Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Alonna Shaw

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 21, 2015 8 Comments • views: 3092
Featured Writer on Wellness: Alonna Shaw

Stressful environments are a huge challenge for me. Quiet, fragrance-free and allergy-free environments are the only way I can flourish. Fragrance drifting from the neighbor’s laundry will short-circuit my brain. A way to manage “imperfections” in your surroundings is to embrace the annoyances. Observe them as a writer and use that material. This is how […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Scott Keen

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 14, 2015 1 Comment • views: 1091
Featured Writer on Wellness: Scott Keen

One of my biggest physical challenges to writing, and many other things, was neck pain and headaches. Like most everyone else who stares at a computer as part of their job, I hold my tension in my neck and shoulders. There were plenty of times I couldn’t write because of this. I realized that my […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 7, 2015 2 Comments • views: 1455
Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

Gosh, these last two years have held so many physical and mental challenges for me that have really messed with my writing ability. I used to sit down at a computer and complete ten, fifteen pages a day with no problems. I knew exactly where I wanted to go with the story, I knew exactly […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 30, 2015 1 Comment • views: 993
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

Whether I like it or not, the dang human body needs sleep, even if I’m on a roll. I tend to stay up way too late writing, much to the chagrin of anyone who has to deal with me during the daylight hours. I work out as often as I write. The body feeds the […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Strauss

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 23, 2015 2 Comments • views: 1039
Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Strauss

I have a few physical issues—occasional back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome—but for me the biggest concern right now is too much sitting. I keep up with health news, and there’s been quite a lot of discussion lately about the negative impact of being sedentary, even if you exercise regularly (which I do: walking, running, and/or […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey R. Campbell

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 16, 2015 1 Comment • views: 940
Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey R. Campbell

It is difficult to be physically active when writing and this is a challenge for me as I am a very active person. Furthermore, when I write I consume large quantities of gummy bears. I ride intervals on a stationary bicycle five times a week.  I walk a lot; this is more for my mental […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Sarah Benson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 9, 2015 14 Comments • views: 2345
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sarah Benson

I think one of the biggest challenges is setting up a consistent exercise routine. Some of my best writing time is early in the morning, but that’s also my best workout time. When I’m on a writing streak, it’s hard to take a break to exercise, but I’m always glad when I do. I use […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Hudson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 2, 2015 4 Comments • views: 1464
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Hudson

Being both writer and artist is a double-whammy in terms of the long-term health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. I developed severe near-sightedness in my early teens (which made me even less likely to go outside or get active) and I’ve always struggled to maintain a healthy weight. While I was pregnant, I was prone […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Todd Mitchell

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 26, 2015 2 Comments • views: 1032
Featured Writer on Wellness: Todd Mitchell

Time is the biggest challenge I face. Oddly enough, I often feel like I have too little and too much time. The reason is this: I need large blocks of time (90 minutes or more) to get into the proper mental space for good writing to happen. But instead, I have all these little chunks […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: E. C. Murray

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 19, 2015 0 Comments • views: 852
Featured Writer on Wellness: E. C. Murray

Fortunately for me, I paid my dues with unwise behaviors long ago. For years now, I haven’t eaten sugar or drunk alcohol or used drugs. I still drink loads of coffee, though! During my time herding goats in the mountains of France, I learned how good it feels to live close to nature, exercise, and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Sweazy Kulju

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 12, 2015 2 Comments • views: 938
Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Sweazy Kulju

Since my physical health is not typical, the obvious, typical answer for me would likely not apply to, or benefit, most authors and aspiring authors. So, I will direct attention to another physical “matter,” which is sometimes a challenge and sometimes a blessing: Yes, I speak of the hours we keep. Creativity and inspiration cannot […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 5, 2015 8 Comments • views: 1891
Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

People always think it’s exciting to be a writer—perhaps they’re picturing Hemingway on a big safari game hunt—but the reality is that it’s more like being Homer Simpson in front of the TV:  you sit and snack a lot on sugary, salty treats while your brain goes into overdrive. Probably the biggest challenge for me, […]

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