Claire Colvin

Try a Life Lesson

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” ~Vernon Howard It can be hard to find time to learn amid the busyness of work and family but if you have a few minutes here and there, that’s enough.  Pick up a good book, try a new cuisine or dig in to one of our Life Lessons. Life Lessons are short, topical...

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Time to Change: I’ll Go First
Time to Change: I'll Go First

I used to work with a very wise woman named June. June had seen a lot of life and I loved listening to her stories.  One thing that stuck with me the most had to do with change.  She said quite simply “Don’t try to change other people.  The only person I can change is me.” She was talking about how tempting it can be to try an alter...

Disabled, Not Broken
Disabled, Not Broken

From a distance, “disabled” always seemed like an innocuous word.  It was simply an adjective that described a set of physical circumstances.  It’s a word I’ve often used, never aware of its power.  But when a friend used that word to describe someone that I love I had a startling realization.  Up close, “disabled” sounds an awful...

Is Fasting Right for You?
Is Fasting Right for You?

It might surprise you to learn that the tradition of fasting has very little to do with food.  In many religions including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism fasting is a spiritual discipline.   Abstaining from all food, or certain foods, is more about spiritual focus than diet. In his article, “Fasting: Is it Healthy?” Darren...

A Conversation About Love & God
A Conversation About Love & God

If I asked you to describe yourself, what would you say? Would you tell me your job title or refer to your relationships – husband, wife, son, daughter, friend? Would you talk about your successes, or failures, your dreams or your past? These are parts of who you are, but you are more than what you do or where you live. You are a human being...

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