Archive for March, 2011

How to Ease Back Pain from the Comfort of Your Chair

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How to Ease Back Pain from the Comfort of Your Chair

by Luisito E. Batongbakal Jr. We’ve all heard about the evils of prolonged sitting: The longer you sit, the higher your chance of suffering lower back pain. Not surprisingly, almost every corner of the Internet is advocating the use of standing desks to curb occupational back pain. It’s true that standing can help break up […]

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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Lifelong Writer?

Filed in The Writing Life by on October 16, 2017 4 Comments • views: 659
Do You Have What it Takes to be a Lifelong Writer?

One of my favorite author interviews took place back in 2015, with Karen Jones Gowen. As a writer and a publisher, she had a unique take on the whole “writing life” experience, because she’d seen it from both sides. She spoke about the challenges writers have fitting writing in with the rest of their lives, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Megan Cutler

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Megan Cutler

The term “sedentary lifestyle” has become a buzzword in our house of late. My husband has real concerns about the fact that I spend all day typing at my computer. I get so locked into my projects, so focused on what I’m doing, I forget about everything else. When my husband is away on business […]

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5 Unique Walks that Boost Writing Focus and Creativity

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5 Unique Walks that Boost Writing Focus and Creativity

Walking is great for writers. I talked about it in a previous post (“What Famous Writers Know About Walking”), and shared some great quotes from famous authors like J. K. Rowling and Charles Dickens. In general, writers love walks not only because they provide an easy and enjoyable way to exercise, but because they encourage […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Christine Johnson

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Julie Christine Johnson

My mental and physical health are inextricably linked. I’ve shared my personal space with anxiety and depression my entire life, and any attempts to mitigate or improve with medication has run the spectrum from ineffective to disastrous. I long ago learned that physical activity and a carefully tuned diet are among my best resources for […]

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing Progress

My family and I took a trip to Alabama one year to see my younger brother, who was attending military school there at the time. We went out to lunch at a cute little restaurant, and when the waitress asked if we wanted something to drink, I requested, as I often do, both a glass […]

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How to Breathe New Life Into Your Creative Career

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on October 1, 2017 29 Comments • views: 1016
How to Breathe New Life Into Your Creative Career

by Benjamin Sobieck Congratulations to: Laurie B.! You won a free pair of Writer’s Gloves. Not every entrepreneur is a writer, but every writer is an entrepreneur. The same forces percolating creative juices every time you sit down at a keyboard can pour you a cup of words or, sometimes, something completely different. Don’t dismiss […]

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How This Artist Helps You Find Your Unique Voice

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How This Artist Helps You Find Your Unique Voice

by Carrie Brummer My first professional post was teacher at the age of 22. I spent years in the classroom LOVING what I did. But then, something started to niggle in the back of my mind. I started to wonder, “was this really enough?” “How else could I make an impact on a greater scale?” […]

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Why Writers Need to Watch More Sunsets

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on September 25, 2017 14 Comments • views: 1192
Why Writers Need to Watch More Sunsets

One of the reasons I love this time of year is that it brings amazing sunsets. Unsettled weather patterns and varied cloud types combine to create some of the most beautiful displays we see all year long. I often walk west and just stare at the horizon. It’s a sort of meditation, focusing on the […]

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After Addiction, How Writing Restored Me to Me

Filed in Writing to Heal by on September 20, 2017 0 Comments • views: 955
After Addiction, How Writing Restored Me to Me

by Carl Towns Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, Getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, And enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy. – Stephen […]

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How to Solve This Painful Standing-Desk Problem

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How to Solve This Painful Standing-Desk Problem

Oh we thought we were so clever, didn’t we? After we heard about all the health hazards associated with sitting at the computer so much (read more about those here), many of us switched to standing desks. Some of us bought new ones to fit into our writing spaces, and some of us made our […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Ammoscato

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Ammoscato

My biggest challenge is lack of time. I am a writer who doesn’t want to start work on an aspect of a project unless I have a good couple of hours. It takes me time to reacquaint myself with where I was and my mindset. Sometimes, though, that becomes an excuse to avoid it. Physically, […]

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