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One-armed Style: What I’m Wearing

Man it’s hard to look stylish with only one working arm! The cast is too thick to work with any blouse, shirt, coat, blazer, or many sweaters and knits in my wardrobe. Dresses ride up with the sling or when brushing against the cast. I can’t button jeans or pants that are fitted, can’t maneuver a belt or sash or shoe laces, and can’t tuck or blouse a top without looking as though I got caught in a tornado. Yeah, all of these things are standards in my wardrobe.

After a couple of weeks of just trying to function and heal, I began to care about my looks. Here’s what worked:

Bottoms: I bought NYDJ ponte pants and the NYDJ Hayden straight jeans in petite (to work with flat shoes) and a size larger than I need (extra fabric to be able to zip and button closed on my own). I also have worn my Spanx Star Power leggings quite often; pants with built-in slimming features help me look a bit more pulled together (literally and figuratively).

Tops: Boatnecks with elbow-length sleeves have been perfection; the longer sleeve covers the top of the cast, keeping it from riding up into my armpit or having the entire shirt twist. Lightweight v-neck tees have also been great and regularly worn as a base layer. A simple black ribbed tank is a lifesaver, especially when shirts shift and ride up and necklines get stretched. I have two sweaters – a slouchy black merino and a slouchy marled gray tunic that fit over the cast; both are oversized so they work with leggings and jeggings and also fit over base layers.

Dresses: 99% of my dresses are unwearable, but I do have a bracelet-sleeve stretchy black and white dress from Ann Taylor (seen here) that fits over the cast. It is fully lined which helps prevent riding and shifting. I wear it with leggings and tall boots or flats.  Not pictured but terribly awesome has been a brightly-printed caftan I thrifted; one-piece dressing and far more cheery than faded stretched out sweats!

Outerwear: It’s darn cold outside, too cold to throw a coat over my shoulders. My mom made a thick wool cape back in the late ‘60s and loaned it to me during this time. I also have a black packable down vest that I wear over tees inside or under the cape for extra warmth.

Shoes: Shoes should to be flat for security and balance, have decent grip, easy to slip on but unlikely to slip off. I’ve been wearing tall boots with dresses, jeans, leggings, and jeggings, but recently got these stretchy Mary Janes that aren’t subtle and don’t really match, but will work this spring and summer after the cast is removed.

Accessories: A pashmina is excellent as a wrap to ward off chill, especially since I can’t fit a lot of sweaters. I then loop it around my neck to make my winter scarf. A beanie traps body heat… and also hides bad hair days. There’s no way I can lug around my heavy day purse; I switched to my Rebecca Minkoff purse which is light and is a crossbody. Finally I recommend a bold lipcolor which makes all the cozy knits look cohesive and shows you’re stepping up your style!

One of my favorite accessories are my two CastCoverZ, they hide the grody cast and show my personality.  Also great for sleeping since a cast can be scratchy.   Get two so one can be in the wash; I got leopard and a sparkly gold but sort of wish I also got something more subtle to blend in when I’m wearing a print or don’t want strangers to ask about my injury.

Tips:

  • A molded cup bra is easier to get on by yourself.  For the first couple of weeks  I had Karl help me with my bra, but I hate feeling helpless so I figured out how to do it myself.  Using a piece of furniture about hip height to hold one side against your body, wrap the bra below your breasts, hook in front.  The furniture holds that side in place, and then use your good hand to do the hooks (you’ll get better with practice).  Then rotate, pull up the straps and wiggle breasts into place.
  • Necklaces are a pain in the neck… literally.  With a sling, necklaces get tangled and dig into your skin.  Scarves are a great alternative to add interest and not sacrifice comfort (or a delicate chain).
  • Go up a size.  Be it a dress, top, pants or underwear, extra fabric means more give over a cast, less riding up, and easier to put on and take off with your non-dominant hand.
  • Consider a caftan.  A couple weeks before my accident I bought one but never wore it.  Then I broke my arm and wore it all the time.  It’s easy to pull on and off alone, you can get away with going bra-free, it’s easy to slip up when you use the bathroom, and doesn’t stick to the cast.  It was the BEST right after the surgery when I spent most of my time on the couch.  There’s plenty on eBay and at thrift stores; choose a heartier fabric like polyester or cotton so it doesn’t cling, won’t snag on the cast, and can be tossed in the washer and dryer.  Go shorter than you think (calf to ankle bone, not a true maxi), you don’t want to trip or have it tangle around your ankles. 
  • With this, a kimono-style robe is also nice to have.  The only robe that fits me now is a shortie, I was super temped to cut the sleeve off my terry robe so I’d have SOMETHING since I can’t even wear a cardigan or sweater coat.  Someone wants to buy you a get well soon gift or want to give one to someone who broke their arm?  Simple jersey calf-length robe with wide kimono sleeves will make their month!
  • If you have long hair and want to tie it back, I got this tip from my neighbor who broke her wrist shoveling snow this summer… take and old-fashioned scrunchie and loop it around your hair.  Then stick a pencil in the middle and twist around and poke into the new knot to keep it in place.  Not terribly elegant but times like this you gotta do what you gotta do!

