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Creativist or Consumerist : Which one are You?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, The Soapbox | 0 comments

Creativist or Consumerist : Which one are You?

I believe that you are choosing to live your life on one of two paths. You are either living your life as a Creativist or as a Consumerist. And this is how this story and the dawning of my understanding between creativism and consumerism unfolded. I made friends with fellow uber-creative Olivia Sprinkel via Instagram. And I see in her bio she calls herself a creativist. I ask her what’s this? She answers, “Hello! I saw a friend’s Facebook post about Eddie Izzard, an English comedian who asked ‘Are you a capitalist or...

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Why I’m OK Teaching a Creativity Workshop

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Ahas, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Wisdom Lessons | 3 comments

Why I’m OK Teaching a Creativity Workshop

If I had a dime for every time I heard, “Oh Shalagh you are so creative”, I’d at least have five bucks. This became one of those phrases that made me twitch perhaps because I didn’t think of myself as having any kind of creative superpowers which was obvious to them but not to me, until it finally was. I think perhaps what they meant was they wished they knew the secret creative permission spell too. Fast forward to the past several years when I intentionally indulged myself in creative challenges to gain creative confidence. I followed many...

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Focus is My New Word of the Year for 2019

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in Ahas, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 1 comment

Focus is My New Word of the Year for 2019

Last year, I chose the word Trust as my word of the year for 2018. I wanted to trust the world, my process, and myself. But I’ve found that just because I want something to be a certain way doesn’t mean that I am inspired by telling myself it has to be that way. In fact, I’ve found that it can work quite the opposite way for me. If you tell me to do it, I’m not necessarily going to do it. Our inner punks are like that. So the well meant word of the year didn’t inspire me to trust myself anymore. I think I just...

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Driving Through the Doubt Storm

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Creative Soul Living, Pretty Pictures, Wisdom Lessons | 4 comments

Driving Through the Doubt Storm

Through the work of the magnificent Sas Pethrick, I received a huge aha about myself recently. I took her quiz on my self-doubt archetype and, BAM, I was exposed. I do have a tough time believing I can do the hard things. I do believe I need someone’s help for everything or it’s impossible. And I know that I am very vulnerable to any criticism. I do procrastinate to avoid proving how unqualified I am at being an adult. She said I was an Innocent archetype. And she was spot on. While I am optimistic, loyal, and spontaneous, I...

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Join my Second Creativity Workshop Happening in November 2018

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Community, Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Eastern Shore Experiences, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Join my Second Creativity Workshop Happening in November 2018

Last year in November of 2017, I conducted my first Creativity Workshop. My passion on the subject of creativity comes from my experience of uncovering my authentic self by respecting my inner creative needs. This was a very rewarding and enlightening experience for me and my attendees. And this year, on November 10, I’m conducting the workshop again. The first Creativity Workshop wrap-up post can be found here. The people who came all recognized the importance of creativity in our lives but it was as if we all needed to hear this from...

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Value the Heck out of Our Good Educators

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Creative Soul Living, Little Guy Lessons, Midlife Motherhood, Son Shine | 0 comments

Value the Heck out of Our Good Educators

We have our kid enrolled in a public school. He’s a super smart kid, scores ridiculously high on those school standardized tests, and we’d absolutely go into debt to pay for a private school if it was the right thing. But he’s a musician and the music program at his school is marvelous. The reason the school’s music program is so very good is because of one teacher. One amazing dedicated inspirational teacher. He’s the guy who was a music nerd in school just like my kid. He’s turned Eamon and his classmates...

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Intentional Creative Soul Living

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 4 comments

Intentional Creative Soul Living

Life can become a little slow, boring, and mundane. Caught up in what I’m supposed to do, I can forget that the mood I’m in while I’m doing even the most boring and mundane tasks is shaded by my thoughts. And as my husband says, if I’m not having fun, I’m not doing it right. Creative Soul Living is doing it right. I believe that our creativity can be applied to everything in our lives if we allow it. We can put play in places that we usually don’t. And we can make our lives way more magical and interesting...

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The End of My Icad (index Card a Day) ’18 Challenge

Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Community, Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Pretty Pictures | 0 comments

The End of My Icad (index Card a Day) ’18 Challenge

All the daily creativity came to a screeching halt nearly a week ago with the last day of July and the 61st card. With the combined 100 day project and this one, I had created every day for 118 days straight. I felt neither overly happy nor sad for the halt. I had fulfilled my challenge to myself. But I must admit that I have felt slightly untethered since then. A feeling that was echoed by at least one other artist who had done the challenge with me. I considered that I could and should replace that daily habit with some other intention. But...

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Life as an Uber Creative

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 2 comments

Life as an Uber Creative

Is that there’s too many things you’d like to devote your creative attention to? When I was younger, I considered acting. I considered music. I thought about art for a long time before I finally allowed myself to practice it. And I have now indulged my writer enough that she feels calm. But other parts of me loiter around like groupies waiting for a break. My photographer is resigned to get her chance in my retirement years.  I finally adopted my new self definition as uber creative three years ago in 2015 and wrote this funny...

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A Wrap Up for the Our Creative June Challenge

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Community, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Friendship | 4 comments

A Wrap Up for the Our Creative June Challenge

And just like that, we’ve come to the end of Our Creative June! I hosted this challenge on Instagram where I encouraged people to join me in creating something daily in the month of June and post it with the #OurCreativeJune and #OurCreativeSelves hashtags, and they did! These artists and creatives stepped up onto the platform alongside me and we collectively creatively kicked butt. When I chose to double my offerings to arting twice daily by taking on the ICAD (index card a day) challenge as well as my 100 Day Project (...

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