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Daily Shalagh

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

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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Gearing Up For the Christmas Crazies

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Gearing Up For the Christmas Crazies

The holidays are here. I told my husband last night that I feel like a blender without enough liquid. It groans as it tries to blend the contents and becomes bogged down and then it begins to make a high pitch whirring noise as the blades are spin below the contents. It is the nature of the time of year. This sudden burst of busyness feels a little like September after a hot lazy Summer. You can see it coming but you still feel caught unprepared. Except with the holidays, there’s production value to consider and scheduling snafus...

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My Upcoming 2019 Soul Selfie Challenge

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Community, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

My Upcoming 2019 Soul Selfie Challenge

On December 1st, 2019, I will be hosting My third Soul Selfie Challenge online on Instagram. What the heck is that, you ask? This is what that is. I am all about the deeper conversations. The ones we have that we say “Wow” during or after. Where we feel we have to take note of what we may have just learned. I am a deep soul explorer and I like to go there, especially in the company of like-minded people. Using the prompts, December 1st -Remember Dec. 2nd – Kindness Dec. 3rd – Soul-Searching Dec. 4th – Solitude Dec. 5th...

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Being Thankful (What Else Would I Write About)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Being Thankful (What Else Would I Write About)

The burble and hustle of the holidays are about to spill over the edge of my life. Before I put my head down and belly up to my ” We are All Event Planners ” position, I’d like to pause and tell you the reasons why I do any of this. A few of the numerous things I am grateful for at this time of the year. I am grateful for: The food that I prepare but did not grow. The kindness of the children I birthed. The afternoon sunbeam through my window. The garden dirt I potentially can grow stuff in. The clean water I have to drink....

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Why Does My Self-Interest Waver?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Self-Discovery, writing | 2 comments

Why Does My Self-Interest Waver?

I am wondering what my deal is when it comes to my wavering self-interest. I understand that I prioritize my children and my family above myself. I understand that everything I may do that is a creative endeavor is a risk of showing my authentic self and getting whooped. Fear does a lot of dances around not showing up for yourself. And my bad opinion of egomania is well-established and substantiated which makes me not want to be that way. Except, I’m a writer for goodness sake. I have to find what I think somewhat interesting to begin...

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51% Belief Will Make it Happen

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

51% Belief Will Make it Happen

You will not do what you do not believe you can do. You can hope and wish for change but the spark for creating the change lies in your heart. What you believe is possible. What you believe isn’t won’t happen. You need a 51% belief factor to realize your dream. A knowledge of the future that you can will it so, that the Universe is rooting for you to do this. Otherwise, your lack of belief will only serve to sabotage you. If you find yourself saying “see, I knew it wouldn’t work out” remember this, you believed it into being...

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Sacrificial Squirrel

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Random | 0 comments

Sacrificial Squirrel

Gruesome sights, they’re everywhere. Wild and dead animals, vehicular crime scenes aplenty. Eyeballs popping out or just cold blackened stares. Bloody swaths on the street. Must be Fall. Beware the frenzied Kamikaze squirrels, ironically with only the business of survival on their minds. Beware the hunted doe running from bucks and bullets. Overpopulation is their unbeknownst doom otherwise. Compassionately I remove the carcasses, the now soulless bodies from the roadway. I delivered a handsome deceased fox back to the woods from where...

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KIndness

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, The Soapbox, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Why is it we think that we assume other people will suck? That they’ll be mean to us if we ask them for a hand or a hot shot. Why are we so surprised when we are rewarded with humanity. I have recently noticed that when I present myself to the world with a glad and kind heart, a smile and a wave, and a little more confidence than I used to have, I am rewarded with the same. In fact, my kindness expands as I give it out. I touch them with the flame and they light up. Kindness is the gift that keeps on giving. It costs nothing yet it is...

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Community is a Necessary Evil

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Community, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Community is a Necessary Evil

I’ve just come away from organizing a successful fundraiser for my church community. Everyone showed up for the fundraiser bringing food and auction items and they enjoyed laughing and dancing within that community of people. This is the sort of experience that strengthens our individual selves as well as the community. Makes us feel wanted, needed, and gives us a sense of belonging. And then there’s those other moments as a part of a group. When someone says something that pisses you off. When you feel taken advantage of or...

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