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Review and Giveaway: Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Body Care

I was slow to the argan oil craze, but looking back I wonder why I waited so long. Known to be rich in nutrients and antioxidants, Moroccan argan oil is great for the body from head to toe. I know own many beauty products that include Moroccan argan oil and love how it penetrates deep, hydrates, and protects. When BlogHer and Suave asked me to review the new Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Body Care line I was excited!

For the first time, Suave® Body Care is launching products in the Suave Professionals® line, offering women everywhere access to premium quality products with the finest skincare ingredients. Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion features authentic argan oil from Morocco and this new premium range claims to leave skin looking and feeling beautifully silky and and leaves skin radiant. The Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Body Care line includes Body Lotion, a daily moisturizer that absorbs quickly for up to 24 hours of non-greasy hydration, and Dry Body Oil Spray, a non-greasy formula that absorbs instantly, locking in long-lasting moisture. I received one of each for this review.

I’m not usually a fan of dry oil, I worked for a beauty company many years ago that carried it and while it felt dry going on, it always left some weird oily residue on my clothes. I have to say Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Dry Body Oil Spray truly is a dry oil spray. I can spray it on my arms and legs, rub it in, put on clothes and not be a smeary mess. If you want gleaming shoulders and knees, this is the product for you. It made my skin look so soft and supple, a perfect product for a winter getaway to a tropical locale where you can don sundresses and want radiant skin.

The Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Body Lotion has a lightweight silky formula that really does absorb quickly. No need to apply to warm skin right out of the shower, I found this lotion could even be applied to dry winter skin and not just see results but have it absorb enough to put clothes on right away. While I did feel the lasting effects of the lotion and do believe it provides 24 hours of non-greasy hydration, this lotion didn’t offer enough hydration for the cold winter days we’re experiencing. I found it worked best as a layer over a heavier cream, or as a touch-up of moisture later in the day. I do feel it makes the skin look silkier and more supple than a traditional lotion, and it has the classic Moroccan argan oil scent.

I must say Suave® has yet again figured out how to provide quality at a nice price. If you are a fan of Moroccan argan oil, I suggest you try out the Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion collection. Find more information about the Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion Body Care products at Facebook.com/SuaveBeauty. When you visit the Suave Beauty Facebook page, check out the tips for radiant skin as well as style advice from celebrity stylist Brad Goreski. Also be sure to enter the “Radiant Wishes” sweepstakes for a chance to win Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion products, a spa day or a trip to Los Angeles.

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Goodies Delivered from FedEx!

Thank you Becky Meisels!

Becky contacted me regarding this blog; she saw how much I adore the Suave Professionals line, especially Healthy Curls. She works for a PR firm that I guess represents Suave. I just received a big box of Suave goodies and just in time! My Healthy Curls shampoo is almost gone, my mousse ran out on Monday and I was thinking of trying a new hairspray. I also got the Sleek and Amplify shampoos and conditioners from the Suave Professionals line – products I have not used before. I also got the Healthy Curls Root Lifter – I think I will try this again, had it in the past but a different haircut – this time I may find it more successful. Also got a flexible hold spray that I haven’t tried before.

