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

IG Inspiration

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh | 0 comments

IG Inspiration

Recently, every time I ask Eamon what he’s sniggering at on his phone, he says “Memes”, word pictures meant to simplify a concept or convey a joke or a truth. I role my eyes at him. But you know these quotes below from Instagram have rocked my “Aha” in just the right way. They may give you one too. View this post on Instagram How often do you overthink things? Feel overwhelmed by how complex things seem? I was reminded of this recently when I tried to work something out intellectually. Tried to make sure I...

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The Truest You is in the Next Thing You Do

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

The Truest You is in the Next Thing You Do

Ah smart girl, you long to fulfill your earthly purpose, to prove you have a right to exist. If you could just validate your life with just the right choices, it would all make sense again. But you no longer know yourself and you feel more and more lost. I get it. Repeat after me. “I am worth my effort. I am valid even when I do nothing. I am my reason why and nothing else will matter until that does. I will honor my precious existence and ask the Universal Mother to show me my very next step. And then I will devote myself to me and that step...

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Knowing Myself Will Connect Me To You

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Knowing Myself Will Connect Me To You

It continuously occurs to me that the better I know myself, the better I can understand my value to the world and to you whoever you might be. When I connect with me I can connect with you. And becoming myself is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I envy those people (all except the narcissists) for knowing what they are and the strengths that they bring to what they do in their lives. What a gift to have such confidence in what you are, your strengths, your gifts, and your purpose. No, not everyone has this. Some, like me,...

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Keep Aware of Your Dreams

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Raising Fair Fiona, Random | 2 comments

Keep Aware of Your Dreams

Last night I had a dream that I was being challenged by a short red-eyed robot girl who might have had red hair too. I topped that dream with a waitress dream. The one where I can’t put my waitressing uniform together or find a ticket book or a pen to take the orders. Thankfully, I woke up after telling everyone to evacuate the area which was under attack by an army. But I now know the robot girl is Fiona. I am keenly aware of my subconscious today. How about you? And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in...

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Reject the Meritocracy and Embrace Your Who-ness

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Reject the Meritocracy and Embrace Your Who-ness

I had a dream once where I heard myself say,”You are your purpose, you are your reason why.” I woke up and knew it was prophetic. But I didn’t yet believe it. But then yesterday, I had a similar profound thought. What if my purpose on this earth is just to be me and that gave others permission to be themselves? What if living and thriving actually looked like doing all those things I love to do. Connecting and communication with people and talking about self-development, creativity, and authenticity. I always assumed that a life’s...

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Grappling with My Not Enoughness

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Grappling with My Not Enoughness

My brain started to swirl two days ago. I thought, “this was inevitable” . I realized that my thoughts were familiar and the bad feelings that accompanied them were too. Not enoughness was rising up and threatening to swamp my mood and render me hopeless. I thought, the medication is failing just like I knew it would. I thought, why haven’t I started any project of meaning? I thought, I am not losing any weight on Weight Watchers gosh darn it. I thought, There’s too much and not enough. And so I sat on my couch and reached out for...

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The Seesaw of Being a Creative and a Parent

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Midlife Motherhood, Raising Fair Fiona, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

The Seesaw of Being a Creative and a Parent

The seesaw of being a creative and a parent . As mothers and creatives we can doubt ourselves. But creativity is necessary. It just requires our devotion to being in the moment, both with kids and us.

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When I Want You to Like Me

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 1 comment

When I Want You to Like Me

I cringe when I think about it. Not even that long ago, I really needed people to want to be with me. I attached so much importance to people’s response to my invitations to hang out that if they didn’t get back to me or refused me, I was crushed. I apparently have abandonment issues earned honestly from my Mom and Dad but still I find this annoying when we’re no longer talking about a five year old but a 52 year old. I put a lot of value in what people near and dear to me say and I want to spend time with them hearing it....

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Accepting Who We Are

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

Accepting Who We Are

I have reached a new place here at 52 where I want to understand who I am. It occurs to me that I have judged myself by who I am not. Compared myself to bars constructed at heights I saw others reaching. And that is always a half full place to occupy. Instead I want it to be easier. I want to want to be me in the place where I am right now today. And that requires an understanding of who me is. Science is revealing that our family’s history of trauma may be embedded in our DNA if not just our understanding of the trauma we’ve...

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Faith or Trust :Which Sideline are You Standing on

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 1 comment

Faith or Trust :Which Sideline are You Standing on

Faith and fear are the two motivating forces which shade our daily decisions. We always have the opportunity to choose how we perceive our reality and thus our resulting moods even when we don’t realize this. We are always deciding if we need to fear the situation or let it be OK whatever happens. We think we can control more than we do but, barring unseen tragedies and disasters, it’s only up to us to decide if our now is good or bad. If we choose to see good, we probably trust our surroundings and ourselves. If we feel fear, we...

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