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Liz Andra Shaw

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This is Real Life #33

August 29th, 2015
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Weekly Check In

My shoulder has been feeling better. Minimal grinding, no thunks and clunks. Small clicks only. I was super careful with it all week, but I made a mistake on Thursday. I’m hoping I didn’t destroy all the good that the prolotherapy seems to have done.

My Instagram Post of the Week


  • I started Shift by Hugh Howey. It is as compelling as Wool is. I can’t put it down!
  • I did very little reading in The Devil on Chardonnay by Ed Baldwin again this week. Blame Hugh Howey. It’s all his fault.
  • I’m still reading Assignment in Eternity by Robert Heinlein. It’s a collection of 4 novellas. I’m reading the first one, Gulf, which you can find free online at Baen eBooks. Not a lot of opportunity to read in it this week.
  • I read a little bit in The Great Convergence by Joseph Lallo. It’s beginning to feel like there will be a third book, which I don’t have. And I will have to get it, because I’m invested in this story.

The Songs of the Week


Good Things that Happened this Week

The coolest thing that happened this week is that I held a graduation celebration for one of our clients. He gave a great speech, and it was an honor to be able to give a speech written for him as a return gift.

Round and About

Inspiration for the Week


You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. – Frank McCourt


Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace

I have enjoyed doing the mindfulness practice this month. It incorporated many of the previous practices. It helped me get through the first anxiety and pain of the first prolotherapy treatment without suffering and it’s helped me deal with a lot of change at work. In September, I’ll be focusing on simplifying my life. That will be a real challenge!

My Favorites on Flickr this Week

Click through on these to learn more about the artists. 17 - Les Genatches - Di Undici Foglie © Dino Olivieri (low res)
Multi Sky LayerSmall Things journal page
lightroom_971Soft Heart
Owl Be Seeing You

New Wallpapers

Well, Hello There from National Geographic
Rising Up from National Geographic
Painted Pink From National Geographic

I hope you enjoyed this! Leave a comment and tell me how your life was this week.

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Liz Andra Shaw

Journey into the Creative Mind of a Writing Reader