As I use these new goodies I will let you guys know how they work. I truly believe that you do not have to pay a fortune to have good looking hair. Leave the cost to the talented stylist who cuts and colors; you can still manage and protect your hair for just a few bucks. If you haven’t tried the Suave Professionals line I encourage you to try it; I know it’s all under $2.00 at my local Target – easy to fit into any budget!

Friday

Coral gauzy babydoll top from… some brand at Nordstrom (got last year). Patch-pocket jeans from gap Outlet, two coral chip glass necklaces from a boutique at Rehoboth Beach, teal suede wedges from Seychelles, silver hoops and silver cuff bracelet.

Hair was washed with Suave Professionals Sleek shampoo (very small amount at scalp), then ArTec Cherry bark color depositing shampoo, then Kiwi ColorReflect conditioner. Added FrizzEase Dream Curls to damp hair and a bit of Suave Professionals Get Curly mousse at the front. Let air dry most of the way, then used a diffuser for the rest and hit a few pieces with the curling iron and set with Sebastian Shaper Spray.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation in C3, Smashbox Soft Lights in Tint on the apples of the cheeks, covered with Nars Orgasm blush. Eyes is the Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory in inner corners and along brow bone, olive on the lid, chocolate int he crease and along lash lines. DiorShow Unlimited mascara in black on curled lashes. On lips is The Body Shop’s Sheer Lipcolor in Sheer Caramel.

Monday

White jeans from Caslon, raspberry heathered ribbed tank from Old Navy, navy cotton twill blazer from Talbots, tan thong leather heels from Mossimo. Silver hoops and cuff bracelet.

Hair is curly – Suave Professionals curly hair mousse, random pieces curled with iron, set with Sebastian Shaper Spray.

Makeup is Bare Minerals foundation, Physician’s Formula Magical Mosaics bronzer, Nars Orgasm blush, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral – ivory in the inner corners and khaki on the lids, on lips is Sally Hansen’s Diamond Lipgloss in Champagne Toast. oh, and L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in black on curled lashes.

Wednesday


Black scoop tee from American Apparel. Black and white sequined skirt from Marshall’s. Black peep toe heels from Steve Madden. Silver hoops and silver cuff bracelet.

Hair curly thanks to Suave/Redken wanna be products for curls and a curling iron for the unruly pieces.

Makeup is L’oreal True Match foundation, The Body Shop concealer, Chanel pressed powder, Physician’s Formula Magical mosaics bronzer. The Body Shop shadows in Granite and Soft Black to have a subtle smokey eye. Two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in black. On lips is Sally Hansen lipgloss in Lilac over The Body Shop’s lipliner (on whole lip) in Beech.

Saturday



Here’s my look from Saturday – this was taken at our cousin’s fifth birthday.  It was a gorgeous day – a bit chilly in the shade, but warm in the sun.

Navy Scoop Pima Tee – Banana Republic
Denim Pencil Skirt – Ann Taylor
Oversized Scarf – H&M
Boots – Silhouettes (several years old and got from Sarah of the blog StyleIT)
Silver Cuff

Hair was washed and conditioned and dried very fast with a round brush.  I used Tresseme heat protector and Suave root lifter spray.  Makeup was my standard and done on the ride to the party as that we left about 6 minutes after my husband got home from teaching yoga and Emerson was sans nap and super hyper that morning – quite a feat to do your hair with an active toddler!

Wednesday

Brown merino v-neck sweater from Gap, brown and ivory and coral tweed trousers from Ann Taylor, brown leather peep-toes with wood heel from Maripe, silver hoops and cuff.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation in C3, concealer in W4-5, The Body Shop’s bronzing powder in Light, a bit of Smashbox Soft Lights in Tint on the apples of my cheeks, on eyes is Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory in inner corners and along brow bone, olive on lid, chocolate in crease and along lash lines. Revlon ColorGlide Sheer in Sheer Burgundy on lips.

Hair was washed, conditioned, and added Suave Professionals Healthy Curls mousse. Let is air dry for about an hour, dried the rest with a diffuser, then used a curling iron on the pieces in front that didn’t curl.

