Chela Davison

About Chela Davison

Comparison + Envy Getting You Down?

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This is for anyone out there who’s ever compared themselves to someone else, decided that what the other has is better than what they have and then was left feeling shitty about themselves. So…I guess this is for everyone? Maybe not. Some people experience envy a lot more than others. Some experience themselves as the… Continue Reading →

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Create and Fulfill On Opportunities!

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I’m an opportunist. It’s not like I’m looking and searching for opportunities, they kind of come in like a rolling wave and before I know it, I’m sailing toward the shoreline. I’m very, very open to riding the wave. For some, opportunity comes knocking and for others it seems like a constant grind to make… Continue Reading →

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Why You Shouldn’t Try To Have Your Sh*t Together!

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Everyone seems to want to have their shit together. Have you noticed this? When we don’t have our shit together, we’re all ‘man, I really need to get my sh*t together.’ Maybe it’s your finances or your messy house or the dramas that pop up. Maybe it’s figuring out what you want to be when you… Continue Reading →

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Create A Kick-Ass New Year’s Resolution, Because Sucky Resolutions… Suck

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To resolve or not to resolve. Given that most people’s New Year’s resolutions crap out a few weeks into January, it’s fair to question whether you should bother with one at all. But for those of us who like that clean slate, fresh start feeling, it’s impossible not to have an eye on the change we… Continue Reading →

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How Facebook Sent Me Into An Exasperated Rage And Why I’m Not Going To Race You.

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Facebook totally pissed me off today. I got a notification that suggested I watch other people’s pages. Not an offensive suggestion in and of itself, but the reason for doing it and the priority it implied made me want to slam my laptop closed and be like, “I’m out!” While I’m certainly not new to… Continue Reading →

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How To Love People And Stay

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I fall in love a lot. I don’t just mean with romantic partners, but whoever I’m falling in love with, there’s an air of romance. Because it’s euphoric. It’s that beginning bubble, the you’re-so-amazing-I-want-to-know-everything-about-you-and-share-you-with-my-world. Falling in love with new friends, colleagues, clients and neighbors feels like joy infused curiosity. Hey there fellow human, I’m so… Continue Reading →

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Agitation Will Always Find An Object To Blame: Why Circumstances Don’t Cause Happiness

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I really got into Vipassana Meditation in my early twenties. I first went because being on silent retreat for 10 days just sounded like heaven, a welcome intense experience for an extroverted experience glutton. I have a pretty enthusiastic nature and generally try to lure others into participating in whatever craziness I’m into. So I’d… Continue Reading →

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You’re Not The YOU You Fear You Are

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In my imagination, I’m a fuck up. This identity has been with me a long time. But, oddly, I’ve never really been a fuck up. Sure, I’ve had my wild days, my struggling days, my irresponsible days, my playing small days. I’ve failed, let people down and gotten into trouble. I’ve abused my body, blown… Continue Reading →

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How Do You Measure Your Worth?

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Gather ’round. Let’s talk about worthiness, cause, let’s face it, we’re all unworthy. Or at least it seems that’s the fear that’s operating in the background. My own sense of self-worth is directly correlated to how much I do for others and the degree to which I take personal responsibility for alleviating their pain. If… Continue Reading →

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Satisfaction In Success – What So Many A-Types Miss Out On!

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There’s a massive hill in front of us and my kid gives a defeated sigh before dismounting his bike. “No way,” I say, “you’ve totally got this. Here, I’ll give you a boost.” Encouraged, he jumps back on his bike with a big ol’ grin. Up the hill we go, his little legs pumping, my… Continue Reading →

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Pay Yourself First. Or Make Sweet Love To Yourself. Same Thing.

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I can’t remember which business book first told me to pay myself first. It was back in the beginning of my career when I was handling the finances with the skill of a stoned teenager with her mother’s credit card. Shortly after selling my Volkswagen van, the one that was parked on a grassy knoll… Continue Reading →

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Pep Talks, Risk Taking And Why We Should Take A Chance

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I was looking for a job in the classifieds in the newspaper because that’s what you did back in 1998. Beaner’s Fun Cuts for Kids was looking for hair stylists. I was 17 and had spent my childhood chopping my Barbie’s locks and, so far, I was the go-to-girl for hair and makeup with my… Continue Reading →

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