New Year, New Moe?

For the past two years, I have examined who I am as a person and a blogger. Each year I make a promise to myself to do better, but those promises are always empty and nothing ever changes. I have come to a point where it’s pretty obvious, I can't keep on the same road I have been traveling, as it has done nothing but keep me stagnant. I personally feel as though I'm not living up to my full potential, and it is causing inner turmoil because I know I can do better. I have...quite a few times. ...more

The First Step is the Hardest

The idea of ending my marriage had been at the back of mind for quite a while.  I was at a point where the thought of sleeping in the same bed as my husband made me ill.  I had two young children, one was not even one year old, but a series of events showed me that he did not care for this marriage any more than I did....more

Hi, Poka. We never grew together. There was emotional abuse and mental abuse. I lived with ...more

The Watchman at the Gate

Any person who spends enough time in a given atmosphere will become more comfortable in it.  Humans are naturally adaptable and become desensitized to common encounters and events, bad or good; they become normal to us. It all happens effortlessly.  Whatever we surround ourselves with becomes the baseline for our values, beliefs and views.  The media and advertising industry have a tremendous influence over our (and our children's) innermost beliefs.  Without our permission we are taught that:...more

Naked Emperors

Lately, I've witnessed several situations where individuals devalue themselves while putting another on a pedestal.  Here are a few of them:1) My friend, a former actress, is entering a new line of work and is terrified of contacting a key resource person because she is afraid that he will look down on her because she doesn't have a formal education....more

Wicked Manifesto (but not in a Unabomber way)

We all know that blogs are read by other bloggers for the most part. Sure, we have those few other readers, if we are lucky, who stop n on occasion. But, we are our own kind. We write, we read, we comment, we support, we show love. We are okay with that. It's about the writing, the community(I kind of hate that term, but whatev) the sense of pride and accomplishment. The knowledge that you are writing, maybe even making someone think, laugh or feel better every now and then....more

What a Difference a Day (or Two) Makes!

  I had my Aha moment yesterday, ‘tho it was a lower case ‘aha’….it was so subtle… but I’ll take it! My attitude has definitely shifted and I can see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel! I guess it’s good that I’m slightly ADD with bi-polar tendencies… like they say about the weather in Colorado… if you don’t like it… just wait 15 minutes! Same with my emotional state….. I’m never down for very long… ...more

Darkest Before the Dawn

I feel an ‘Aha Moment’ coming soon… but I’m not quite there yet… oh, and did I hear recently that Oprah is trying to trademark ‘aha moment’?? Maybe I owe her some money? Cuz I use that phrase all the time.. and have been for quite awhile now…. ...more

A Star is Born!

  Today marks the 15th birthday of my baby girl… who’s been a pretty special, (if not challenging at times) daughter so far. One of the things that amazes me about her is she popped out knowing exactly who she was, what she liked and didn’t like, and she didn’t hesitate to tell you about it!...more

The Transformative Power of Taking Risks

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I AM AN EXPERT!

Hello. My name is Claudia and I am an authority on the ups and downs of marriage, children, career choices and divorce. So that you can appreciate my credentials, I will only say that, I have lived them! I have not only survived but I have flourished and you can too! I’ll give you a bit of my history and show you that there is always light at the end of tunnel. I am evidence of the fact that women are strong and resilient. Even when we get knocked down by pain or fear, we can all get back up and dust ourselves off. We just need to know how. That’s my ...more