Monday

Tan canvas jacket with contrast stitching from Mossimo for Target, black ribbed tank from Caslon, Curvy Bootcut jeans from Gap, black city boots from Impo, silver hoops and cuff, black coral necklace from Mexico.

Hair was washed, conditioned, a bit of Suave Professionals Healthy Curls applied when damp and allowed to air-dry 90%. Then dried the rest with a diffuser and used a curling iron on the unruly pieces.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation in C3, concealer in W4-5, a bit of The Body Shop bronzing powder in light, with Nars Orgasm blush on the apples of my cheeks. Eyes is the Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory on inner corners and along brow bone, olive on lid, chocolate in crease and along lash line. DiorShow Unlimited mascara in black on curled lashes. On lips is Revlon ColorGlide Sheer in Sheer Burgundy.

Thursday

Black cotton tank from Banana Republic, Denim trousers from Gap, Khaki canvas jacket from Mossimo for Target, black coral necklace from Mexico, silver cuff, balck round-toe high heeled pumps from Jessica Simpson.

Hair was washed with Artec color-depositing shampoo in Cherry Bark, then Kiwi conditioner. Sprayed in FrizzEase Dream Curls, and a bit of Suave Professionals Dream Curls mousse in the front. Allowed to air dry for about a half hour, then dried the rest with a diffuser, then used a curling iron on the pieces that looked rough.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation in C3, Nars Orgasm blush and a bit of Body Shop bronzer powder in light. Eyes is the Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in neutral – ivory in inner corners and along brow bone, olive on lid and along lower lash line, chocolate in crease. On lips is Revlon ColorGlide in Rum Radiance.

Saturday Afternoon

Holiday Open House at a friend’s house that started at 2. Too bad I am not feeling my best. Often when I get a vacation after a few stressful weeks at work, Miss Migraine decides to have a visit.

Black merino v-neck sweater from Ann Taylor, ivory wool cuffed trousers from the same company. White gold and diamond stud earrings received as a gift a few years ago.

The hair was washed, conditioned, and then Suave Professionals Healthy Curls mousse applied. Allowed to air dry 80%, then blew dry the rest with a diffuser. No curling iron this time.

For face, L’Oreal True Match foundation in C3, concealer in W1-2-3, a bit of Physican’s Formula bronzer in light. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in black, and The Body Shop lipstick in Damson.

Sunday Night

Concert with the husband and a few friends. Black merino wrap sweater from Banana Republic, black tank from Banana Republic, curvy bootcut jeans from Gap, black city boots from Enzo, silver necklaces from Ann Taylor Loft and from Ren Fest. Silver dangle earrings from Nordstrom, silver cuff bracelet.

Hair was washed, conditioned, but of Suave Professionals Healthy Curls mousse, hair curled where unruly (gave up on the bangs), and some Jonathan Dirt.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation and concealer, Nars Orgasm blush, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral, L’Oreal Voluminous mascara and a touch of Body Shop eye liner in slate. On lips is Revlon Sheer Lipglide in Sheer Burgundy.

Tuesday

Green stretch v-neck sweater from Banana Republic, white ribbed tank from J. Crew, dark denim pencil skirt from Gap, brown leather peeptoes with wood heel from Maripe, silver bracelet from Ann Taylor Loft.

Hair was washed and conditioned with Suave Professionals Color Care, a touch of Sexy Straight Balm applied, and dried with round brush.

Makeup is MAC MoistureBlend foundation, Body Shop Concealer, MAC Blot Powder, Nars Orgasm blush. On lips is some Maybelline Diamonds lip pencil in a berry shade (do not have it on me). Eyes are very subtle, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in neutral, ivory in the corners and khaki on the lid. Two coats of Body Shop Define and Lengthen mascara in Black.

(darn Blogger not uploading pics)

Tuesday

Black tape-yarn scooped neck top from Ann Taylor Loft, denim trousers from Ann Taylor, my beloved new leopard peep toe heels from BCBGirls, gold chain from Express and gold bangles from Claire’s.

Hair was dried in a dash. I forgot it was election day and wanted to vote before I got to work. Washed and conditioned with Suave Professionals Color Care and then a touch of Biol Silk was added, and hair was dried as quick as possible with a paddle brush.

