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My Sixth Year Blogaversary

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 4 comments

My Sixth Year Blogaversary

Well, this blogaversary snuck up on me. Kind of like old age and thinning hair, suddenly you may not be rocking them but you own them, like it or not. I have had a blog, been blogging, been a blogger for six years this August. Not as long as some and not as successful as other blogs younger than me. That’s just how it is in the blogosphere, you can see who you’re comparing yourself to and then you have to tell yourself another story. I can say that at this blog has grown me in ways that I didn’t expect in the least. I became a better writer...

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Codependency

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

Codependency

Codependency is such a dirty word to say these days. I think most people have heard of it and my suspicion is that most people suffer to a degree from it. And like allergies and anxieties, most people also deny that. I can remember being in a therapy session when I was around 21 and feeling bad about something for my boyfriend. Like I had responsibility for having caused his feeling or I was trying to fix him (no surprise) and the therapist brought this to my attention. This was the first memory I can have of being aware that my tendency to...

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Not a Loser or a Gainer but a Wicked Maintainer

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 3 comments

Not a Loser or a Gainer but a Wicked Maintainer

When it comes to my body and my soul work, I can maintain what I’ve got for all eternity. It’s movement that I seem to be having a tough time with. I managed to move my body weight down maybe 6 pounds last year with Weight Watchers. And maintained it until Christmas when I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted assuming I’d gain it back. Which I did. I chose it. And now, a year later, I’m back where I started. Maintaining my weight gain despite good intentions and motivation. Not a loser or a gainer but a wicked...

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We Gather to Feel Hope

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Gathering My Lessons | 3 comments

We Gather to Feel Hope

As she poured us some of her white sangria, our hostess Annie admitted that she was compelled to organize our Saturday night gathering since she wasn’t a participant in the Women’s March that afternoon. I hadn’t traveled to Washington either and so the six of us, all Moms, sat and shared our feelings and concerns. And I felt grateful to be able to gather and share my fears and doubts with these women. It was validating and affirming and necessary. And as each of us had brought a nibble and a sweet, our opinions and stories...

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Thinking Through the Fear

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 6 comments

Thinking Through the Fear

I was sure there had to be another way of thinking of this. I was tired of being terrified of beginning my submission process again. There had to be a way that I could see and understand my fear that would make it OK. I needed to reframe it. And so I thought and thought as I drove the hour and a half home from Baltimore last night. You see, while having our birthday lunch a month ago, my best friend looked me in the eye and made me promise I’d start submitting my writing again. She said my stuff is as good as anyone’s out there...

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Wrap-Up of the Month-Long October Post-athon 2016

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 2 comments

Wrap-Up of the Month-Long October Post-athon 2016

And so again, my October month-long marathon post-athon of posting everyday is coming to an abrupt end. As usual, I’m here to tell you again why I did it and what I got out of it. Because that’s how these wrap up things work. See the previous years’ 2015 here, 2014 here, and here is the intro to the first time in 2013. Like many, I can get to telling myself lies about how I don’t have enough. Time is the biggest resource I can convince myself I’m lacking although it’s really fear of success I’m...

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Live to Tape Chats Starring Me

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Video Posts | 0 comments

Live to Tape Chats Starring Me

Since the end of July, I have been doing live video broadcasts from my Shalavee.com Facebook page here. My thoughts were that I like talking and people like to see people talk so why the heck don’t I start talking online. Subjects have included Burnout, Creativity, and Perfectionism which was the talk the screen froze and I had to finish in another broadcast. Irony is a funny sexy thing. After I am done taping the 10 -12 minute video, the live video goes to “tape” and is held on my page forever more. As of today, I have done...

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Everyday Posts in October and a Soul Selfie Challenge Too !

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 2 comments

Everyday Posts in October and a Soul Selfie Challenge Too !

As this month wraps up and my month of creativity/Create every day challenge comes to an end, a reminder and perhaps a surprise for new readers, October is the month where I will post a post everyday ! Yes, every loving day! PLUS I will be doing another Soul Selfie Instagram challenge. For the past several years, I’ve done an entire month of posts in October as a reminder to myself of how much I am capable of. That we can fit a lot of things into our lives with a bit of planning followed by a little autopilot. So 31 days of posting is...

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My Worth on this Earth : Should vs. Wanna Be

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

My Worth on this Earth : Should vs. Wanna Be

I hit a bumpy patch recently where I had to stop myself dead in my tracks. I was drowning in my own good ambitious intentions. And it wasn’t even August yet. So I pulled the plug on myself to reevaluate my priorities. Because knowing what you don’t want is as good as knowing what you do. My inherent worth on the planet was being mugged by shoulds. I’ve journaled a lot recently and sorting out what I think I see going on. This doesn’t mean I’ll have kicked this recurring habit, this brain hiccup I’m...

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The Next Ten Things You Didn’t know About Me

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Random, Silly I Tell You | 4 comments

The Next Ten Things You Didn’t know About Me

So so serious. I am always feeling like I’m taking myself so seriously. So this Friday, I wanted to do a Soul Selfie of another sort. Secrets and stories. Who am I? Whereas last time on my video lunchtime chat, I spoke about what it is to blog and why I do it, this time I want to talk about me, who and what I am. Do that “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Me” kinda thing. Off the top of my head: I have a ghost fear about swimming that I gave to my kid. So that I never empowered him to swim. I earned it honestly with...

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