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What Are We Not Talking About ? Let’s Talk

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Writing | 0 comments

What Are We Not Talking About ? Let’s Talk

(A little late coming to you today as I was sick this weekend and still am) If you read me regularly, you’ll know there’s not much I’m not talking about. Not necessarily current events but I will discuss what they really mean to each of us. I will always tell my truth, I will offer perspective, and I will look for hope. So what am I not talking about that we should be talking about? How about Women’s issues? It really wasn’t until recently that I realized that women were oppressing themselves.  That was a new...

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A Wholehearted Living Piece : My Growth Life Story

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Writing | 1 comment

A Wholehearted Living Piece : My Growth Life Story

I am overjoyed to announce my participation and publication today on Terri Connellan’s blog, Quiet Writing. My piece titled Gathering My Lessons for her wholehearted living series is live now.  The back-story? I met fellow writer Terri Connellan through Instagram. She has been an inspiration to me in many ways. Last year, I said I’d love to contribute to her Wholehearted Living series and Terri said “Yes please” for the end of March. My February Viva Havana fundraiser led right into this, essentially my writing my...

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What Are We Writing For ?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, writing | 4 comments

What Are We Writing For ?

I know a lot of writers. All different sorts of types of writing. I can’t say I’ve read all their stuff because I haven’t but I respect them. All of their hard work and their dedication to what they need to express in their writing is very impressive. Devotion to self-expression is impressive. And I wonder, what are they writing for? They know why they are writing and what fuels them. Maybe it’s catharsis. Or to figure something out. To add their unique phrasing and ideas to the world and be authentic within it. Or to...

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My Christmas Gift To Me

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Housewifery | 6 comments

My Christmas Gift To Me

(From Christmas 2013)    PMS, a full moon, and Christmas aren’t a good combo. Even with a whole lot done, I felt incomplete and irritated at everything this past week. Not feeling the ho ho ho in the holiday tone. Here I had a beautiful baby, everything to be grateful for, and I felt resentful. What? I want to judge it and yet I can’t when it may be telling me something needs an adjustment. I’ve been feeling more jazzed than ever to move ahead on my blog. Take the next step. I planned to use all the pictures I’d already taken, enjoy an...

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The Work and Waiting

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, writing | 4 comments

The Work and Waiting

As a new blogger, I knew I wanted to write and be read. And I wanted it all to happen right now. Happen naturally? Ha! Now, now, now with no waiting. And that tension of not believing I really could do it and wanting it now, served to deflate me instead of inspire me. My submissions were rejected, my site was not glamorous enough, and I just wasn’t narcissistic enough to perpetually fan the flames of fan-ship. Thankfully and eventually, I had enough sense to know this too would pass and I did keep writing because at least I knew...

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Hide and Seek : The Invisible Woman

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

Hide and Seek : The Invisible Woman

The process of valuing myself and what I have to offer the world all comes down to visibility and on choosing whether to be seen or whether to stay the invisible woman. Fear of unspoken imagined horrors like public ostracization will keep us from coming out and being our truest selves. We’ll put on “I’m fine” shows for our perceived audience while all the while hoping no one gets wind that we are anything but fine. I am so guilty of that. I’ve written many times about how I felt I was invisible. I couldn’t see myself...

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The Fall Soul Selfie Challenge is Here

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Friendship | 2 comments

The Fall Soul Selfie Challenge is Here

On May 15th of 2016, I hosted my first Soul Selfie Challenge. As you may already know, I’m all about introspection. And I conceived of the hashtag #Soul_Selfie to house posts that I felt were deeper . And so naturally, next I had to offer up a week-long Instagram challenge to share some deeper thoughts with my community. Except, I was terrified! I direct messaged a group of four people I trusted and asked them if I should host a challenge and their solid advice was to take the Nike approach and “Just Do It”. Bless their supportive...

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Hello to October and My Plans

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Writing | 3 comments

Hello to October and My Plans

You’ve probably noticed it’s October already. Your calendar and your weather probably gave it away. But the meaning of the season change is personal and relative to each of us. For me it’s a slowing down and an opportunity for deeper work.   Yes, this is the month I got married and the month my husband and two of my very good friends were born in. It’s the weather shift I adore the most from Summer to actual Fall, and consequently I feel most alive in. But it’s also back to school time where I get more...

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Plans and Choices Are Yours to Make

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

Plans and Choices Are Yours to Make

When I became a new Mom, I perfected part of my system of finding hope by making plans. I would go to the library and collect books on whatever my questioned subject was. And then I would read and read and read. I’d grab some knowledge tidbit from these books and make a plan to use it. This would give me hope to change the outcome I’d been enduring, (think baby perpetually waking at 3 am or continuing to stand up in crib instead of falling asleep) and get me through the days better by fighting my anxiety with an action plan. My...

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Impatience Makes You Feel You’ve Already Failed

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 2 comments

Impatience Makes You Feel You’ve Already Failed

Have you ever you read something and thought immediately you needed that to be true for you too? Sooner than Later. My journey through blogging and self-discovery has set me face to face with so many options and ideas on how to be and do. And it would seem that I often did myself an injustice with my impatience. I wanted desperately to change where I was on my journey timeline. I wanted to be successful and self-actualized already! But because I couldn’t, I felt perpetually bad instead. Personally, and professionally, I had set my...

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