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Daily Shalagh is otherwise known as everything I think and say and do. Or another home page.

Glam It Up

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Random, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Glam It Up

A 20 something girl got onto the elliptical next to me and I caught a whiff men’s cologne? Smells have a way of taking you to a third dimension, to memories and feelings that would not usually occupy your day. And now they do. I realize that the memories of the showboating that were my 20’s, could be a bridge to making my 50’s a little more interesting. I just turned 53 and I’m finding my life a little blah. It’s midlife motherhood combined with the aches and pains of becoming old … and I’m bored with...

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Joy May Be Purpose Enough

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 4 comments

Joy May Be Purpose Enough

So much emphasis is put on making sure you live your life purposefully. When I find my purpose, my life will make sense. I must take the Purpose challenge because I’m missing out until I find this Eureka information that will reveal my life’s path with the biggest AHA I have ever uttered ! But somehow, this quest eludes my everyday plodding. It’s all so importantly complicated. But it occurs to me, complicated may not be the answer. That even the most simple intentions can be profound. The cool breeze coming through the...

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I’m Too Much and Not Enough

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Ahas, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 1 comment

I’m Too Much and Not Enough

I often catch myself thinking paradoxical “all or nothing thoughts”. Recently, I heard myself saying, “ I’m too much” and then I realized, I’m also “not enough”. How can I be both at the same time? Or do they neutralize one another? That is what I am now deciding. Since I was small, I always felt too big. I have always been loud which makes people feel like shushing me. I understood that boys liked pretty girls, not brash girls. That children should be seen and no heard. I had such deep fears and passions, I felt the disapproval...

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Our Ability to Change is Not about Willpower

Posted by on Sep 13, 2019 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Our Ability to Change is Not about Willpower

(This is a repost from a year and a half ago. I forget myself, my writing, and my truth until I read my pieces and say “Heck Ya!”. Enjoy.) If it were a matter of willpower, we’d all be willing ourselves into success and abundance and skinniness. Yes your ability to change starts with your intent and your why but after that there’s a trick to do what you want. Your belief in your worthiness and your self-trust are what’s standing between you and what you want. And your fear is what’s in charge until they...

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Testing, Testing, is this Parent On ?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Little Guy Lessons, Midlife Motherhood, Raising Fair Fiona | 4 comments

Testing, Testing, is this Parent On ?

This first week of school is notoriously rough for our youngest. There are new teachers, new routines, and new buses to acquaint themselves with. And I fully expect our train to derail somewhere in the middle of back to school week. I was slightly mistaken in that there weren’t as many neurotic breakdowns and a crying fits. But the weekend brought me the brunt of the week with not so fab behavioral choices. The tall one was seemingly good until we found he’d smuggled his phone up to his room for late night phone poking and gaming...

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Oh Universe, What Would You Have Me Do?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in Ahas, Community, Daily Shalagh, Essayist, Health and Body Wellness, Random, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Oh Universe, What Would You Have Me Do?

We mistrust ourselves so much, we have to hand much of our decision making over to another power. We create elaborate ways to make decisions. Drop a divining line down and see which way it swings to decide (dowsing pendulum). Pick your arm up and drop it to see if you should eat it (applied kinesiology). Because it’s awfully hard admitting that you have no faith in your own decisions and easier to give it over to something else. The exception being God. But most of us are faithless and frenetic. The Drowning man story is the best story...

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Taking off From the Runway

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, writing, Writing Life | 0 comments

Taking off From the Runway

Seems recently, my brain has made enough room to allow for some actions in directions that I had “always meant” to go, but hadn’t gone yet. Begin the unstuck here.  I had purchased a series of talks on fear which have wallowed in my email box until suddenly recently, I dialed it up and listened.  And then today, I was driving in the car and I remembered I had a link in my browser tabs to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons podcast. And I dialed that up and began to listen to the first episode of season one from 2015. The Universe...

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The World Pushes

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

The World Pushes

The world is full of people who are all fulfilling their destinies. Their GASes are theirs. They believe that they need to make these GASes (give a shoots) happen in order for their lives to be “Happy”. And then you have yours. And sometimes, their goals encroach, overlap, and eek into your life. Boundaries are an important part of life. And are something that most of our parents did not teach us. Because they wanted their way too. Why give us veto power on their edicts? But, boy howdy, we need them when the world pushes. Because it will. And...

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Listening to My Inner Truth

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Community, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 1 comment

Listening to My Inner Truth

Our family just went to see Toy Story 4 recently in which Buzz Lightyear learns from Woody that listening to his inner voice will help him make the best life choices. And so throughout the rest of the movie, he’d yank on his pull string and interpret his “inner voice” to guide him. It was brilliant. Call it inner voice or intuition, people tend to get their Intuition mixed up with their Should Managers. I’ve done this repeatedly and it always gets me in trouble. Instead of listening to what will nourish my heart and soul, I make a...

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A Throwback to Summer Two Years Ago

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

A Throwback to Summer Two Years Ago

I came across this, my last newsletter from two years ago. So much has happened since then. If you are a regular reader, you’ll already know that I finally gave myself permission to ask for anxiety medication last November, 2018. So this newsletter is a snapshot of who I used to be. My hope is to begin these again sooner than later! As the Summer gains speed, I’d like to start the practice of being in touch with my readership. You’ll still find three new posts weekly sent out at 6:30 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Our seasonal...

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