Claire Colvin

Claire never expected to grow up to be a computer nerd. She loves the ocean and stories and still can’t believe that $40 keeps a girl in Uganda in school for a year. (It’s true.) She believes in cheering louder than you complain and helping where you can. She'll always say yes to a cup of tea.

Articles by Claire Colvin

10 Lost in Alabama shooting

CNN and others are reporting that a man went on a shooting rampage in southern Alabama yesterday killing  at least 10 people including a child just a year and half old.  Most of the victims were family members of the killer who turned the gun on himself.  One of the victims, Andrea Myers, the mother […] Read More >

3 Minute Break

This has been a tough week. With all of the heartbreak, all of the horror and helplessness of the images on TV hearts are heavy.  If you need a break, watch this.  I have never seen someone jump like that.  It made me smile, I hope it can do the same for you.  If you […] Read More >

5 Tips for Brides

Years ago, my roommate was engaged for a year and a half. For 18 months our apartment was covered in magazines and tulle samples, lists and favors.  Eventually the day came and it was lovely.  As I walked out of the sanctuary behind the bride and groom the groom looked at his watch, turned to […] Read More >

50 Shades of….Not Sex?

The blockbuster sales of 50 Shades of Grey seem to suggest that we’re looking for something, but what exactly? In a recent article for CNN, Shannon Ethridge suggests that maybe what we’re looking for isn’t sex at all, but intimacy. She writes, “When I explain through my writing, speaking and life coaching that I am […] Read More >

50 Shades of…Hmmm

Have you heard about 50 Shades of Grey? It’s practically impossible not to these days.  The book began as fan fiction but now it has gone on to be the fastest selling paperback of all time, outstripping even Harry Potter himself. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, without getting into too many details, it’s about […] Read More >

7 Little Treats for Summer

Summer is here and the living is easy. Even if you don’t get nine weeks of vacation anymore, the sun still feels pretty good. Leave the stresses of bathing suit shopping behind and take some time to pamper yourself. Try a few of these easy summer treats and remember how much fun summer can be. Go play […] Read More >

7 Ways To Feel Great This Summer

Looking for a mini-break to add a little relaxation to your summer? Leave the stresses of bathing suit shopping behind and take some time to pamper yourself. Try a few of these easy ideas that work for any body and remember how much fun summer can be. 1. Go play outside. There are so many things to […] Read More >

A Starbucks Christmas

Early last week I opened the door to my favorite Starbucks and walked smack into Christmas. There it was, unexpected but inescapable: the red cups, the peppermint drinks, the jazzy compilation album. Once I got over the shock, I was delighted. I felt like a child waking up to the first snow and dreaming of […] Read More >

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