Claire Colvin

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 do outside - walk, hike, play Frisbee, play...

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Try a Life Lesson
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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Mom, I Want to Know You Better
Mom, I Want to Know You Better

 I look just like my Mom.  We are very similar in other ways too. I know that I get my love of words and my passion for word-play from my Mom.  We like books and crossword puzzles and silly poems and nonsense.  My Dad has long complained that when the two of us are together we speak a different language entirely.  (He is right about that, but...

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Is Porn Replacing Sex?
Is Porn Replacing Sex?

I was both surprised and deeply saddened by a video on CNN this morning that asked “Has Porn Hijacked Sexuality?” The video shows an interview between CNN anchor John Roberts and author and sociologist Gail Dines.  Dines is the author of the book Pornland which looks at the effect of pornography on people’s view sex and even of their own bodies. The...

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Take Your Pick
Take Your Pick

From a very, very young age we’re taught that choices are important. Whether it’s deciding what color shirt to wear, or what to major in in college, choices, we’re told will have a profound impact not just on what we do but on who we are. Ask any two year old to put on a pair of shoes without consulting them and you’ll get a quick lesson...

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Avoiding Divorce
Avoiding Divorce

We’ve all heard the stat that 50% of marriages end in divorce. It’s a horrible number, so much heartache in that one statistic.  But researchers are now saying that there’s more reason to hope.  Walking down the aisle doesn’t have to feel like flipping a coin. Jennifer Baker, the researcher who is credited, erroneously she claims, with...

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Looking for Solid Ground
Looking for Solid Ground

We’ve all had moments when we’ve wished the ground would open up and swallow us. For one family in Quebec that’s exactly what happened.  According to reports on CNN.com a 500 yard sinkhole opened up threatening five homes in the town of Saint-Jude.  One home was sucked into the hole and a family of five lost their lives.  They were in the...

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Raise a Glass for Earth Day
Raise a Glass for Earth Day

My younger brother, Dave,  is very conscious of the world around him and the way that he interacts with the people and resources in that world.  For years he and his wife kept a signed pinned to the back of their front door that read “Buy Less Stuff”.  When did little brothers get so smart? Recently he showed me a video by The Story of...

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