Makeup is MAC MoistureBlend foundation, Body Shop concealer, MAC Blot Powder, Physician’s Formula mosaics bronzer in light, the Body Shop’s sheer lipcolor in a rosey color. Eyes is The Body Shop’s Shimmer Cubes in Warmth – peach on the lid, chocolate along the lash lines and in the crease. Two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous mascara on curled lashes.

Wednesday

Black stretch v-neck sweater from Banana Republic, white denim skirt from Ann Taylor Loft, red stone necklace from a boutique at the beach, black leather strappy thong heels from Mossimo.

Hair is Suave Professionals Healthy curls shampoo, conditioner and mousse. Unruly pieces curled with iron.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation, MAC Studio Stick concealer, Physican’s Formula Magical Mosiacs bronzer in light, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in neutral – ivory in the inner corners and along brow bone, khaki on lid and along lower lash line. lashes curled thanks to Shu Eumura, two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous mascara and thin line of black Ultra Liner from Maybelline on the top lash line. On lips is L’Oreal’s Endless Kissable Shinewear (without the extra gloss) in color 530.

Tuesday

Green stretchy cotton v-neck sweater from Banana Republic, white cuffed cotton cropped pants from Casual Corner, black leather thong sandal heels from Target, silver hoops and cuff bracelet.

hair was washed with Suave Professionals Sleek shampoo and conditioner, Sexy Straight hair balm and Pantene thickening spray added while damp, and blown dry with a round boar bristle brush and ionic dryer.

Makeup is very light. I was having allergy issues and didn’t want to pile it on. L’Oreal True Match foundation, MAC Studio Stick concealer, Physician’s Formula Magical Mosaics bronzer in light, Revlon ColorStay shadoq quad in Neutral – ivory in the inner corners and along the brow bone, olive on the lids and lightly along the lower lash line. L’Oreal Voluminous mascara on curled lashes. On lips is Lancome’s Juicy Tubes in Exposure.

Monday

Black silk/cashmere shell from banana Republic, denim trousers from Ann Taylor, red stone necklace from a vintage boutique, black pointy pumps from B.P./Nordstrom.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation in C3, MAC Studio Stick concealer, Physician’s Formula Magical Mosaics bronzer in light used as powder and color. Touch of Nars Orgasm blush on the lips. On the eyes is The Body Shop’s Granite on the lids, Soft Black on the crease and along the lower lash line. Maybelline’s Ultra Liner in black on the top lash line. two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous mascara in black on lashes curled thanks to Shu Eumura. On lips is Sally Hansen’s Diamond Lipgloss in Champagne Toast.

Hair was wahsed this AM with Suave Professionals Healthy Curles shampoo and conditioner, then a large amount of the matching mousse in damp hair. Dried with a diffuser, curled a few pieces but mainly left as-is.

Thursday

Black knit v-neck sweater from Banana Republic. Fatigue ripstop cotton skirt from J. Crew. Red stone necklace bought at a beach boutique. Red paisley wool/cotton bandanna in hair, tied at neck so looks like a headband. Red pointy flats from Bronx. My silver cuff bracelet.

Hair was done curly, thanks to Suave being the cheap version of Matrix. I let the bangs be sideswept in front of the headband, the rest is curls.

Makeup is L’Oreal True Match foundation, MAC stick concealer, Chanel powder. Bare Minerals Warmth as bronzer. On the lips is Lancome Juicy Tubes in Exposure. Eyes is a touch of The Body Shop’s shadow in Pink Champagne, lashes curled with two coats of MAC X mascara and a thin line of black Ultra Liner by Maybelline.

I think I look cute, very collegiate, very springy. Several compliments ont he headband.

Don’t Let Purchases Haunt You

nothing haunts us like the things we didn't buy

Have you seen this quote floating around Pinterest? I have and every time I see someone I know pin it I cringe.

I believe in the power of clothing. A great outfit can be a suit of armor that helps you feel confident during a stressful or difficult situation. Wearing a certain type of clothing can show respect to your workplace, to a house of worship, for the deceased, or those hosting an event. And sometimes just the right cut of a dress can take you from schlump to sex goddess.

