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Hope is a gift we give ourselves.

Welcome to my blog and my online home at Shalavee, or Chez La Vie from me, Shalagh! Were you in my house right now, I’d invite you to sit in front of my fire, offer you a cup of tea, coffee, or a glass wine, and I’d tell you my story.

I used to be an anxious creative who needed to create more, trust myself, and reduce my anxieties. I believe every person has the power to move their life hopefully forward.

Our happier lives await our permission to live them

Creative Soul Living is what I call the way I choose to live my everyday life with creative intent. I believe it’s not only possible, but also necessary to create the life you want to see and be. In acknowledging our creativity, we develop self-trust and soothe our collective souls.

I want to create the life that I’m meant for.

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 There isn’t much in my life that happens that I don’t know I can learn something from. As I listen to my intuition to inform my choices creating a recipe for my own happiness and cultivating a sense of belonging in my community which I created to support myself in my self-development journey.

I believe it’s not only possible, it’s necessary to create the life you want to see and be. As a highly visual creative, maybe even an “artist”, I’m compelled to dabble in interior design, paper collage, and decorate events and windows. I believe in Creativism, that all our choices can be guided by our intuition to serve us to live as our truest selves. My driving thoughts and theories are that you can’t be anxious and truly creative at the same time. In acknowledging our creativity, we develop self-trust and soothe our collective souls.

I am equal parts verbal and visual. As a writer, I write to exist and exist to write. I write to discover what I think and what I want to release. My authority is my truth and that seems enough.  I am now connected to a small worldwide community thanks to my writing. You can find a page full of Beefier Reads here

Sometimes we need to borrow a cup of permission to do the hard things.

My Five Words for Motherhood are Relentless, Chaos, Temperance, Perseverance, & Confusion. But motherhood would never ask you to not be you. It asks you to be a better you. To be brave, to impress, and to trust yourself. To make a plan you’d be proud to accomplish and then stay the course and see what happens. You are the best mother when you rise up be a hero for both them and you. Being human, falling down and getting back up is a very noble process and one we owe ourselves and our children a chance to see us grab and run with. 

 We moved from a big city to a small town. And this creative spent a lot of time at home with small people.  I have a passion for decoratingeating and dining , and have suffered gardening mishaps and their metaphorsMy style is old world, new way. Since everything I do needs to be unique (read non-conformist), my house is obviously one of a kind.