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Maintaining Motivation

How many times a day do you mutter, “Where’s my motivation?” How often does it answer, “Yo. I’m over here.”? If your motivation does, you are 15 steps ahead of me. I know that it’s hard to find the get up and go to get up and go sometimes. I struggle with that on a […]

When the enemy strikes

Picture this: You’re sitting on your couch, minding your own business, flipping between DIY halloween costumes on Pinterest; funny, yet maddening political memes and rants on Facebook; and cat videos on Youtube. You feel all cozy and safe. Then, it happens. Maybe you get up to go to the bathroom, or you have to go […]

Ode to the Undecided

Uh-oh. Claire’s about to politic again. I’m going to warn you, if you are dead-set with your current candidate, you won’t get my ode. You will probably also be angry that I am not so enthralled with your choice as you are. You will be thinking of the reasons why you are righter than me […]

13.5 reasons why your diet won’t work

Lately I have been working on myself. I have been trying to become better in many respects, but most importantly, a friend to myself. Up until recently, it was very easy to get caught in the “I don’t deserve that” trap. The trap that causes me to loathe what I see in the mirror and […]

Snap back to reality

Oh! There goes gravity. Basically how I’m feeling right now. As I sit here on an overcast Sunday morning after my first full week back to work, watching Paw Patrol for the 753rd time, I’m trying to find my get up and go. But I can’t. I have a to do list a mile long, […]

A letter to myself: Post (gluten) hangover

Dear Claire, You done did it again. 31 year old you has zero minutes in the day for your crap (literally). Remember back when you used to party hard like a rockstar struggling musician with 2 gigs a month? Yeah, those days were cool. You’d live a vicious cycle of going all out, waking up early, […]

To the class of 2016: Advice from dead people

It’s time for my advice to graduates. This graduating class is one of the best- full of the coolest, quirkiest, and likely one of the most argumentative group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching. I have never realized up until this group of kids how much we, as teachers, really learn from […]

Why stop at Narcane?

Upon reading the uproar about Lepage vetoing the bill allowing Narcane to be sold over the counter, I started thinking about the situation. I have to say that the following quote makes a lot of sense: “Creating a situation where an addict has a heroin needle in one hand and a shot of naloxone in […]