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

What Do You and I Expect From Shalavee in 2020

Posted by on Jan 22, 2020 in Blogging Along, Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 1 comment

What Do You and I Expect From Shalavee in 2020

I’ve been keeping this on the down low but there’s really no going back so I might as well share it with you. The blog is actually (for reals) getting revamped. And I can not tell you how stuck and petrified I am. See at 53, I am no longer eager and naive. I have been writing this blog for near 8 years and still have never had a new format or a bunch of readers. All I needed was just to have a place where I could practice writing and publish my thoughts several times a week. An online journal, as it were, where others could be...

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Finding a Way to Be the Most Me I Can Be

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Finding a Way to Be the Most Me I Can Be

I’ve strayed off the path to myself. I’ve been an impostor for a long time. Maybe it began when I was a kid and I was told to be quieter and not draw attention to myself. Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to writing what I feel so honestly; so that I may rediscover my truer self. But I feel like the true destination is an ease within at being me that I have yet to feel completely. Of course fear is to blame for keeping me in the dark. That “savior’ we hold in our breasts, that bestie for life. But what kind of friend...

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Setting the Record Straight About Authenticity

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons, writing | 0 comments

Setting the Record Straight About Authenticity

Being authentic, honest, or forthright is still considered a crime in our modern society. It’s understood that if you tell the truth about your background, heritage, or state of mind, you are asking for trouble. You could be judged and shunned for these truths. It’s crazy-talk to be outright honest. Many African Americans “passed” as white and were glad they could. Being “dishonest” saved lives. The Irish weren’t treated any better. If only they could lose their accents. And women would use a male pen name just...

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Mindmapping My Goals for 2020

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Mindmapping My Goals for 2020

I was feeling inevitably untethered in the first days of the New Year. I had produced an amazing heartfelt soulfulfilling holiday experience. And now it was time to pack it up and move on. I grieved for a little while and then I began to search for a way out. And what I found was a way to creatively look toward the new year: Mindmapping my upcoming year’s goals. In my previous post A Little Post Christmas Blues , I said I’d show my work. Here’s the YouTube video that inspired me to do this. Her name is Taylor, she lives in...

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Stop Apologizing to Me People

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, Random, The Soapbox | 0 comments

Stop Apologizing to Me People

During the past month, I have noticed a rather disturbing trend. People perpetually apologize for themselves. I’ll just be walking, enough room for all of us to walk, and suddenly someone will pass me by and apologize for themselves. I can not figure out why they have apologized. And this has happened at least four times in a month. Why are we compelled to apologize for our existence? Am I truly sorry I was born? While I’ve met people who are mad that they were born and there’s not a daggone thing you can do for them,...

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Quietly Starting off 2020

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Blogging Along, Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Quietly Starting off 2020

I took a lot of lovely pictures during the Holidays but wasn’t compelled to share them. There’s a calm withdrawal from much of what I automatically have done. I want to find a deeper place to draw from. I am yearning for a profounder place of purpose. Authentically sharing what I know I need to and not because I think people will like me for it. All of the changes I’ve made have come from my intuition. I watch people, I listen to what they say that makes sense to me, I incorporate the feeling and the thoughts, and I turn in...

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Holidays without Anxieties Update

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Midlife Motherhood, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Holidays without Anxieties Update

We’re in full holiday swing now and the mood is different than ever before. Because I’m different. Backstage at the Nutcracker night, I told the other mothers that I had been an ever-loving mess last year but I’m medicated this year. They laughed but this is my truth; I am a different person this year. And I owe that to making a life-changing decision to ask for medication for my anxieties. Helping myself out of the perpetual swirling vortex of anxiety is allowing me to be present for myself, for my family, and also for...

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Another Day, Another Sinus Infection

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Health and Body Wellness, Midlife Motherhood | 2 comments

Another Day, Another Sinus Infection

I have what is termed chronic sinusitis. A have a whopping good amount of allergies. When that got added to an undiagnosed deviated septum which only got operated on not two years ago,  I suffered numerous sinus infections in a year. When it’s really bad, it feels like I have dirt packed into my forehead. And I can hear the little bacterium multiplying as a clicking noise in my face. Years later, I’m receiving weekly allergy shots and, even though I get way less infections in a year, I always feel a little scared when I get one...

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What I Learned of Late

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Ahas, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

What I Learned of Late

I am ruminating on a few lessons this week. Lessons about shame and forgiveness. Lessons on patience and persistence and presence. And lessons on paradox. See, I am a learner. I am always keeping an eye and an ear open for the next lesson. And the only way I can see to have life be worth the hassle is to grab the lessons as they go by, even if they are prickly ones. I learned recently that if something really really bothers you about what some one else said or did, it’s most likely reflective of something in you that you are not so...

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Soul Selfie 2019

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in Community, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 2 comments

Soul Selfie 2019

We just wrapped up my third Soul Selfie Challenge hosted by me on Instagram. The first time I hosted this was in May of 2016, the second in October of 2017, and then this one was from the 1st to the 7th of December of 2020. I can say I am thrilled and fulfilled as a result of this challenge every time. There were 197 posts and maybe 20 people together for a week acting as a community. The intention behind the challenge was to spend a week exploring prompts in a deeper fashion than we usually do online. And I am always so pleased to have...

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