Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Steele

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 22, 2017 0 Comments • views: 240
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: 1014
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

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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: 1625
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: 733
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: 1323
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: 869
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: 826
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

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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: 834
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: 1096
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: 1349
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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