However there isn’t a single purchase you can make for your closet that will change who you are. I don’t care what name is on the label or how amazing it makes your boobs or ass look, it’s not going to change your brain, your heart, or your soul. And maybe I sound like your mom, but it’s what’s inside that counts.

clothing is only the book jacket to your life novel

Clothing is only the book jacket to your life novel. Choosing clothing that fits and flatters not just your figure but your lifestyle and personality help better represent your novel and may attract more interested readers, but they don’t affect the plot or the outcome.

I’ve caught myself many times doing what I know many of you have done – shopped for a new self. This year I’m going to wear more power colors, I’m going to embrace my femininity, if I start over with a new minimalist capsule wardrobe my life will be simpler, I’m not going to be “that” mom, “that” corporate drone, and yes “that” blogger.

And the closet gets new additions, but one’s core, one’s self is unchanged. Because money can’t buy happiness, and it can’t buy a new soul. It’s easier to throw money at a closet than do self-analysis and work to improve our selves, but it doesn’t work. You have to do the work, not your wardrobe. Life is more than clothes, don’t let purchases define you, don’t let that which was unpurchased haunt you. You’re so much more than what you buy and own, so much more precious and interesting and beautiful. Believe that, and remember that a book jacket is just marketing; the plot of the novel is what really matters.

A Life, Replotted: Finding My Path

chelsea henderson for wardrobe oxygen

In my adult life, I’ve been an English as a Second Language Teacher, a school administrator, a Capitol Hill staffer, an environmental advocate, and an energy lobbyist. I’m also a single mother, a wannabe writer and an intermittent blogger with the best of intentions to post more frequently. I’ve toyed over the years with becoming a stylist and spin instructor, and I’ve interviewed (albeit unsuccessfully) for two CEO positions.

To say I was lost is an understatement.

A year and a half ago, driving to work one morning, the left side of my face and neck went numb. I thought I was having a stroke. A doctor friend I texted (yes, while driving) ran me through a series of tests.

“You aren’t having a stroke. You’re having a panic attack,” he determined. “You need to find a stress reliever.”

That numbing sensation returned every time I hit the same intersection in my daily commute. A friend suggested we go to yoga; I reluctantly said yes, kicking and screaming internally the entire way to the studio. Then, as I lay in savasana (corpse pose) at the end of the class, I started sobbing. Call it an epiphany, a reawakening or just a moment of clarity: the stress of my job was killing me, and I had to get out of it.

I left my lucrative high-pressure job and founded my own one-woman policy consulting firm. Between some strategic budgeting, a separation package and a few clients I picked up, I made the financial transition work for my family. But the tug to leave the career I’d spent eighteen years cultivating was strong; I found myself spending less and less time seeking policy clients and more and more time on the yoga mat and working on my novel.

Fast forward to today. I have written not one but two novels, both of which I’m in the process of pitching to literary agents. By the end of January, I will have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification. I also manage a boutique fitness studio and get paid a small sum to write for an energy policy blog.

My income is not the highest it’s ever been. We don’t eat out much, and I didn’t take a “real” vacation in 2014. I’ve consigned many of my old work duds and the heels I used to don religiously Monday thru Friday. I don’t mind spending most of my time in loungewear. I write and practice yoga daily; hope to add yoga teacher and author to my bio; and I’m home when my kids get out of school.

What else do you need to know about me? Someday I will tell you about how my son got his name. Let’s just say it involves a certain handsome brooder from literature. I love wine, books, red lipstick and George Clooney, though I’m trying not to let his recent nuptials depress me. And whatever walk of life you find yourself in, I’m here to inspire, cheerlead and support. I recoil at the label midlife crisis. For the first time in my life, I feel authentic.

I look forward to sharing tidbits of my journey here.

chelsea hendersonChelsea Henderson is an aspiring novelist and recovering Capitol Hill staffer. When she isn’t sneaking time to finish writing her second book, she advocates on behalf of clean energy and environmental policy, reads, practices yoga, and single parents her perpetually hungry pre-teen boys. She also periodically contributes to her lifestyle blog, the Chelsea Chronicles and is intermittently good at Twitter.