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Shalagh Hogan

shalaghhogan

I want to Create the Life that I was Meant For 💟Uber-creator of Shalavee.com 💟Mom of a 13 and 5 yr old at 52 yrs 💟#Soul_Selfie & #OurCreativeSelves

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Kindness never goes unpaid. And the gal who has many friends will never be poor even when she is broke. .  Today I have immense gratitude for my community who moved in to support me when I need them yesterday. As I have given my support unconditionally, so did they and I am in Awe of the human capacity for compassion. Borrowing it always from you to put back into me. As @radiantjane says in her book on Loving Kindness, "tto create cozy little nooks of okay-ness" within myself.  I wrote a gentle thoughtful blogpost that expresses these thoughts on your aid yesterday and uncovers what I do to avoid vulnerability. Link in my profile to my blog at Shalavee.com. . .  Mrs. Cheesewheat is a stray who lives on our back porch and only let's me pet her. She is beautiful and dear and so cute with the fallen leaf on her head. . .  #breatheseptember2018 #taleswithfriends #catsofinstagram #mindfulness #behe#beherenow #communitycounts #soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons
That I love these two souls with all my heart is a no brainer. But the part where they helped me to love me is the unforeseen part of the equation.  #breatheseptember2018  #taleswithfriends #eamonspencerpeach #fionamariepeach# #kidsofinstagram
On the verge of tears. It will eventually be OK. But I made a wrong choice that cost me 80 plus blog posts to disappear. The very first one included. .  I will restore it but there is such a great emotional cost today for my bad choice. Regret wants to be my best friend. So mad and sad and human tonight. Sigh. .  Hoping for a restoration and resolution tomorrow. .  #soul_selfie #emotionalmaturity #taleswithfriends #bloggingalong
The beauty I grew from seed. Were I to disparage my gardening skills, I can just gaze on this natural wonder and know my grace. . . "FEEL YOUR TRUTH AND SPREAD IT WIDE". On the blog today, thoughts on how we as women subjagate ourselves and what I do and don't want to model for my wee sassafras gal. Link in my profile to the piece titled A Woman's Worth on Shalavee.com. . .  #breatheseptember2018 #liveyourtruth #ontheblog #togetherwerise #mywisdomlessons #taleswithfriends #fionamariepeach #backyardshennanigans
There's beauty in the world in the most unlikely places. It's just in how we look at what we see that makes it beautiful. Silk flowers, abandoned car, and mailbox.  Seeing beauty around me today as a reflection of gratitude and hope. I hope you can do the same. .  #breatheseptember2018 #taleswithfriends #onmywalk #ourcreativeselves #vsco #mywisdomlessons
Light for #breatheseptember2018  Sitting in my bay window this morning listening to the thump thump of the dryer and the silent house. This is the best light in the house and my birthday bouquet looks glorious. In my heart, I feel the happiness of this light. My birthday was swell and I feel loved by my people and by me. . . .  #floralsofig #taleswithfriends #soul_selfie #ourcreativeselves #emotionalintegrity #selfdevelopment #beherenow
Going gently into my 52nd year today with a brunch at our favorite diner and a date with a playground for Fiona. Slowly I roll, into this new phase but I am fully prepared to be kinder and gentler to myself. Compassionate for the changes that are happening.  #breatheseptember2018 . .  #fionamariepeach #kidsofinstagram #birthday #storyofmyday #beherenow #overthehill #midlifemama #mywisdomlessons #soul_selfie
Free for #breatheseptember2018 .  Spent the day "Francoising" aka faffing my house for an impromptu birthday potluck tonight. I was feeling kinda grumpy in the beginning of the day honestly. But all the cleaning and flower arranging made me feel more myself. It was my day afterall and now full oof all the lovely attention and food I devoured, I feel free of my worries and grumpiness. . .  #taleswithfriends #flowerarrangement #mywisdomlessons #turning52tomarrow #storyofmynight
#listen for #breatheseptember2018 .  I am listening to whatever my little heart wants to call important. Today I tied together thoughts on boundaries with self-love and compassion. Fortifying and forgiving the soul its humanity leads to more integrity of action and less doubt. Others judgments won't matter when you know who you are. It will be more telling of who they are. . .  On the blog, I was inspired by a newsletter from Susannah Conway to explain my relationship and boundaries around social media. I know why I am here on IG. Connections. Link to my blog at Shalavee.com in profile. . . .  #soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons #liveauthentically #selfleadership #leadership #taleswithfriends #selfdevelopment #emotionalmaturity #perspective #liveonpurpose #selfawareness #personalgrowth #mindfulness #personaldevelopment #emotionalintelligence #growthmindset #movingforward #alifeofintention
