Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Todd Mitchell

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 26, 2015 2 Comments • views: 883
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: 737
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: 803
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: 1677
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: 1074
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: 1044
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: 4229
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: 1451
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: 1682
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: 2476
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: 2156
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: 1167
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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