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

Emerging from the New Year’s Lull

Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Blogging Along, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Homebody, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Emerging from the New Year’s Lull

I am considering how to emerge from the “Lull”. I’ve been working on so much behind the scenes and in my head. Caught up in the doing and not the showing and telling. Coming to terms with, acknowledging, establishing, understanding, and claiming my inner and outer worlds. I always struggle with what is important enough or necessary enough to share. I would tell you anything but where to start? Where to put your attention and my energy? The answer is somewhere, anywhere. Because if you wait until you create the perfect online plan or...

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Our Creative January Challenge for 2021

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Community, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 1 comment

Our Creative January Challenge for 2021

Announcing an Our Creative January Challenge to start off 2021 on the creative right foot . A creative community challenge I am hosting on Instagram. Since 2017, l’ve dared to host #ourcreativeselves community projects and #Soul_selfie challenges. As l continue to emerge from my creative and low self-esteem shells, these challenges have given voice to both my creative and soul searching selves and my communities. I forget this. I forget myself. Often. So this coming year, l want to remember myself and engage in more community...

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Moments of Profundity

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Family, Midlife Motherhood, Random | 1 comment

Moments of Profundity

I tried to sit with my thoughts today. To write. To extract some sort of profound truth from my day. And my brain said “sploop”. Moments of profundity sometimes won’t show up on demand betwixt days and days of 7 year old daughter harassment and 15 year old son idiocy. So be it. It may be enough that I breath today. And that’s OK. Happy Monday and I wish you profound moments in the coming week. I find life is a little more fun with profundity. Interested in reading my future ponderings on Creative Soul Living?Subscribe, via the...

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Take a Perfection Break in December

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 0 comments

Take a Perfection Break in December

I love the way careful empowering ideas and inklings spread in my online communities. This week what I heard was slow down. Perhaps we need to agree to take the month off together. Yes, I am still the event planner for December and that is a lot of work in and of itself. So maybe I need to let go of the rest of the “shoulds”. Maybe it’s not the best month to start a diet. Or create a regular exercise routine. Or write a blog post everyday. Or gather more email addresses for our businesses. Instead, I look forward to creativity galore,...

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Our Parents and Ourselves

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, Family | 1 comment

Our Parents and Ourselves

Anne Lamott said “Write as if your parents are dead.” In an attempt to save people from your truth, you censor yourself from writing about your pain. This pain has made you you and may have been caused by them. And this mutes your most important story. And now Their Shames have become yours. You were made complicit to their crimes against themselves and to you. If you tell, you’ll be bad. Ungrateful. Naughty. She added, this, “Remember that you own what happened to you. If your childhood was less than ideal, you may have been raised...

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What Low Self-Worth and Capitalism are Causing You to Do

Posted by on Nov 13, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, The Soapbox, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

What Low Self-Worth and Capitalism are Causing You to Do

We live in a society where lack of self-worth has become an epidemic. Low self-esteem is the new black. Most of us have come to believe in our inherent worthless and how we have to work hard, be successful, popular, attractive, healthy, wealthy, and be in control to earn worth. When we were babies, we knew our worth. All that adulation was as it should be. But as we grow up, we become unaware of our true, unlimited worth. We forgot? It was systematically drained from us as we grew. “The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and...

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Self-care Sunday Thoughts

Posted by on Nov 3, 2020 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Family | 0 comments

Self-care Sunday Thoughts

The rain has finally stopped and the blue skies are filled with cartoon exhaust clouds. My son’s friends are all happily yelling at the video game they are playing. The smell of chili and banana bread permeate the house. Am trying to squelch the pain of my SI joint which has returned with Ibuprofen. And I’m trying to figure how best to continue engage in the impossible task of getting my Mother out of her house. It keeps coming back to this. I wake in the morning and wonder what is the next best thing. I want to get her to where I...

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Ah Do Do Do, Ah Da Da Da, S’all I Want to Say to You

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, Family, Homebody, Keeping House and Mind Aligned | 1 comment

Ah Do Do Do, Ah Da Da Da, S’all I Want to Say to You

Am I doing it right? I dunno. Am I doing it anyway, Yup! This week is filled with anticipation of Autumn and all the cleaning and doing projects that seem to accompany the break in hot weather. Home and garden maintenance and cleaning. The windows look horrid. The bought potted perennials need planting. Things need painting. The littlest child is returning to school on Thursday. Seems no one died from the virus this week in Maryland. She will be masked and I will be driving her to school. But it gives me some hope that this will all be a...

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Reframe Your Slow: By Choice or By Force ?

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Reframe Your Slow: By Choice or By Force ?

Two women I know from my online community, and for whom I have great respect, both spoke in their newsletters about how they felt twitchy about feeling slowed down and awaiting things. The global trend to embrace the slow life as a way of living sounds so lovely but it’s a whole other thing to feel forced to slow down. Anna Lovind, the teacher of my Creative Doer course, said, “I find it incredibly frustrating to not be able to create swift change the way I’m used to. But maybe slow is what I can handle right now”. To have...

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Stay Strong and Let it Be OKay to Not Be OKay

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in Daily Shalagh, The Soapbox, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Stay Strong and Let it Be OKay to Not Be OKay

At the bank today, I overheard a woman say “Stay Strong” and I said, “I prefer that to’stay safe’.” The teller said that the woman who said that was starting a campaign to promote mental health awareness and depression support through this time. And I said, “I can totally support that. I’m spreading Stay Strong”. I am definitely affected by the weather, by my bodily and hormonal cycles, and by what I’ve heard or what has happened to me today. Some days I have the energy and some days I just don’t. It needs to be...

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