Claire Hannum

Claire writes at The Frisky and probably thinks you're fab. Email her at claire[at]

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Check Your Vibes: 9 Ways To Ace The Most Soul-Crushing Season Of The Year

Look, not to be a huge Debbie Downer or anything, but this season is the hardest of the year for a lot of the planet. Yes, the empty, frigid days…

Claire Hannum | October 28, 2015 - 10:30 am

Check Your Vibes: 8 More Ways To Leave Procrastination In The Dust

We need to talk about procrastination. Yes, again. I’ve written about it before, but seeing as it’s basically a silent epidemic, we need to talk about it some more. My past…

Claire Hannum | October 19, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Deal When Life Hits A Plateau

Ever feel like your everyday life is akin to wading through molasses? Like you’re on the cusp of something great, but totally stumped on either what that thing is or…

Claire Hannum | October 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Find Extra Time In Your Day

Sometimes it feels like no matter where I go or what I do in my downtime, I can never escape the heavy weight of the “shoulds” on my shoulders. I…

Claire Hannum | October 5, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Make Friends Like A Grown-Up

Remember when you were in middle school and your new future BFF sort of just appeared next to you in your third period science class, and you were suddenly joined…

Claire Hannum | September 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: Is Being Loyal Ever A Bad Thing?

I was on the phone with my mom the other day, pondering aloud whether switching dentists was a regrettable thing to do, when I mentioned that in a way, I’d…

Claire Hannum | September 22, 2015 - 10:00 am

Check Your Vibes: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Grief To Help Get You Through

A little over a year ago, my dad died very unexpectedly, something I’ve written about a lot on this site. As time has gone on, the nature of my…

Claire Hannum | September 16, 2015 - 10:20 am

Check Your Vibes: 38 Things To Stop Stressing Over

Take a chill pill, girl.

Claire Hannum | September 8, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in…

Claire Hannum | August 31, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Check Your Vibes: So You’ve Got Abandonment Issues…

Girl, don’t we all?

Claire Hannum | August 24, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: 10 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty

Spiders and dark rooms suck and all, but the most bone-chilling things in life are usually those we can’t see at all. The biggest culprit? Not knowing what’s going to…

Claire Hannum | August 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: How To Deal With Adult Bullies

Adult bullies can be hard to spot, but once you’ve seen the light on how their toxic, controlling behavior operates, it’s hard to unsee it.

Claire Hannum | August 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: 12 Habits That Are Ruining Your Life (And 12 Habits That Will Make Life Better)

Ever hear that saying that humans think thousands of thoughts every day, but that the vast majority of them are the same exact thoughts they had the day before? Life…

Claire Hannum | August 3, 2015 - 9:00 am

Check Your Vibes: How To Be Alone (And Love It!)

Someone once told me that on a subconscious level, our biggest fears do double duty as our most secret desires. I’m not sure whether that’s true (most things I fear…

Claire Hannum | July 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: How To Get Real About Anger

I have a short temper when faced with minor annoyances, but when it comes to big-picture problems like a major loss, betrayal, or simply having some seriously bad luck, I tend to…

Claire Hannum | July 20, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Check Your Vibes: 9 Tips To Shatter The Motivation Myth And Stop Procrastinating

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced this scenario once or twice: you wake up one morning eager to take on the day, to make positive choices, and to spend your…

Claire Hannum | July 13, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest of us”…

Claire Hannum | July 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Check Your Vibes: 7 Ways To Stay Afloat When You’re Surrounded By Conflict

It’s a moment we all dread: one day, you wake up to find that the tension that’s been slowly building between two or more of your close friends has reached…

Claire Hannum | June 29, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Is Miley Cyrus Dating Stella Maxwell?

Maybe? Possibly?

Claire Hannum | June 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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