Category: Writing Life

  • Your Fear is Making You Feral

    Your Fear is Making You Feral

    We are just about to enter the 18 month mark for the Covid-19 pandemic. This alone has caused people’s overwrought nervous systems to exhaust the population. The overproduction of all these fear hormone will lead to a future onslaught of health problems. But my greatest fear is that as this continues, the fear in combination […]

  • Your Roots Can Show

    Your Roots Can Show

    Overtime, inevitably, roots will show. Life if formed from and based on roots. Allow them to be there. Let them show. Let them comfortably confirm the origin of your wisdom, beauty, and change. And then feel free to cover them up again for another future unveiling.   Interested in reading my more of my thoughts […]

  • Soapbox : Medication is Better than Okay, It’s Grrreeaatt

    Soapbox : Medication is Better than Okay, It’s Grrreeaatt

    When I was in the deepest throws of my battle with anxiety and depression, inside a bad relationship, dealing with mentally imbalanced parents, and just living a crappy life, I was sure that if I just worked really hard all by myself, eventually, I would win this war I was calling life. I would practice […]

  • Wild Asters

    Wild Asters

    Wild Asters by Sara Teasdale In the spring I asked the daisies If his words were true, And the clever, clear-eyed daisies Always knew. Now the fields are brown and barren, Bitter autumn blows, And of all the stupid asters Not one knows I allow the wild asters to grow rampantly in my garden. They […]

  • I Need You To Commune With Me

    I Need You To Commune With Me

    My blog is about to turn ten. I started it to improve my writing. That worked out pretty well l think. I intend to continue blogging to connect and commune with other women. No intention is truer for me. It’s my guiding mantra. I found myself when I joined community and I want to live […]

  • Wanting What You Have

    Wanting What You Have

    In an effort to fulfil our first world dream to achieve and gain, we forget and dismiss ourselves, our lovely lives and potential. In Wordsworth’s poem The World is Too Much With Us, he wrote, ”Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in nature that is ours; We have given our […]

  • A New Shalavee.com is Born

    A New Shalavee.com is Born

    I have spent so many years fretting over this blog makeover and it’s finally happening. The new face of Shalavee.com is here, still under a little construction. I owe a lot to the ones who facilitated the actual change. First to Danielle Darling who envisioned the new site and logo and then to Hayley Geller […]

  • The Last Post of an Era

    The Last Post of an Era

    If you have been a reader of my blog for a little while, you may know that a renovation has been imminent. An ongoing process that has lasted five years in which I was terrified and hopeful that I would finally have a beautiful new site. And that wish is about to be realized. What […]

  • International Women’s Day 2021 : Seeing Ourselves as Valuable

    International Women’s Day 2021 : Seeing Ourselves as Valuable

    The theme for 2021’s International Women’s Day, which falls on Monday March 8th, is #ChoosetoChallenge .While the global pandemic over the past year has challenged all of us in ways we’d never have wished on anyone, it has also brought to light some woeful discrepancies in gender equality. I have issue with the dismissal and […]

  • Ladies, We Are Still Disregarding Ourselves 100 Years Later

    Ladies, We Are Still Disregarding Ourselves 100 Years Later

    This pandemic has again brought to light the fact that the world runs on the efforts and consideration of the caretakers. In fact, the role of mother and homemaker has never been given it’s due respect from my perspective. We aren’t just undercompensated for the care we give the people who need it, we are […]