Category: CRYSTAL F. CLAIR

COVID and PTSD

COVID and PTSD

Both of these words are in all caps because they are words that mean more than the one word itself. COVID is our generation’s first and only pandemic that has been so charged that we often find ourselves saying phrases like, “I have PTSD” or “I am OCD.” However, it is important to define the […]

I’ll be home (sick) for the Holidays

I’ll be home (sick) for the Holidays

For many, the holidays are a time that brings people together. Be it surrounded by family or friends, most find themselves celebrating in a crowd of loved ones. With the ongoing COVID pandemic, the holiday season is bound to look quite different this year.  How can we decrease the feelings of loneliness and increase the […]

Will My Relationship Survive This Virus

Will My Relationship Survive This Virus

Many of us are in a relationship that was already taxed before being quarantined and ordered to stay at home–for the foreseeable future. Some of you are in the process of divorce and now that courts have halted, you are feeling stuck. Others might have children and now you’re having to work even more as […]

What learning to swim at 38 taught me about my kids

What learning to swim at 38 taught me about my kids

You read that right. I’m 38 years old and just took swim lessons. Let’s start from the beginning. While I took a few classes at age five, learning to float and dive for rings, I never felt truly comfortable or at ease in the water. For years, it’s been my dirty little secret, something you […]

Stages of Grief: Humor

By Crystal F. Clair A comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement. The faculty of perceiving what is amusing or comical. An instance of being or attempting to be comical or amusing; something humorous. The faculty of expressing the amusing or comical. (Definition provided by dictionary.com) When I was thinking of this topic I was […]

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