Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Marin Thomas

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 19, 2017 8 Comments • views: 739
Featured Writer on Wellness: Marin Thomas

I’ve struggled with bad posture all my life. At 6’ 1” I tower over most people. I hated my height when I was younger, so I slouched to make myself smaller. I can still hear my mother’s voice in my head… “Throw your shoulders back!” As I grew older, I learned to love my height […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Icy Sedgwick

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 12, 2017 3 Comments • views: 733
Featured Writer on Wellness: Icy Sedgwick

I would say back pain and headaches are the biggest problem for me. I work on a laptop (I have no room for a proper desk set up) so I’m often hunched over it, or sat at the dining room table. Dining room chairs aren’t exactly built for perfect lumbar support! I know that wrist […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: James L’Etoile

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Featured Writer on Wellness: James L’Etoile

The biggest physical challenge for me, at first, were the dozens of paper cuts from rejection letters. Adapting to the demands of writing was a huge adjustment from working in a prison environment. I worked nearly thirty years in prisons, parole, probation and managing prison operations. There were no longer the stress-filled days, or danger […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Pamela Cook

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 29, 2017 0 Comments • views: 817
Featured Writer on Wellness: Pamela Cook

Back pain seems to be the biggest physical challenge when I’m writing. Sitting in one spot for too long triggers off a lower back issue I’ve had for years. Snacking on the wrong things can be a problem too—any excuse to get up and procrastinate, which usually means coffee and something sweet! Lately I’ve developed […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Steele

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 22, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1068
Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J.  Steele

I was a forester for over twenty years working in the private sector. My job consisted of office time behind a desk, but also field work. A good balance. Writing a novel required sitting for long hours working on a computer. Bad posture, leaning too close to the monitor and the strain on my wrists […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sharon Ledwith

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 15, 2017 13 Comments • views: 1548
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sharon Ledwith

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer? Easy. Wrist pain and eye strain. I find if I overuse my computer mouse—whether writing a novel, editing, blogging, or engaging in social media—my wrist starts to throb. Then I know it’s time to put on a wrist brace, and rest my hand as much as possible. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Michelle Cox

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 8, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1089
Featured Writer on Wellness: Michelle Cox

The biggest physical challenge in writing is probably having to sit so long in one place. When I first starting writing novels, I would only write for an hour a day and then go about my business, but now I sit for about seven and a half! I start writing as soon as my kids […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jacqueline Cioffa

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 15, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1653
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jacqueline Cioffa

Living with manic depression and anxiety, the biggest physical challenge for me being a writer is finding a healthy balance between being still, managing anxiety, exercise, and writing. I also have sciatica, so back strengthening exercise is extremely important. It can painful to sit for long hours at a time. Walking is My “Writing Meditation” […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Caroline Slee

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 8, 2017 1 Comment • views: 753
Featured Writer on Wellness: Caroline Slee

My left hand likes to protest typing, as loudly as possible. Five years ago, I went to a physical therapist for lymphedema that resulted from surgery for breast cancer. While undergoing physical therapy, I mentioned that my hand had been hurting a great deal—I thought it was related to the lymphedema. From the physical therapist […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Annie Lyons

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 2, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1351
Featured Writer on Wellness: Annie Lyons

When I was writing my first novel, I gave little thought to my physical health—how I was sitting, the postage-stamp size of my desk, if in fact squinting down at a screen with hunched shoulders was a good idea. I had two small children and an urgent need to get the words down as quickly […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Brunette

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 18, 2017 2 Comments • views: 893
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Brunette

Sitting at a desk for long stretches of time takes a toll on my body in many ways. When I’m chugging along, it’s hard to avoid as many as 20 hours at a computer each day. But to be fair, this is the case with all of us who work at a computer—not just writers […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ginny Fite

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 11, 2017 0 Comments • views: 845
Featured Writer on Wellness: Ginny Fite

Sitting for long periods of time puts a strain on my back, neck and legs. Sometimes my hands cramp or my elbows tingle. My shoulders ache and my neck hurts. I have the opposite of the munchies—if I’m really in the zone, I’ll go until 4:00 in the afternoon without eating anything. I have to […]

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