Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Ginny Fite

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 11, 2017 0 Comments • views: 326
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Stormy Smith

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 4, 2017 0 Comments • views: 626
Featured Writer on Wellness: Stormy Smith

I actually ended up with tendon overstrain as I was publishing my first book and it’s basically never gone away since that time. It starts in my thumb and ends up affecting me all way into my shoulder and neck the longer I work. It requires that I always use an ergonomic keyboard, use my […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sara Secora

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 21, 2016 2 Comments • views: 751
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sara Secora

For me, I’ve had issues that mostly stem from sitting at my desk for too long. That can lead to problems such as: back pain, eyestrain, hand/wrist pain, weight gain, and a slew of other physical health issues. I am sure that isn’t true for all writers, but for me, I tend to like writing […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Eric E. Wallace

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 15, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1054
Featured Writer on Wellness: Eric E. Wallace

Keeping properly hydrated [is my biggest physical challenge]. I get so absorbed in my work, it’s easy to forget to drink, and that neglect can affect all sorts of things in my body. (I also used to forget to go to the bathroom—ignoring urges—but we built a small bathroom within three feet of my writing […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sabrina York

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 7, 2016 7 Comments • views: 1297
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sabrina York

What is the biggest physical challenge of being a writer? I’m going to say maintaining spiritual wellness. I know, it’s not really a physical challenge, except that it is. In a way. Spiritual Wellness Encourages Physical Wellness As writers, we have to create that bubble of energy to keep ourselves motivated and on track, and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Marcy Hatch

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 16, 2016 14 Comments • views: 743
Featured Writer on Wellness: Marcy Hatch

I’m not sure if this challenge is singular to writers, but as someone who writes and has a day job, it’s hard to find/make the time to exercise. Thankfully I have a dog who HAS to go for a couple of walks a day, which gets me outside. A Change in Jobs Opened Up Time […]

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Managing the Writing Life When You Have Lupus

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 9, 2016 3 Comments • views: 1209
Managing the Writing Life When You Have Lupus

by Camela Thompson Oddly, the biggest physical hurdle in my career as an author is also the reason I started writing. I have systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that can target one or many systems. My body’s immune cells don’t recognize friend from foe, and periods of stress can trigger these cells into a […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Pamela Mingle

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 2, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1175
Featured Writer on Wellness: Pamela Mingle

I began writing after a career in teaching— a profession that puts more physical demands on you than you might imagine. You are on your feet all day, teaching and trying to keep up with active children. I often came home exhausted. Writing has had a different set of challenges. My biggest ones have centered […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Orchard

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 5, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1300
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Orchard

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer is tearing myself away from my story to exercise. Right now, I’m also dealing with sciatica, so I’m not exercising like I usually do. The sciatica pain is due to an old injury that has reared its ugly head again. Right now, I’m just walking a couple […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Nicole Rivers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 29, 2016 1 Comment • views: 860
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Nicole Rivers

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer? The lack of movement. When I am sitting at my desk for hours, especially if I get into a creative zone, I have to literally stop and remind myself to get up and stretch, let alone get a proper workout. For me, creative writing is such a […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Mary Frances Gualandri

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 21, 2016 0 Comments • views: 786
Featured Writer on Wellness: Mary Frances Gualandri

For my entire writing career, I have lived with the dual roles of writer and student. These are two roles that are difficult to juggle, as both demand a lot of attention. Writing is my passion, but unfortunately, it often takes a backseat to my education. The busy life of a student, as many know, often […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Troy Lambert

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 14, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1866
Featured Writer on Wellness: Troy Lambert

Just a couple of years ago I weighed over 270 pounds, the heaviest I had ever been. I am down to a comfortable dance just above what I would consider my ideal weight of around 210. That comes in part from being a workaholic, something I am recovering from, and sitting way too much. Also, […]

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