Dr. Claire

Claire Annelise Smith,PhD, aka Dr. Claire, is the founder of Blazing Star Network, a Professional Training and Spiritual Coaching firm. She is also the author of multiple books and publications. With two decades of executive experience under her belt, Dr. Claire understands the drive that keeps individuals going. As an author, speaker, spiritual mentor and coach, Dr. Claire helps leaders organize their busy lives to have more time to connect with themselves, the people they love most, and God … without stress and guilt.

How to Choose Happiness in the Face of Disappointment

How to Choose Happiness in the Face of Disappointment

Bianca glanced at her surroundings, missing the beauty around her as she looked without seeing. Could she choose happiness when her mind was filled with thoughts of the challenges and disappointments that she faced? Even climbing up the mountain had been hard. As Bianca reflected on the climb, she relived the difficulty she had faced …

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being a vanity critic

What No One Will Tell You About the Stress of Being a Vanity Critic

“What’s wrong with you? When did you become a vanity critic?” Donna asked. “Wrong? There’s nothing wrong with me,” was Courtney’s puzzled response. “Oh really! Every time we speak, you are negative. You behave as if you are the world’s biggest self-appointed critic. The problem is that unlike a real critic, you never have anything …

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How to Exercise Your Right to Be Offended Without It Leaving You Stressed Out

How to Exercise Your Right to Be Offended Without It Leaving You Stressed Out

“I’m sorry.” Suzie stared into the silence that was thick with hostility. She tried again. “I’m sorry.” Finally, Diana looked at Suzie then looked straight through her as she said, “I don’t believe you.” With that, she turned sharply and walked away, leaving a crestfallen Suzie behind. Diana was exercising her right to be offended. …

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How You Can Control the Chaos When You Feel Out of Control

How You Can Control the Chaos When You Feel Out of Control

Doreen opened the door. Immediately, overwhelm descended on her like a dark cloud that signals the storm. The room before her was full and disorganized. She did not know where to start or if she could even sort it out. To control the chaos before her seemed beyond her capability. C-R-A-S-H. The sound startled Doreen …

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