#dream for #breatheseptember2018 - Where once my future was behind a closed door, I now see it as a dream through a window. I don't know what it smells like or sounds like but I can almost make out what it could feel like. Hopeful and easy. Authentic and enlightened as I greedily gobble up opportunities and connections. . .  Standing staring it down willing myself through this glass. . .  #soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons #liveauthentically #selfleadership #leadership  #selfdevelopment #emotionalmaturity #perspective #liveonpurpose #selfawareness #personalgrowth #mindfulness #personaldevelopment #emotionalintelligence #growthmindset #movingforward #alifeofintention
How do you know Joy? It shows.  Our whirlwind daylong beach trip to Ocean City, Maryland in the beginning of August begat sunburns but much joy. #breatheseptember2018 . .  Every day we live and engage in our lives, all that we read, and people that we meet, they all affect us. Change us, make us into who we need to be next. I ponder this on my blog today at Shalavee.com. Link in my profile. . .  #taleswithfriends #eamonspencerpeach #fionamariepeach #oceancitymaryland #beachmemories #ontheblog #writersofig #kidsofinstagram
Listen for #augustbreak2018 / I listened to myself yesterday. Really really listened and what I heard behind and beyond that chattering resistance was Fear. Always. And so I asked what were the words. And my shadow child self said she was afraid she'd fail. And I gave her/myself the compassion I deserved. I assured her this was a possibility but so was achievement. And I felt better. . . . .  #mywisdomlessons #soul_selfie #taleswithfriends #intuition #emotionalintelligence #selfdevelopment #innerwisdom #eamonspencerpeach #fionamariepeach #playground #martinakstatepark
#move for #breatheseptember2018 . .  The days move on toward the autumnal solstice and my 52nd year on this spinning top we share. I have become much more aware of the light shifting as I've aged. I look forward to certain natural spotlights in my home. Does anyone else stalk their lightbeams? . .  On my blog, i speak about The Year of Doing . You have to actually do the stuff to get it done. But sometimes,"when I went in for the work kill, there was a chorus of cants." So I'd wait it out and then return to prove I could. And I did. Link iin my bio to this quick read at Shalavee.com . . .  #taleswithfriends #getoutside #mywisdomlessons #frontporch #autumniscoming
#comfort for #breatheseptember2018 .  While it's still raining outside, we're snuggling up indoors. Trying to keep the kids off the screens is somewhat difficult. The house smells of the pot of chili cooking. While I make these moments matter with manicures and movies with all piled onto the couch, I'm kinda looking forward to getting back into my brain zone and working out my work next week. And counting down this last week until my birthday. . . .  #taleswithfriends #eamonspencerpeach #fionamariepeach #siblings #beherenow #taleofmyday #kidsofinstagram #weekend #snuggle
Outside for #breatheseptember2018 .  Another from one of my walks recently. I am always inspired by what others have done with their gardens and houses. And I get home and I slip back into overwhelm. Anyone else feel this way? . . .  #taleswithfriends #onmywalk #dentonmaryland #cantwalktodaybecauseitsraining #oohmaybeitstopped
Quiet for #breatheseptember2018 .  Remembering the cool quiet moments of Spring's possibilities and looking forward to the same for the Fall. I do miss the song of the crickets most when it gets too cold. As I do with the birds when it gets hot. . . .  #taleswithfriends #dogwood #redrememberances #beherenow #apostaday #quiet
Do you have a definition of success or one for enough? I considered what mine are in my blog post today titled With No Definition of Success Or Enough, You’re a Hamster on a Wheel . . . "Having sweet smart healthy independent children feels like success to me...But what of enough? Or will whatever you have always be enough?" . .  Do you feel like your standards need to be lowered? Like you're missing an end point which will sum your efforts up?  A link to my brief and thought provoking blog post at  Shalavee.com in my bio. . . .  #ontheblog #enough #fionamariepeach #taleswithfriends #soul_selfie #mywisdomlessons #writersofig #writingmyselfhome
#view from my walk for #breatheseptember2018 --- I have recommitted to 30 minutes of aerobic activity each day. I have less pain, more time, and the weather is about to break. So I chose a walk yesterday morning as opposed to artificial light at the gym. And this little house is always there but this shot caught my eye. There's a hiding factor that feels familiar. . . .  #onmywalk #dentonmaryland #storyofmyday #taleswithfriends #mywisdomlessons #selfdevelopment #beherenow

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