Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Laura Drake

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 29, 2015 4 Comments • views: 1458
Featured Writer on Wellness: Laura Drake

I blew out a lumbar disc probably ten years ago now. I no longer have a disc there, so it’s important that I preserve that space through muscle and movement, or I end up with pinched nerves and on steroids. Not good. Second is my weight. I’ve always had a problem keeping my weight down, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 15, 2015 4 Comments • views: 2168
Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

I’ve developed tendonitis in my right wrist, so I don’t type more than a few minutes without my hand brace or I start to have pain when I’m doing everyday activities like cutting food or brushing my teeth. On another note, I tend to do freelance assignments at a desk in my home office, but […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Lutz

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 8, 2015 2 Comments • views: 1936
Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Lutz

In 2007, I retired from a very successful career as a performing musician and bandmaster in the Marine Corps. Along with many gifts and letters of appreciation, I left the Corps with backaches, sore feet, and arthritis in my shoulder. I also discovered I had a form of tendinitis in my right hand and wrist. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Amy Kathleen Ryan

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 4, 2014 6 Comments • views: 959
Featured Writer on Wellness: Amy Kathleen Ryan

I find I get very stiff if I sit in one position for too long. I’ve had neck pain for years, and I have to be pretty careful of my position. Also, I’m very antsy. I have trouble sitting for longer than about twenty minutes at a time. The Problem of Sitting Too Much I’ll always find […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Linda Egenes

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 20, 2014 13 Comments • views: 1516
Featured Writer on Wellness: Linda Egenes

Having a profession that requires you to sit all day is coming under increasing scrutiny as a health hazard. And I do find it hard to think deeply when I’m standing up—I just haven’t been able to make that switch. Trying to Avoid Neck and Shoulder Pain While Writing So I’ve started scheduling breaks throughout […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: E. Rose Sabin

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 13, 2014 1 Comment • views: 595
Featured Writer on Wellness: E. Rose Sabin

For me the biggest challenge is getting enough exercise. Sitting at the computer all day is not healthy, but it’s easy to do. Fortunately, my dogs demand attention and distract me, making me get up and move around. Still, I do suffer from frequent back pain, the best remedy for which is exercise. I try […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Charity Bradford

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 6, 2014 8 Comments • views: 1108
Featured Writer on Wellness: Charity Bradford

My age creeps up every year, gosh dang it! My biggest problems are eye fatigue and what I call the iron neck. I hold all my tension in my neck and shoulders and sometimes can’t even turn my head. The best way to deal with this is the doorway exercise. Stand in front of a […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Iain Broome

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 30, 2014 1 Comment • views: 948
Featured Writer on Wellness: Iain Broome

I should probably start with a disclaimer. I’m a dad to two-year old identical twin boys and that has completely changed the way I write. And many other things too, of course. Balancing Fatherhood with Writing Before they came along, I’d have probably said backache or a little RSI [repetitive stress injury], but without doubt […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Amy Saia

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 16, 2014 2 Comments • views: 641
Featured Writer on Wellness: Amy Saia

First of all, I’d like to say a big thank you for having me on your blog, Colleen. So far, the biggest physical challenge of being a writer has been accepting the pure sedentary nature of the whole thing. Listen to Your Body While Writing I am not one to sit still, but so far […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Clarissa Draper

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 25, 2014 19 Comments • views: 3126
Featured Writer on Wellness: Clarissa Draper

When I write, I feel the urge to eat. Perhaps it’s because my brain is crying out for nourishment to feed the creative demons. Whatever it is, that urge to eat coupled with long hours of sitting causes me to gain weight if I’m not careful. Walking Gets the Creative Juices Flowing I’m not on […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: David Edward Walker

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 4, 2014 0 Comments • views: 822
Featured Writer on Wellness: David Edward Walker

Physically, I’ve worked hard for the last year and shed twenty pounds I gained while writing my first two novels. These days, I set my laptop on the kitchen breakfast counter so as to stand, having been told I burn calories that way, but the truth is I do have a bar stool I cozy […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lucinda Stein

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 462
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lucinda Stein

A school librarian for twenty-one years, Lucinda Stein’s love of books led to writing. She believes writing is a way to explore and navigate life. Her short stories have appeared in The South Dakota Review, Fine Lines, “Women Writing the West” online, and in the near future, Pooled Ink. Her novel, Three Threads Woven, was […]

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