Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Sweazy Kulju

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 12, 2015 2 Comments • views: 706
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: 1519
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Hotes

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 26, 2015 4 Comments • views: 994
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Hotes

For me it was weight gain. With deadlines looming, I gave up my morning runs to fit in more work. This took a toll on my health and well being. It took me until recently to reclaim my physical health. I always, ALWAYS fit in a run or walk before I write. Yes, there are […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerrie Flanagan

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 19, 2015 4 Comments • views: 934
Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerrie Flanagan

The biggest physical challenge for me as a writer, is neck and back pain. I find when I get immersed in my writing I don’t realize how much time has passed. Sometimes it can be a few hours. I know this is not good for my body and once I stand up after a long […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Henning Koch

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 12, 2015 5 Comments • views: 3809
Featured Writer on Wellness: Henning Koch

Well, I do periodically have pains in my hands and wrists from typing too much. But this is generally remedied by getting yourself a good chair. It may sound ridiculous, but every few years I buy the best possible orthopaedic chair I can afford, so I can work comfortably. When you get into your chair […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Valente

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 5, 2015 8 Comments • views: 1235
Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Valente

One of the biggest physical challenges for me is the amount of sedentary time that writing requires. Outside of writing I’m a fairly active person, so it often makes me feel restless to sit in a chair for hours on end. I tend to balance this out with some form of physical activity each day, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Laura Drake

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 29, 2015 4 Comments • views: 1560
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: 2290
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: 2032
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: 1066
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: 1687
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: 659
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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