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

Drew’s Story of the Spinach Salad

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery | 1 comment

Drew’s Story of the Spinach Salad

Often we live and experience our lives through an expectation or understanding we developed as children and we’re sure that it is and will always be this way. How do we know our truths are absolute? A truth to us can be completely distorted until we come face to face with it. Our friend Drew has a story he tells about being in a café in Ireland. And he looks on the menu and decides to order the Spinach salad. Apparently there were other elements that were being offered with the spinach that seemed appealing . His experience up to this...

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Pitching the “When I Lose Weight” Clothing

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Health and Body Wellness | 4 comments

Pitching the “When I Lose Weight” Clothing

I am still engaged in a lifelong battle against my own body. A perpetual hostage of “when I lose weight”. Most of the past three decades has been spent judging my physical self as under par and trying to fix it (This may also have applied to how I felt about my mind too but we’ll stick to the injustice at hand …and belly and… ). I have been in a perpetual battle of disgust with myself and I am so very tired now. I’d like to call a cease fire. There is no fix for this fixed fight and I will always lose....

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Summer 2018 Continues

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Daily Shalagh, Family | 0 comments

Summer 2018 Continues

Summer 2018 is rolling out in a leisurely fashion. It started out at a run when we went straight to the beach the weekend after school let out. But that ended up being a great thing for all of us to be put into the official Summer mode. I’ve allowed myself to sleep or lay in bed in the mornings knowing there was no rush to do anything. I have kept up with dual art challenges which forces me to take a break and be creative. I had a great time just being outside in the beautiful weather we’ve had recently. And generally, it feels...

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They Do As They See

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Raising Fair Fiona, The Good Mother | 0 comments

They Do As They See

We all mean well as parents. Well most of us. We mess up trying to overcompensate for the advantages we didn’t have as children. We spoil them and we coddle them when all they really need is our undivided attention and our faith in them. But the one thing many of us seem to overlook is that how we treat ourselves shows them how to treat themselves. And that is only a good story if we are good to ourselves. There is a woman at the exercise gym I belong to who teaches several fitness classes. And her hyper self-loathing comes out when she...

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A Wrap Up for the Our Creative June Challenge

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Community, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Visual Me | 4 comments

A Wrap Up for the Our Creative June Challenge

And just like that, we’ve come to the end of Our Creative June! I hosted this challenge on Instagram where I encouraged people to join me in creating something daily in the month of June and post it with the #OurCreativeJune and #OurCreativeSelves hashtags, and they did! These artists and creatives stepped up onto the platform alongside me and we collectively creatively kicked butt. When I chose to double my offerings to arting twice daily by taking on the ICAD (index card a day) challenge as well as my 100 Day Project (...

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Five Things For the End of June

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Random | 0 comments

Five Things For the End of June

When I’m without an idea to post, five things no doubt will be my most: One – A concert performed by amazing talented young people and organized and conduced by amazing and talented music teachers. My son performed a really cool duet with his clarinet teacher. Two– A crabcake and corn dinner with German potato salad, bread, and tomatoes. And Grammy. Three – Bills are payed with no worries of going without. Four – Summer started out and continues more gently than in the past years. No Plummeting Space Junk. Five – I dyed my hair...

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Fear’s Worst Casualty is Hope

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, How Does My Garden Grow, Self-Discovery | 2 comments

Fear’s Worst Casualty is Hope

Today was a breakthrough day for me. A gorgeous June day with a breeze that lifted your spirit upwards. So I went out to the backyard and I gardened. Not a big deal to anyone else but a huge deal to me. I haven’t allowed myself to garden in a long time. And this decision has just left me feeling hopeless. For years. The cause has been so many things, but mostly, I gave up. Fear of not doing it well enough or not having the talent, time, money, or whatever other lie fear will tell you and “see ya’ later” soul gratifying thing. I...

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Let Joy and Glee Rule

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Let Joy and Glee Rule

You can start over at anytime. I say this and I believe it yet there are layers to every awakening and restarting. And today I’ve, discovered another layer. In order to move onward, I am in a perpetual state of revisiting and re-asking myself the same questions. What makes me happiest? Where is my joy and my glee? What makes me think that life isn’t supposed to have joy and glee ruling my decisions? When we ask our inner selves questions like these instead of bullying ourselves by telling ourselves what we think we should do, we...

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All the Things

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Ahas, Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

All the Things

She said she was going to get “ All the Things” done while she was kid free. And I knew exactly what she meant. And now I realize why it felt so familiar. Both with my to do lists and in my creative endeavors, I fear “All the Things” are beyond what anyone needs to try to do. And I am overwhelmed and in a constant state of lack for pursuing this lie of accomplishment happiness. Seems this is very much a Creative’s curse. We are excited by all the possibilities and want to see how each thing will add to our lives. All the...

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The 100 Day Project: Days 55 through 75

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Pretty Pictures, She's Crafty, Visual Me | 0 comments

The 100 Day Project: Days 55 through 75

Back in April I started something I had previously believed was impossible for me. I began a 100 Day Challenge. I am doing a sketch a day with pencil and pastels on a 4 x 6 card. I am using everyday objects as an homage to the ordinary everyday experience that we all have in common. And I’m actually on day 76! I knew I could do this challenge based on my previous Summer’s completion of the ICAD (index card a day) challenge which is two months long. And in fact, I decided to go ahead and do the ICAD challenge this year in addition...

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