Category Archives: Stress Relief

Today I’m Grateful

Today I’m Grateful I’m normally healthy. My sunburn reminds me how challenging life could be with even a minor impairment that involves movement pain. I’ve been shying away from yoga until this heals a bit more, so I don’t exacerbate it. What are you grateful for today? #namaste

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. What a wild day. I began with near-zero sleep due to an out-of-the-blue ramped-up publishing requirement. I raced to an art/author festival and barely got there on time. While I was unpacking the car, I “lost” my car keys (put them on the car roof) and it took me an HOUR of searching before someone helpfully pointed them out to me :). And I ended up fiercely sunburned. Still, I met tons of cool people at the festival, sold some origami earrings, sold some books, got tons of compliments on my art (and on Bob’s) and am overall content with the result. I’ll just live the next few days swathed in aloe :). #namaste

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. I’m still in shock that another “Lisa Shea” author just released her Cinderella book weeks before my own. The exact same author name. The exact same fairy tale princess. The exact same 30 day period. I have over 300 books out, so I’m not hard to find to see I’ve been working on this area. I’ve been discussing my book for probably over a year.

I have now published mine, even though I wasn’t quite ready to, and will publish book 2 (Snow White) shortly.

A key reason this upsets me is that I worked on my Cinderella series for all this time so it would *counteract* the fairy tale message girls are given. And now there’s a book out which looks to all my readers as if I *did* write a fairy tale version. There’s no way for a reader to look at that book and know it is NOT me. And on Amazon if you click on the “Lisa Shea” name it shows my other books.

Just very upsetting. Time for deep breathing and inward focus. #namaste

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. Today I focused on finalizing the re-editing & reloading of my entire SciFi series. The books even got updated covers. It’s been a multi-day effort but definitely worth it, to have my best possible voice out there. I grow every year with my writing and I like to routinely take a pass at my older books to polish them up. They represent me to the world just as much as my current ones do. Take steps to improve daily! #namaste

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