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How Do I Know So Much About Health? – I Knew You Were Curious

Photos by Vu Phan Do y’all know my story? It’s one of those “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you,” spins. I’m doing it anyway. Today I remembered where I came from. I connected with an extremely woke primary care doctor and she asked, “What would be different if we as primary care doctors, didn’t discredit wellness practitioners? What if we respected what they had to offer and worked with them without this chasm in the middle?” Only, everything. This dug up a lot for me. A lot that many a people could benefit from knowing — but here…

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What is Reiki, Anyway? A Podcast with IANW Radio

Ever wonder what Reiki even is? You and everyone else on the planet — at least that’s how it feels when I say: Hey friend, I practice Reiki. If you’ve ever stopped at the word “Reiki” and wondered what the hell that could be, own a crystal or two (or none at all), like dealing with stress in ways that don’t cause chaos, or have ever wondered how emotions affect your health, this podcast is for you. I teamed up with the lovely Krista Xiomara from I’m Awake! Now What? (IANW) to tell you what Reiki even is, and why you should…

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How to Hiatus – Notes on Being Happy, Now

Hiatus, over. A 5 month hiatus. Exactly 5 months, in fact. That’s a longass time. Hiatus-ing is stressful. It’s probably the time you get the least sleep (even though you should be focused on resting) and have the least healthy lifestyle (even though you should be focused on that re-store). You’re stressed. Feel like you aren’t doing enough, don’t know what you want, and have to majorly, utterly resist the urge to tear yourself down for not having enough “discipline”– at least, this is the way it went for me. I don’t know how to not be focused. I don’t…

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Why Working and Resting Are the Same Thing

This month I was posed with the question, what is the one goal that if met, would propel your work and life forward the most? I knew pretty instantly; it was my health. Through three moves, packing and unpacking, multiple omg-am-I-sure-I-have-everything’s, being constantly on the move, working 16 hour days and basically living in a tent for two months, multiple 26 hour drives (solo) to and from California and throughout the Midwest, eating NOT the right food, being unable to get a true night’s sleep (thanks insomnia) since August, a 22 hour flight to Asia, hitting the ground running on…

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Beijing – The thing I learned about settling

Ayyyooo it’s your girl Chels again, just your favorite unabashed babe running amuck in Beijing, no big deal. Ok but it’s actually a big deal. This is the first time I have been flown anywhere, all expenses paid, for a working relationship. Food, lodging, the whole nine yards, ya girl is glowing up (insert sparkle, flexed arm, prayer emoji etc). Now I’m not saying this to brag or do an ‘I’m better than you’ lap, really it’s the opposite. It wasn’t very long ago that I considered myself unfit for work presents or extravagant displays like this one. I consider…

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Get Derailed

Photos by Ivana Micic, @imivamic I’m not gonna lie, today was not my best day. In a new city where I know no one and nothing, with no connections or leads and a million things I want to accomplish, I was feeling a little scattered. 99.9% of the time I say THANK GOD for the fact that my life is non-linear, I know if it was laid out in a step-by-step plan I would be out of my mind with boredom. There is, however, maybe one moment a week when I would like a guide map. An, if-you-do-this-then-that or a,…

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Long time no talk

Hello world, it’s been a while. Pardon my extended absence, I’ve been taking some time to recharge and collect my thoughts after my time as a weed-baby  There is a lot of time to think on a wifi-challenged hill, nope, no reception either. I don’t think I realized how much social media distracts a person from looking at themselves until I took a non-negotiable break from it. 16 hours a day of monotonous work that seems to give you no room for anything but to look at yourself. I also may have counted pi to the end somewhere along the…

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CJ’s 11 Steps for Not Completely Losing Your Shit

Rent is an abominable amount of days late? Lose your job? Car broke down? Career-making gig spiraling out of control? We’ve all been in a situation that made us feel like the world was crumbling around us, where we saw no possible resolution in site. For me it was having still not paid rent by the goddamn 21st with two other late payments hanging over my head and the job I thought would save my ass turning out to pay half as much as anticipated. Literally thought the world was ending. Hyperventilation. Impending death. Then I got out here to…

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And You Thought You Knew Me

I once told one of my ex’s that I might like to write a book someday. His response was, “God Chelsea, why would someone want to read about YOU?” Well thank you asshole, but I guess I’ll let y’all decide on that one. From Iowa, to Virginia, to cross country road trip, to a brief stint in Austin, and a less brief stay in LA which we will consider the genesis of this story. I had a career, lost a career, and ended up in LA looking for a new direction and sense of self with NO idea what that…

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