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Reject the Meritocracy and Embrace Your Who-ness

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

Reject the Meritocracy and Embrace Your Who-ness

I had a dream once where I heard myself say,”You are your purpose, you are your reason why.” I woke up and knew it was prophetic. But I didn’t yet believe it. But then yesterday, I had a similar profound thought. What if my purpose on this earth is just to be me and that gave others permission to be themselves? What if living and thriving actually looked like doing all those things I love to do. Connecting and communication with people and talking about self-development, creativity, and authenticity. I always assumed that a life’s...

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The Seesaw of Being a Creative and a Parent

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Midlife Motherhood, Raising Fair Fiona, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

The Seesaw of Being a Creative and a Parent

The seesaw of being a creative and a parent . As mothers and creatives we can doubt ourselves. But creativity is necessary. It just requires our devotion to being in the moment, both with kids and us.

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Self Love Day

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Keeping House and Mind Aligned, Self-Discovery, Wisdom Lessons | 5 comments

Self Love Day

Valentine’s week is here. And I found myself considering what self-love meant to me. Undoubtedly we can not truly pay someone the attention and respect of love unselfishly if we do not have some to spare from our own hearts. But what does self-love look like at it’s best. And can we court or woo ourselves into liking us better? Self-love is part care-taking and part self-compassion. It’s being a good parent and a gracious host. I love myself when I eat good for me food I’m happy to eat and that’s yummy too. I...

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Spread Your Humanity

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Friendship | 4 comments

Spread Your Humanity

I like you because you are uniquely you. Your opinions and anecdotes are from your own life’s experiences. No one else has the perspective you have on life. Being weird is good. I realize that the same applies to me. All the little things that I think are “wrong” with me are the things that make me uniquely me. My humanity is nothing to be ashamed of. It is the very thing that we have in common. I’d like to encourage everyone to share your humanity today with someone else, a loved one or even me. Give them something real,...

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Making Room For ME

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Keeping House and Mind Aligned | 0 comments

Making Room For ME

I am gaining clarity by clearing my space of clutter. And I realized that I am making space for me now. I have grown beyond where I was.

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My Definition of Me Project

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Random, Self-Discovery | 0 comments

My Definition of Me Project

It all started when I asked, who do I think I am? I intended to facetiously ask myself this as in do I have the authority to speak on this subject? And then I realized that knowing who I am is in fact a good way to star the year. I am on my 11th day now of defining myself via pictures and posts on Instagram and it’s been an interesting project. Here are a few of my Instagram posts. “Today I decided to challenge myself to two weeks of claiming Who I Think I Am. Every day I am going to focus on a facet of me that I appreciate. I am...

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Manifesting Happiness

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Wisdom Lessons | 0 comments

Manifesting Happiness

I have been asked many times to call up my vision of what I want my life to look like, to feel like. Somehow that always seemed ludicrous to me. Maybe I didn’t believe I deserved to be happy or I didn’t believe that I was in that much control of my destiny. But now I believe it’s not only my choice to be happy, it’s my right. And manifesting your happiness is not only good for you but everyone you know and love. I erased my white board in my craft room. Ghosts of a year full of pushed and strained aspirations. All...

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What Will I Get Up To This Year?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Blogging Along, Creative Projects, Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh | 0 comments

What Will I Get Up To This Year?

Now that I have addressed the majority of my anxiety by taking the step to ask for pharmaceutical assistance from my doctor (he actually warned me not to quit after I was feeling better and I laughed at him and said,”You don’t know me. I’m the first one to admit I have this problem all over social media. I’m good for life now”), I realized that I can again start from here and do anything I want to do. Armed with my Word of the Year, Focus, I can don my sparkly cape and head off in the direction that feels the best for me....

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In the Process : No Worry, Scurry, or Hurry

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Midlife Motherhood | 2 comments

In the Process : No Worry, Scurry, or Hurry

The after holiday time finds me happily languishing in the process of life instead of the results. There is no hurry, worry, or scurry.

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A Date with My Husband and A Visit to the City

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Creative Soul Living, Daily Shalagh, Random | 2 comments

A Date with My Husband and A Visit to the City

Mark and I had an opportunity to steal away for a lunch date this weekend. Our son was at a reunion for a Summer Leadership Workshop Camp at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and our daughter was still hanging out after a sleepover with her surrogate sister. We miss our hometown and our old neighborhood of Hampden in Baltimore. And I randomly opened my phone on Google Maps and saw a restaurant calling itself a “trucksteraunt’ and I was done. I got to ride up through my city along the Jones Falls, an old river under the...

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