Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Linda Egenes

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 20, 2014 13 Comments • views: 1883
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: 765
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: 1439
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: 1090
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: 834
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: 3725
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: 967
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: 569
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lucinda Stein

The greatest physical challenge to a writing career is the sedentary nature of writing. We sit while word processing. We sit when we revise hard copy. In warm weather, I ride my bicycle on our local riverfront trail. I’ll admit, I need a “reward” to motivate me and often bike to the local coffee shop. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Pinder

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 21, 2014 1 Comment • views: 732
Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Pinder

I have to sit in place for hours on end. I don’t mind sitting, but I have spondolothesis category 5, and my L4 to L5 lumber region of my spine is over 80% off track. Most people with my condition elect surgery, but there is a 25% chance of paralysis. I Choose to Ignore the […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jac Jemc

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 14, 2014 1 Comment • views: 929
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jac Jemc

I think the toughest battle for me is balancing writing with other healthy actions. There are only so many free hours in the day, so if I’m dedicating a couple hours a day to writing, it can be easy for exercise to fall by the wayside. Avoidance of the actual act of writing and rewards […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerri Cuevas

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 31, 2014 4 Comments • views: 833
Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerri Cuevas

My biggest challenge with writing is being fatigued. I work full time and my job is physically demanding, and then I come home to three children.  Time isn’t on my side, and when I’m able to sneak in some writing my brain is on the fritz. What helps me is eating a healthy supper, allowing […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Bonnie Dodge

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 24, 2014 3 Comments • views: 1033
Featured Writer on Wellness: Bonnie Dodge

The biggest physical challenge for me as a writer is staying physically active. I have diabetes and it’s important to get at least thirty minutes of exercise every day. If I don’t do it first thing in the morning, I can’t manage to work it in. I am a walker and try to walk three […]

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