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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lindsay Detwiler

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 27, 2016 6 Comments • views: 897
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lindsay Detwiler

The sun’s rays gleam through the picturesque window as her fingers click the keys. A steaming cup of coffee sits within arm’s reach, and her calico cat sleeps on her lap. She languidly types on, the story flowing from her mind onto the screen. She smiles to herself. Her masterpiece is almost complete, and she […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Donna Cook

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 20, 2016 4 Comments • views: 711
Featured Writer on Wellness: Donna Cook

While there are many physical challenges we writers face, it took me a while to find the time (and determination) to schedule physical exercise. My motivation, frankly, came from seeing my parents age and noticing what a difference physical health makes in a person’s quality of life. I realized if I wanted to be healthy […]

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Why Writers Need to Give Themselves More Time

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on January 18, 2016 7 Comments • views: 1215
Why Writers Need to Give Themselves More Time

According to PBS, Herman Melville first thought of the idea for what would become Moby Dick after reading a 1839 article by Jeremiah N. Renolds entitled “Mocha Dick: Or, the White Whale of the Pacific.” For years he researched and thought about the story. It wasn’t completed and published until twelve years later, in 1951. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Mindy Halleck

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 13, 2016 3 Comments • views: 777
Featured Writer on Wellness: Mindy Halleck

Biggest physical challenge of being a writer? Sitting for long periods of time. If I sit for too long my lower back hurts, then my legs and so on. It’s so unhealthy. I now have a stand-up desk where I spend my afternoons instead of seated all day. Afternoon walks and stretching reduce the potential […]

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7 Drinks to Give Writers a Natural Energy Boost

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on January 11, 2016 1 Comment • views: 563
7 Drinks to Give Writers a Natural Energy Boost

After a long day, you want to get in at least a page or two of writing. Once you sit down, though, your eyelids droop and your mind goes blank. Your day is catching up with you. Suddenly that energy drink looks really attractive, but watch out: the ones you buy off the shelf or […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Patty Somlo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 7, 2016 3 Comments • views: 619
Featured Writer on Wellness: Patty Somlo

For me, the biggest challenges have been aches from sitting too long and issues with my right hand and right wrist weakness. (I am right-handed.) To address the pain from long hours of sitting, I switched from a desktop computer to a laptop. Using a lap desk, I am able to work for hours stretched […]

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