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

The Number One Fear You’re Basing Your Choices On

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

The Number One Fear You’re Basing Your Choices On

There’s an epidemic that’s got the world paralyzed. You can’t see it on the surface. People go about their business seemingly happy. They dress for success and practice self-care like they mean it. But underneath many many people are suffering from an affliction of their souls which they hide rather well. They live for the acceptance of others.   We’re so afraid of what others might think that we no longer know we are. It just is part of our logical daily equation. We must have this or that because that’s...

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My Remodeled Pink Dining Room

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Housewifery, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Nest Feathers - Home Design, Visual Me | 2 comments

My Remodeled Pink Dining Room

It was recently brought to my attention that I had never posted the “redecorate the dining room” post. This was a May ’17 project I set myself to completing before hosting a dinner party, taking our green dining room and transforming it into a pink dining room. And I was truly pleased with myself and the results. This room reno cost a little over $200 including awesome rug, paint, and curtains. And is a monument to decorating minimalism and intuition.   At least five years ago, I decided to paint my dining room Chartreuse green. I...

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The Fall Soul Selfie Challenge of 2017 Wrap-Up

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

The Fall Soul Selfie Challenge of 2017 Wrap-Up

For two years, in both the Spring and Fall, I’ve hosted this Soul Selfie Challenge. I thought up the #Soul_Selfie hashtag the Winter of 2015 wanting to name the kinds of posts I was compelled to write. And then I realized I needed to search out other people who felt the same compulsion to discover themselves as I did. I knew I needed company in my self-discovery journey. Already an established and happy Instagram user, the Soul Selfie Challenge was born. A week-long prompt using challenge, it’s an opportunity to dig a little...

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Tunisian Stew

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Housewifery, My Joy of Cooking | 0 comments

Tunisian Stew

I was first introduced to Tunisian Stew, aka Seven Vegetable Stew, when a friend hosting an annual dinner party served it. I was dubious about the meatless stew but was surprised at the substantial texture and the exotic and Middle Eastern flavors including Tumeric and Cinnamon. This vegetable stew is a good go-to when I’ve got my vegetarian family members coming over as it boasts lots of flavor as the fennel and raisins are a sweet component. Although I feel the addition of the feta and toasted almonds on top are necessary for salty...

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What Came From The True Self Prompt on My Soul Selfie Challenge

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

What Came From The True Self Prompt on My Soul Selfie Challenge

This week I’m in the midst of hosting my fourth Soul Selfie Challenge meant to spur and spark people to dig a little deeper and do some self-inquiry on what they believe about themselves or their lives or life in general. It’s about inner snapshots, not outer ones. We are looking to engage with each other and show a little of our true self. One of the hardest jobs hosting an Instagram challenge is to come up with prompt words that will inspire thoughtful responses. And where I have picked more specific words in the past that give...

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The Door That I’ve Been Staring At But Can’t Open

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

The Door That I’ve Been Staring At But Can’t Open

I love to learn. I take online course and do free email challenges. I read newsletters and watch people’s live webinars. I continue to gain my understanding of what myself and others can offer the world and why. But all that can not do the one thing I need to get me started. Give me courage. Sometimes the doing is getting past the fear. Sometimes it’s grabbing the door handle. I watch dumbly as people explain to me the ways I can make my “business” “successful” and “stand out”. But here’s me saying “What business?” Do I want...

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I Return to the Matter of Self-Value

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Writing, writing | 0 comments

I Return to the Matter of Self-Value

I am always circling around to a question of my self-value. I stop short of setting goals or understanding my purpose for the simple fact that I do not understand my worth. I suspect I’m not alone in this either. So many women are waiting for permission to value themselves. I picked up a self-development book by Rhonda Britten called Change Your Life in 30 Days, in which one of the daily tasks is to list five acknowledgements of things I’ve accomplished. And this seems to be a good task for refueling the self-value tank. So often,...

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The Fall Soul Selfie Challenge is Here

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Friendship | 2 comments

The Fall Soul Selfie Challenge is Here

On May 15th of 2016, I hosted my first Soul Selfie Challenge. As you may already know, I’m all about introspection. And I conceived of the hashtag #Soul_Selfie to house posts that I felt were deeper . And so naturally, next I had to offer up a week-long Instagram challenge to share some deeper thoughts with my community. Except, I was terrified! I direct messaged a group of four people I trusted and asked them if I should host a challenge and their solid advice was to take the Nike approach and “Just Do It”. Bless their supportive...

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Hello to October and My Plans

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Writing | 3 comments

Hello to October and My Plans

You’ve probably noticed it’s October already. Your calendar and your weather probably gave it away. But the meaning of the season change is personal and relative to each of us. For me it’s a slowing down and an opportunity for deeper work.   Yes, this is the month I got married and the month my husband and two of my very good friends were born in. It’s the weather shift I adore the most from Summer to actual Fall, and consequently I feel most alive in. But it’s also back to school time where I get more...

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Plans and Choices Are Yours to Make

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

Plans and Choices Are Yours to Make

When I became a new Mom, I perfected part of my system of finding hope by making plans. I would go to the library and collect books on whatever my questioned subject was. And then I would read and read and read. I’d grab some knowledge tidbit from these books and make a plan to use it. This would give me hope to change the outcome I’d been enduring, (think baby perpetually waking at 3 am or continuing to stand up in crib instead of falling asleep) and get me through the days better by fighting my anxiety with an action plan. My...

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