Hi!! My name is Claudia. Welcome to my blog! I consider blogging a creative and therapeutic activity/hobby for me to channel my emotions, thoughts, and ideas. I blog about being a wife, mother, student, caseworker, and simply being human through photography, words, music, and blog challenges. Mental illness has also been part of my life, so you'll sometimes find mental health and psychology in my posts. I've dealt with anxiety and depression most of my life. And my husband has bipolar disorder. My hope is that I may show readers that it is possible for people to live positive, productive lives despite mental illness, challenges, or frustrations.
My Other Blogs
My attempt at building a collection of quotes of different figures in psychology history including psychologist, philosophers, psychiatrist, mental illness or mental health writers, and others related to psychology and mental health.
The Quoting Catholic
My attempt to collect quotes from the Bible, saints, and other Catholic figures and prayers to express my love and commitment to my faith through blogging.
My husband and son
Awards and Tags gratefully declined. Your kind comments or likes welcome. (Beginning 04/27/2012)
"Let your eyes look straight ahead and your gaze be focused forward. Survey the path for your feet, and all your ways will be sure." Proverbs 4:25-26
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The following are challenges I like and recommend, but I often don't have time for every week. I will often pick one or two each week for inspiration. If time permits, maybe more. If not, maybe less. If you are interested in a challenge, click on the challenge badge of interest to go to the host blog site for that challenge.
"Whoever suffers from mental illness 'always' bears God's image and likeness in himself, as does every human being."
-excerpt from statement by Blessed Pope John Paul II at International Conference for Health Care Workers, on Illnesses of the Human Mind, November 30, 1997
IMPORTANT NOTE: What I express in the blog are my opinions, thoughts, and feelings regarding my life experiences and not a substitute for professional treatment. I am not licensed or certified. All I have is an undergraduate degree in psychology. Please consult with a counselor, psychiatrist, or psychologist if you have serious concerns about your or a loved ones mental health.