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Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Gathering My Lessons | 2 comments

Your Community

The beginning of the year found me dreading my duties ahead. I had somehow volunteered to spearhead our fellowship’s fundraiser and I was not excited. My ego was dreadfully afraid of failing and two wise men gave me some extraordinary advice. One said, “your community will show up for you” and the other said, “if it fails, it’s your community that will have failed not you”. Permission and perspective were gained immediately.   Two days ago, I sent out an email requesting help with the food for this Cuban themed event. I needed some...

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My Recent Shift from I Can’t to I Can

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

My Recent Shift from I Can’t to I Can

My consciousness of my thoughts and the world brought a new concept to me recently which resonated. Do I think that “the world is for me or against me” ? Say something bad happens to me today, do I think that I deserve this? Is the world thwarting me in my efforts to rise? It may sound silly but I do believe that for most of my life, I had a tragic sense of lost or missed worth. That the world knew that I was less than and I was just complying with that decision until I was worth more. So yes, I believe I’ve held the belief that the...

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January Decisions

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery, The Good Mother | 4 comments

January Decisions

Like a permanent pause, the winter break has extended out with snowy weather. We are all at home again today doing what work or play needs to be done. I am trying stay patient, understanding that this too shall pass and we’ll be busy busy busy again soon enough. It’s an odd place to be. But I also realize it is an opportunity to look at the decisions I need to make about who I want to be this year. And see if I’m prioritizing others over myself. And what fears I may be avoiding. See, not too long ago I was an underachieving...

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My Word of the Year for 2018 : Trust

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

My Word of the Year for 2018 : Trust

Let me start by saying that by March ’17 , I had abandoned my 2017 word of the year on the side of the road. It asked too much of me. Or should I say, it asked for inauthenticity. A fake it until you make it attitude I couldn’t buy into. My word was Courage but adopting it never made me feel courageous. I didn’t trust it. And then I just didn’t have it in me to find another word. So this year I had a “screw a word for the year” mindset. I went for a walk yesterday in the freezing cold and darned if my word...

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Live in The Chaotic Moment (Now is all you Have)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Self-Discovery | 4 comments

Live in The Chaotic Moment (Now is all you Have)

This was several days ago looking into my kitchen. I grabbed the moment and my perspective through my camera. The recycling had already been taken to the dump yet a pile awaited its shuffle into the very frigid garage. The counters and stove were covered in grease and crumbs and dirty dishes. The groceries yet to be unpacked. Complete chaos. And having used up all of my leftovers and depleted my grocery supply, I did a fruits,veggies, and milk shop (a woman at the store exclaimed that all she wanted now was a salad!). I went ahead and made...

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Belief

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Son Shine, The Good Mother | 4 comments

Belief

( Enjoy this post From 2015)   Belief is the word of the week, of the season. Wrapping up the year, this concept means the most to me now. And so I will start and end on what the word belief has meant to me recently in hopes that I can both make sense and find closure in the way I see things to be now. I believe in the wonder and joy of the spirit of Christmas. That the generosity and kindness of man and womankind can rise us above our basic tendencies of smallness to bring about great moments of small humanity. That is what...

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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...

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Go Gently into Christmas

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 0 comments

Go Gently into Christmas

I am not that person putting up her Christmas tree on Thanksgiving. In fact, frankly I need it to be December before I can let Christmas music into my head via my ears. I believe in easing into Christmas. I want the time to build the anticipation. Get the tree and light it. Then decorate. And enjoy it for several weeks before I strip it and ditch it’s crunchy lifeless body into the brush pile at the dump. I don’t want to be so sick of the tree or merriment that come December 26th, I’m done. I believe in savoring a little...

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The Subtleties of Shifts

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons | 2 comments

The Subtleties of Shifts

Life’s best asset and worst downfall is that it takes its sweet time. That it is relentless in its expansive pardoning of our mistakes. Every day is a new day to start over seems like too much wiggle room for screw ups. But it also means that the daily monotony can lead to imperceptible shifts. Stuff that would pass you by unless you were wise enough to go looking for it. Or someone else pointed it out to you. Developing your mindfulness is a way of gaining another eye on your life and yourself. Being able to hold on for a beat more and...

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My Creativity Workshop in the Fall of 2017

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Gathering My Lessons, Visual Me | 2 comments

My Creativity Workshop in the Fall of 2017

Developing and leading the Creativity workshop on November 18th of this year, 2017, renewed my understanding of my purpose. All the self-trust and self-esteem work I’ve done has naturally led to me valuing my creativity. The more I read and the more I write about both self-development and creativity, the more I understand the entwined nature of our true and creative selves. And I now understand the same fear that threatens to keep us from our truest and most authentic self is the same as that which keeps us from our most creative...

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