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Let It Roll Off Your Shoulders – Here’s How

In Happiness, Life Coach, Personal Growth, Positivity, Relationships by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

Have you ever been told that you’re “too sensitive?” Or maybe you feel your emotions so strongly sometimes that it feels like you simply have no “control” over them.  What about those days where every. little. thing. just seems to irk the life out of you? Let me assure you, you’re not alone. You know those times when the small, itty bitty annoyances of life are really getting to ya, truly driving you for a loop, that’s good information for you to collect.  Maybe you notice you’re getting more and more frustrated with your significant other.  Maybe it’s that one co-worker. Did she seriously just look at you like that?!  Maybe you’re thinking about things that already happened, faced with worry and fear…What about that awkward conversation? Did you offend someone by sharing your opinion? Could you have kept your cool a bit longer? Do you notice that you’re constantly …

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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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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 two ways: We keep hanging out with the same old people that don’t really make us feel full, happy or complete because it’s easy and convenient. We swirl in a pool of doubt and loneliness feeling like we don’t even know how to talk to new people anymore and therefor …

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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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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 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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5 Easy Things to Pay Attention to When You’re Super Stressed and Anxious

In Happiness, Mental Health, Relationships, wellness by Chelsea Connors0 Comments

So many of us experience ongoing stress and anxiety throughout our days. Some of us experience high stress for months on end. There are certain situations where the cause of our stress or anxiety is seemingly out of our hands like a challenging course load in school, a difficult job or an intense family situation. Under stress, it’s easy to get caught up in habits that are comfortable and feel safe, but probably aren’t the most helpful. Something that can be truly impactful during those times is focusing on things we do have control over, those things we know automatically improve our sense of overall well-being. Learning to sit with our anxieties and stressors can feel less daunting when we improve the things in our day to day that we can. Eating habits – A poor diet can be the start of a snowball effect to poor health – both …