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Grab the Gratitude as it’s Going By

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Community, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Grab the Gratitude as it’s Going By

Today I realized that gratitude grounds me after I fly out of my bounds. Because yesterday was a great day until it wasn’t. I made what felt like a fatal mistake and deleted about 80 posts on my blog out of ignorance, or perhaps it was unconscious self-sabotage. Either way, they were gone and as I tried to right my wrong, I reached out to my community for their support. And they showed up for me. Gratitude is now what I’m feeling for both the restoration of my posts and the outpouring of love and kindness from my people, many of...

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Proactive Possibilities

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Blogging Along, Community, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 2 comments

Proactive Possibilities

I spend a lot of time seeing if I can do things. And then, once I prove them possible, I stop. The impetus always seems to lie in my proving that nothing is impossible or forbidden. But where I’d like to see myself end up is knowing all that I can and am and moving into using that to go where I want. I want to be proactive with my life. Creatively weaving all of anything that serves me into a bigger purpose. If I an the Ambassador of Creativity, what do I want to do to lead people toward their creative purposes? How can I have fun and...

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Celebrating 7 Years of Blogging and My Blogaversary

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 2 comments

Celebrating 7 Years of Blogging and My Blogaversary

When I began my blog 7 years ago, all I knew was that I was creating an opportunity to write. My number one goal was to improve my writing. Little did I realize that I would be forced into becoming a social media maven. Or ignite my creativity and use these benefits to lower my anxieties. I had a lot of learning and growth ahead of me. I also had some tough times as I watched the world of people go do the things they were meant to do and leave me in their wake. When you are online, it’s very hard to not notice that other people are...

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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 Life | 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, Wisdom Lessons, Writing Life | 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, Wisdom 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, Nestmaker | 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, Wisdom 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, Wisdom 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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