I'm three days into Fiona's preK year and life feels different in a wonderful way. While she's off getting her learning and social needs met, I'm home buckling down to do the work I've been WAITING to do. . On the blog, a post titled Let Me Tell You Where I am Now. Link in my profile to Shalavee.com. . And yes indeed, proof is Ithe picture, it'll soon be time again dear friends to do a week of soul searching for my biannual Soul Selfie Challenge. An opportunity to dig a little in your vulnerability zone and let it be seen. Or just get to know some of your IG friends and community a little better. . The challenge will be held Oct 9 - 15th, hosted by me, and we'll use the hashtag #soul_selfie to connect with one another. Who's in? . #challenge#community#taleswithfriends#wisdomlessons#leadership#enlightenment#acceptance#emotionalmaturity#selfdevelopment#shalavee#fionamariepeach
The Birthday Proper - Just thought you should witness this! Our meal at Out of the Fire was amazing only made better by the lending of. A birthday tiara by the owner Amy! . I am so very grateful to my friends.@warriormiss @sue_in_caroline_co.md @karen.phebus @shantel.matthews.lipboss for taking me out and to my fellow Virgo Birthday Girl @amanda_courie23 for sharing the festivities and spotlight with me. And taking this Fab picture! Thanks for all your birthday wishes! It's been a better than ever self-celebration! . #birthday#amonthofbirthdaycelebrations#happy#friendship#taleswithfriends#gratitude .
#gratitude and a reminder to myself, I am safe. #breatheseptember2017. The anxiety I create is not based on true danger. I am safe. The brain does it's job, you feel like a loser for not "making progress" or "getting it right". But it is all subtrefuge. In my brief blog post today, I stumbled on some wisdom and inspiration from a long ago admired source and understand (have to truly put it into practice) that the perceived danger of being vulnerable and visible is just your primitive brain, your amygdala doing it's job. Don't mind the man behind the curtain. No hard feelings, just doing his job. Link in profile to my blog at Shalavee.com . . Only in connecting with our courage to go ahead anyway, do we connect with our confidence and eventually, our purpose. . On the eve of my 51st Birthday, I am safe and so very grateful to be living this beautifulI life with you my friends here to witness my butterfly #metamorphosis. Thank you . . .#Taleswithfriends #interiors#myhouse#window#emotinalmaturity#wholeheartedness#writersofig#writerslife#courage#fear#fearlessliving#safe
Fun and no fun #breatheseptember2017 On Monday, I had my second and hopefully last round of steroid shots in my ouchy SI joints. My husband drove me over the big bridge into Annapolis. And what should have been a relieving experience turned into a slightly upsetting one with my outgoing nurse badgering me about my blood pressure. Read my piece on Shalavee.com titled Misunderstand and Misunderstood about the two experiences I had with strangers recently that show how maybe I need to filter my happenings less through my feelings and more through my head. Link to my blog in my Bio. . After eating a 700 calorie Baja burrito which made me feel much better, we drove back over the bridge to Grammy's house and found Fiona and Grammy playing football! So so cute! Lifted my soul. . #fionamariepeach#storytelling#ontheblog#feelings#selfdevelopment#emotionalmaturity#taleswithfriends#fun
From the Estern Shore of Maryland, Happy Labor Day! A Summer's last hurrah. We entertained family yesterday. I made ribs and panzanella salad and this brownie shortcake I love to make. Taking it easy today. . . As my soul recovery journey continues, on my blog post today, I consider its unfolding this far. . . "We are what we do everyday. And for a very long time, I did things based on fear. I did what I did because I was afraid of running out ... I kept on thinking the same sad thoughts about what little I deserved so I never updated my expectations and thus my life’s actions." . "All the “can’t” thoughts that make me feel oogy lapping up onto the shore of my psyche like toxic waste. Until I refused to acknowledge them as valid. And then I told myself to stop the cycle. I sat and held my breath and refused to play. And eventually, after this weird space of stubborn almost quiet, it was quiet." . I am not through. I'll always be updating myself, my process, my daily doings, my philosophy. But I have made more space and freedom in which to do this. Read my post titled Ceasing the Knee-Jerk and Making Mental Room to Move On To . Link in profile to my Blog at Shalavee.com . #dessert#laborday#easternshoreofmaryland#downtowndentonmd#ontheblog#taleswithfriends#selfdevelopment#writerslife#emotionalstorytelling#emotionalmaturity#vintagelinens