, repeated disappointment or betrayal. Whatever it may be, our anger is usually a good sign that we’ve been hurt.  Resentment comes when we try to push away how we really feel. Do that long enough, and you’ll begin to resent the people around you fast as lightning.  Anger can also manifest as a defense mechanism for some people when they’re feeling vulnerable, threatened or insecure in some way. Add in a lack of communication to the mix and we have ourselves a whole bunch of frustrated, …

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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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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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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 some chronic autoimmune issues since I was about 6 years old and getting my blood drawn regularly was something I had to get accustomed to from a pretty young age. At first, it scared the ever living shizzz out of me. I would sit up on the chair, close my …

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6 Sure-Fire Tips to Help You Make Friends as a Young Adult

In Friends, Happiness, Life Coach, Mindfulness, Relationships by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Does anyone else here think it’s a bit nuts-o how it can feel so much harder to make friends as we get older? Making friends as an adult can be super duper tricky! Remember when we were younger and were fearless, cute little chitlins. We didn’t often stress about HOW to make friends. We could just walk up to the girl in the purple dress playing with the leggos and say “Hey! I like leggos too!! Can I play?” BOOM. We never had to deal with feeling awkward, questioning ourselves or fearing rejection. Ah, the simple days. Nonetheless, making friends as an adult is a whole different beast. When we were younger we were surrounded by people that were the same age with relatively similar interests for about 15 years. Then we went to college where EVERYONE is looking for a new BFF, which makes it way easier to connect …

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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 …

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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 …