Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Tuft

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 21, 2017 3 Comments • views: 835
Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Tuft

Facing my biggest physical challenge is what actually inspired me to become a writer. I have always identified as a creative person. A pianist with a music degree, I’ve also sewn, quilted, painted, refinished furniture . . . you name it. (Ask me about the three-foot balloon-and-paper-mâché kangaroo I made for my report on Australia […]

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Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Writers on Wellness by on June 14, 2017 2 Comments • views: 670
Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

by Sarah E. Boucher When I debuted on Writing and Wellness I was a first-time author with bright eyes and bright hopes. Then life happened. The last three years have been a blur of funky health. Until then, the worst illness I had experienced was the occasional cold or stomach bug. I had no idea […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

Writing doesn’t seem like a physically taxing job, and compared to lumberjacks or professional athletes, it isn’t, but it is challenging. As a writer, most of your time is spent sitting at a desk or in a coffee shop with a laptop, staring at an artificially lit screen. It wreaks havoc on your eyes, turning […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Abbie Williams

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Abbie Williams

They say that memory and emotion are deeply connected to our olfactory senses. Wandering through the grocery store not too long ago I caught a sudden scent of perfume and was instantly whisked backward in time, to the summer I worked in Park County, Wyoming and shared a single bathroom with nine other girls in […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Rea

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 18, 2017 1 Comment • views: 753
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Rea

For me the biggest physical challenge of writing is also my biggest emotional challenge: the alone time and the isolation it requires to write. You see, I am an extrovert. I am that person who when you introverts are sitting quietly alone at a coffee shop, shatters your solitude with her banal chatter. Writing is […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 10, 2017 2 Comments • views: 897
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

When I was younger, I would hear other writers talk about how sitting at their writing desk for long periods made their joints stiff. I couldn’t relate to their pain at the time, but now that I’m in my forties I know exactly what they were talking about. With all the demands of family and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Marin Thomas

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 19, 2017 10 Comments • views: 1667
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: 1143
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: 1009
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: 1212
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: 1865
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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