Can Openers Really Do Slow Me Down

I very commonly am running at about a million miles per minute. I think a part of that comes from not wanting to deal with/think about things going on in the world or fears that I have and a part of it is always that damn proving my worth.  As the tornado of my mind…

Productivity in the Time of Corona

"Mommy, are you done and can we play now pretty please with cherries on top?" -Mozart Von Domsky I was sitting at the dining room table getting work done. Things were moving slower than I expected and I noticed our puppy, Moe, starting to get a little antsy. He's a high energy little dude and…

A Blunt Six Year Old With a Master Plan

When I was six, my separation anxiety from my parents was at its peak. The thought of a sleepover was utterly terrifying, which is why my parents thought that maybe sleeping over at my Auntie Melanie’s, one of my very special, chosen Aunties would be a good stepping stone before staying at a friend’s house.…

Is it Too Much to Ask?

I was sitting on my parents’ deck earlier this week trying to meditate. It was not going well. I could not concentrate for the life of me. I was too focused on all these things I wanted to say to people but was refusing to. I started wondering what the heck was going on. I…

Ferocious Infinite Love

Sometimes love is dignified. Sometimes love is silly. Sometimes love is the most fun in the world and sometimes love comes with challenges. I adore all kinds of love. I would like to think I am fluent in all love language with the amount that loving other people brings me joy. I also know that…

Life is not a To Do List

Domi (my hubs) has been studying late into the night for his CPA exam and working almost around the clock. I have found myself, especially, in the last few days creating things for myself to do so that I can be just as exhausted, stressed, and busy as him. While he studies I do laundry.…

Feel Hugged and Take a Breath

Little Chelsea says, "Please please breathe when things get tough!" I have one solid reminder for you today and that is to please, please, please remember to BREATHE! When you aren’t breathing it is easy to start to panic and to start to stress about every little thing. I know that feeling so well. The…

I Am a Flower Smeller

I am currently in the process of building a brand. A part of that requires me to dig pretty deep into who I am as a person as my brand is pretty much just a little old me. My exercise this week has been trying to synthesize all of my roles (writer, speaker, wife, friend,…

Eternal Optimism or a Way of Life?

I am in a book club currently that focuses on works of anti-racism and in our last meeting, one participant said to me, “I think we missed all the warnings and the signals and the signs and it’s too late for our country. It’s just too late.” I was taken aback by this because I…

Time for a Check-in…Are We Looking Out or Looking In?

When I was deciding where I wanted to go to college it ultimately came down to two schools. Over months I had watch rejection after rejection come in from almost every school I applied to. I had one school that was considered one of the top programs for musical theatre (which is what I wanted…