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

Grab the Gratitude as it’s Going By

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Community, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Grab the Gratitude as it’s Going By

Today I realized that gratitude grounds me after I fly out of my bounds. Because yesterday was a great day until it wasn’t. I made what felt like a fatal mistake and deleted about 80 posts on my blog out of ignorance, or perhaps it was unconscious self-sabotage. Either way, they were gone and as I tried to right my wrong, I reached out to my community for their support. And they showed up for me. Gratitude is now what I’m feeling for both the restoration of my posts and the outpouring of love and kindness from my people, many of...

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A Woman’s Worth

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Daily Shalagh | 2 comments

A Woman’s Worth

( This piece was published a year and a half ago in May of 2107 and yet I thought of it the other day and when I happened upon it today, I knew it needed to be re-shared. Feel your truth and spread it wide). She got onto a fancy white SUV parked next to me in the Royal Farm Store parking lot. She carried herself well, had a few tattoos on her arms, but the lyrics of the song she was blasting from her car radio made me wince. A man rapped about getting or not getting something that starts with a P and is another word for a kitty cat or, in...

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A Few Personal Cooking (and Eating)Trends

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Daily Shalagh | 2 comments

A Few Personal Cooking (and Eating)Trends

I adore cooking and look forward to the summer season to make a few favorites with our tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. We grew both sauce tomatoes and sandwich tomatoes as well as grape and yellow cherry tomatoes called Sungolds. I always make gazpacho with the first tomatoes served with shrimp and homemade croutons. Gazpacho recipe here. The Sungolds and grape tomatoes are great roasted and then used as a compote. With eggs or added to a sauce, the sweetness becomes richer with the roasting. Something that I’ve come to really enjoy...

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Tweaking My Social Media Settings Makes It a Good Thing

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Daily Shalagh | 0 comments

Tweaking My Social Media Settings Makes It a Good Thing

I am a sensitive half introvert and half extrovert. I don’t want to be beaten and battered by too much information via the internet lest it would explode my head. So no news is good for me. It’s taken me a few years to understand how social media works for me. Not to be popular or to be hired but how it works for my well-being. I thought I would share in hopes that it may help give you permission to connect or disconnect in ways you hadn’t considered. My first few faraway online friends were actually made via a site called...

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Our Inspiration Makes Us as It Renovates Us

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018 in Daily Shalagh | 2 comments

Our Inspiration Makes Us as It Renovates Us

Much that I have seen and read has disappeared from my memory. And still other books have affected me in glorious ways, although I can’t quote passages from these books. Sometimes what we are reading and listening to may not seem to be life-changing , but slight shifts within us can shade the way we progress from thereon. Last year I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic and Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly. But had an immense impact on what I thought about my creativity and my need to risk the outcome of this creativism. But it...

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The Year of Doing

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 5 comments

The Year of Doing

This year was about doing. Saying I can because I did. And if I did, what else could I do? Because all the talking in the world doesn’t get it done. You can certainly plan out your steps. In fact that’s a great way to prepare to get it done. Pro-activity is always a plus. But getting it done turns out to be just you taking the time to do the work. My fear threatened to take me off the right track on these occasions when I went in for the work kill. There was a chorus of cants. I would just let them blow by me like the hot air that...

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With No Definition of Success Or Enough, You’re a Hamster on a Wheel

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Family, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 4 comments

With No Definition of Success Or Enough, You’re a Hamster on a Wheel

I once read that you won’t know if you have succeeded if you don’t have a picture of what success looks like. I found that profound and daunting as I wasn’t allowed to succeed so I’d be unable to come up with that. I can also see now that having no definition of enough would wear one out in a never-ending pursuit of it. The proverbial hamster’s treadmill of running and never getting there. Yet aren’t these two words the hinge pin for American success? They used to call me the Energizer Bunny because I was...

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Seven Methods to Help Develop Self-Trust

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Seven Methods to Help Develop Self-Trust

I believe that the key to vanquishing our anxieties is in developing our self-trust. We are fearful of everything as long as we don’t think we have what it takes to make the decisions we need to make daily. We have trip anxiety and agoraphobia because we fear we can’t handle what’s next, even if we’ve proven ourselves capable countless times before. I am busy tweaking my self-trust through my intentional creativity. And I would like very much to get to a point where I not only trust myself, but value and revere what I...

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My Choice and My Recipe for Happiness

Posted by on Sep 3, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

My Choice and My Recipe for Happiness

My Happiness is mine to choose. And as overwhelming as that seems in choosing what that looks like, I’d rather the chance to vote. So I’ve embarked to rewrite my life script and reprogram my thoughts about me and my life that apparently hadn’t been working for me for a long time. They didn’t have a plan for me. I had to make one up for myself. It never occurred to me that I could choose happiness. I’d lived so long in misery by rules I assumed governed me, I saw no other choices. But there were so many choices I...

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Proactive Possibilities

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Blogging Along, Community, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 2 comments

Proactive Possibilities

I spend a lot of time seeing if I can do things. And then, once I prove them possible, I stop. The impetus always seems to lie in my proving that nothing is impossible or forbidden. But where I’d like to see myself end up is knowing all that I can and am and moving into using that to go where I want. I want to be proactive with my life. Creatively weaving all of anything that serves me into a bigger purpose. If I an the Ambassador of Creativity, what do I want to do to lead people toward their creative purposes? How can I have fun and...

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