First, here’s the obligatory third-person ‘about me.’
Chelsea Turner Avery, MSW is an international speaker and writer. She co-founded AveryToday, Inc., the communication consulting business she runs with her husband, Ryan Avery. She is especially passionate about reinvigorating relationships to be a partnership between two people who are making conscious choices and not living in outdated expectations. She resides in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado with her dreamy husband, amazing daughter Atlas and believes a warm chocolate chip cookie can solve most problems, at least temporarily.
Here’s the less formal ‘about me.’
Hi, I’m Chelsea. First things first, I rarely say no to a margarita and I frequently cry at heartfelt commercials. I got LASIK last year but still want to post a bunch of my favorite photos of me in glasses, like this one:
Did I also post it to show off my awesome calf muscle flex that’s happening and how well that dress used to fit me before I popped out a kid? Yes. Yes I did.
I used to blog for yearsthe new wifestyle over at so if you’re looking for posts before November 2018, that’s your spot!
Good thing said child is worth it and currently very much a two year old:
That’s my daughter Atlas (named after the world) and my dreamy husband, Ryan! I’m from Colorado, got my master’s in social work in Portland, Oregon and lived there almost seven years before we made our way to Colorado again.
So, what am I doing with ChelseaAvery.com? I am on a mission to help people, especially women, get to deeply know themselves in order to deeply love themselves. I’ve experienced dark, empty years of trying to be someone I’m not, resisting my true self and staying in unhealthy relationships for far too long because of this.
I’ve battled generalized anxiety disorder since a child, periods of clinical depression as well as intense postpartum depression. I’ve also experienced the highest highs of traveling the world, learning how to have the fulfilling and fun marriage I have today and having the best laughing fits with the best people. Life isn’t good or bad, it’s made up of everything.
For most of my life, I didn’t know how to go about truly knowing myself. Of course, I had no idea about how to love all parts of me, even the less sexy, cellulite-ridden, anxious parts.
We, especially women, are supposed to be able to do it all. We are supposed to be the most loving wife and attentive parent. We are expected to fit into the male-created workforce that doesn’t always make space for how we can bring our full selves to the table. It’s exhausting.
It’s hard to breathe when you’re under water.
What does it mean to Know Yourself and Love Yourself?
Before you can love yourself, you first must get to know yourself. The better you understand yourself, the deeper you can love yourself. Once you’re able to fully love yourself, this allows you to be the best in all other areas of your life. Your relationship thrives, your family functions better and you are more in alignment with your career and goals.
Before we can be the best partner or mother or friend, we have to first know ourselves and then love ourselves.
I’m here to help with that process because entire new possibilities open up once we know and accept who we truly are at our core.