Author Archives: Claudia

About Claudia

Hi!! My name is Claudia. Blogging is sort of a creative/therapeutic activity for me. 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.

Just-A-Quote #24

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”

Robert Green Ingersoll

Just-A-Quote #23

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

Just-A-Quote #22

“A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.”

Saul Bellow

Just-A-Quote #21

“You who are suffering and read this, turn your attention to the way you think, not to your feelings. Come to terms with your attitude, and your feelings will look after themselves.”

Dr. Claire Weekes

Just-A-Quote #20

“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Parking Garage Clouds

I often hear clouds talked about as gloomy and sad.  I think they’re beautiful.  The photograph below was taken using my iPhone 6 on the roof floor of the parking garage at my job a few days ago.  It was a stormy, rainy morning on my commute to work that day.  These fluffy clouds were the sight I encountered as I waited for the elevator.  They made me smile.


I’m not sure why the photo does not enlarge when you click on it.  If anyone knows leave a comment below.

Just-A-Quote #19

“Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent.”

Ignatius Loyola

Just-A-Quote #18

“To fight aloud is very brave, 

But gallanter, I know, 

Who charge within the bosom, 

The cavalry of woe.”

Emily Dickinson 

Just-A-Quote #17

“In times of stress, an orderly mind is a fortress.”

-Dragon Man in Issue #0 of Secret Wars (2015)

Just-A-Quote #16

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

Maya Angelou

Just-A-Quote #15

“Good and quiet do not connote weakness.” 

Ogwo David Emenike

Just-A-Quote #14

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”

Blaise Pascal

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