"Fruitful", collage by somebody that I used to know. . Me. Myself. I . . I was reminded by @elisejoy that the 100 Day Project was coming up soon. "Will you join in the #100dayproject ?", she asked. . On my blog, the short story of how I never thought I could do that much consecutive days of creation until I had done that. Link in my profile to my blog at Shalavee.com and my post titled "I'm Saying Yes to the 100 Day Project" . This free global daily art project starts April 3rd and goes through to July 11. . . ”The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal.” . (I guess you can tell what I'm choosing to do. ) And also in the works, a Spring Soul Selfie project. April 9th through the 13th. Because, YES. . #taleswithfriends#createeveryday#creativityfound#collageartist#creativehappylife#ourcreativeselves#collageart#cutandpaste#analoguecollage#inmyyouth#soul_selfie
Equilibrium / Balance between the wannas and the haftas, the doing and the downtime As I begin to imagine my value increasing, and guaging my "enough" correctly, I begin to weave my wannas into my haftas. And sometimes my haftas feel like self-care. . The Birthday Party is such an excuse for a good Spring cleaning and for bringing all our loved ones together. Oh plus copious amounts of creativity. A Balanced diet. All my happy buttons played together. And then being fully present in the downbeat. The common denominator of all tasks is being mindfully present and knowing they are finite. . #turnthelensonself#taleswithfriends#soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons#tikigod#partydecor#moanaparty#kocamoracoconuts#balance#beherenow
"You know you're driving, right?" I say to the young woman who's husband isn't on board with her plans. Because I believe women are the bosses of the domestic bliss. . Yet sometimes I'm overwhelmed and forget. My kids bully me and I'm over all the responsibility I've given myself. I feel weak. I think I'm not as strong as I'm pretending to be. They rely on me to be but maybe I'm not. . The truth is I'm stronger and wiser than I will probably ever know. And yes, I can not do/fix/make it all. But I can always reset my inner strength by turning my love back inward. Having compassion, realigning, and be present, I regain my life force. . And also, it's more than ok for these people I adore to know I'm human. That they may allow their humanity to hang out when necessary. . #turnthelensonself#taleswithfriends#liveauthentically#beherenow#mywisdomlessons#soul_selfie #fionamariepeach#eamonspencerpeach#creativemamas
I spent one entire week immersed in the creation of a celebration of my daughter's birthday. Today is her actual birthday and I am savoring some sunbeams and quiet in my big chair while she's at school. . I was head over heels happy with myself and my party design and execution. My pleasure in seeing it all come together and our loved ones enjoy themselves and eat well was my reward. And feeling the void of anxiety is bliss. . Party therapy was a success and it shows. On the blog I discuss acceptable fears . Because they lurk everywhere acting "normal". Link to my blog post Acceptable Fears at Shalavee.com in my profile. . #turnthelensonself#warmth#presspause#beherenow#elevatetheeveryday#selfie#taleswithfriends#blogger#ontheblog#shalaghhogan .
This week was Dr. Suess week at school. Fiona wore her cat ears and then they made Cat in the Hat's hat out of paper plates. . I had an epiphany this week about parenting her. They say we are given what we need to learn. Her recent pushing of me coupled with sudden bouts of neediness had me thinking hard. Because if it's not personal, what is it? On the blog, I claim an understanding of her and my mother buffer zone. Her business needs to be worked out with her adult person. I just happen to be that but it's not specifically about me. It's the business of independence for her. There's compassion for us and her biological necessity that reside here between us too. . Link to my blog Shalavee.com and today's post called Mother Buffer Zone in my profile . If you are a Mom or a grandmother, you may be interested in this bit of knowledge as it may bring you relief. . #fionamariepwach#mothersanddaughters#redhead#gingershavemorefun#kidsofinstagram#catinthehat#creativemamas#taleswithfriends#emotionalmaturity#parenting#ontheblog#storyofmyday