LPP #143 Being a Chameleon, Acceptance vs. Settling, and Processing Grief with Chelsea Connors

Chelsea Connors is a Certified Life Coach, Therapist and speaker using a holistic approach to mental and emotional well-being. She supports her clients in navigating the anxiety and stress that is often overwhelming in the “real world” so that they can feel more grounded, intentional and joyful in life. She’s on a mission to change the conversation around emotional well-being and to normalize the ups and downs that happen just by being human.

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Fearing The Black Body by Sabrina Strings

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  • Where she found a sense of belonging growing up
  • The importance of spending time where you feel invited
  • The challenges of being a multi-passionate /multi-interest person 
  • Not knowing what you want to do & switching her major a handful of times
  • The pivotal moment that lead to her journey to becoming a therapist who has her own practice
  • Her experience with therapy on-and-off throughout her life
  • She craved therapy because it felt like the conversations she was missing in her day to day life
  • Her experience losing a close friend in a car accident just after graduating college
  • Her experience with grieving & what she learned
  • Everyone’s grieving process looks different
  • She shares a variety of experiences with navigating grief
  • Grief is not linear
  • We can experience grief both when we lose someone or if things change
  • How “should’s” are detrimental to our ability to process
  • Practical advice on how we can navigate a situation when we are feeling the SHOULDS
  • A large gap is missing in our education – we don’t have the tools to navigate and process our emotions, comparison, finances, and the constant race of wanting more
  • Not having the tools to handle stress
  • “It’s true that all human beings experience some suffering, that being said you do not exist solely to suffer. You and your life are meant for so much more”
  • acceptance vs. settling (complacency)
  • She speaks to this idea of: “if I settle for what is, then how will I grow?”
  • The feeling of wanting a template to arrive at success (typically to earn the approval of others)
  • Toxic Positivity
  • Our minds can feel scared if we have a negative thought we feel doomed
  • Staying true to ourselves in different facets of life (ie. relationships, career, movement, finances, etc).
  • The long term effects of compartmentalizing ourselves and invalidating them by “muting” parts of ourselves
  • Her advice on how to infuse the practice of creativity back into your lif, to help relieve stress, & connect to yourself 
  • “Just because I don’t know the answers, doesn’t mean it has to be hard”
  • Change is part of being yourself

While you’re here!! Helpful links for you to help #BlackLivesMatter movement. Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint – so do what you can every day to be conscious in your efforts to help. 

To help educate yourself – documentary “13th” on netflix really opened my eyes to some things that I just did not know and I’d highly  recommend giving it a watch!

Petitions to sign!! – https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#p…

The Bail Project: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/…

Where to donate: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/…


How to support Black Lives Matter without money: https://www.allure.com/story/how-to-s…


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