Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Pinder

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 21, 2014 1 Comment • views: 559
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 […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Jac Jemc

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 14, 2014 1 Comment • views: 740
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 […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerri Cuevas

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 31, 2014 4 Comments • views: 667
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 […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Bonnie Dodge

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 24, 2014 3 Comments • views: 848
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 […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Maria Naranjo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 17, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1186
Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Maria Naranjo

The biggest physical challenge is being sedentary. My two favorite hobbies—writing and reading—require no more from me than sitting still and turning pages or typing. And I’m way too comfortable with that. For example, I’d never look up from my computer and say, “Hey! You know what? I think I’ll go for a sprint around […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Bethany Harar

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 10, 2014 3 Comments • views: 946
Featured Writer on Wellness: Bethany Harar

By far the biggest physical challenge for me is managing my weight. As a full-time teacher and mother of two, the only time I have to write is in my “free” time (I’m laughing on the inside, because I barely know the meaning of that phrase), and that is the time I’m miraculously supposed to […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey Levine

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 19, 2014 0 Comments • views: 522
Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey Levine

My biggest physical challenge  has been repetitive stress hand annoyances plus overall discomfort at sitting too much. I’m always trying to improve my desk situation, but this high-minded approach has only arisen now after several years of sitting on a couch, virtually curled into the cracked  screen of my laptop. Now I have to take […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Heidi Chandler

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 12, 2014 0 Comments • views: 527
Featured Writer on Wellness: Heidi Chandler

I’m a big believer that the quality of my work is directly related to how my body feels, so I try to be good to myself. Exercise makes me a better writer, so I typically fit something in every day.  A good workout is like a mind cleanse; it resets my brain and gets the […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Welling

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 5, 2014 3 Comments • views: 910
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Welling

My biggest physical challenge since I’ve begun writing full time is being indoors for so much of the day. I’ve tried working outside in nice weather, but I can’t seem to do any meaningful writing, just light, daydreamy work, though it’s a good place to edit. Deeper work eludes me outside; I get caught up […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Heather Marshall

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 29, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1026
Featured Writer on Wellness: Heather Marshall

I think stiffness is the biggest physical challenge of being a writer. We sit for hours at a time, hunched over a desk. I write all of my first drafts and take research notes with pen and paper, which alleviates the eye strain from looking at a screen. Still, I hold the same position for […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: Kim Church

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 22, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1343
Featured Writer on Wellness: Kim Church

I told my friend Kelly I was working on a piece about writing and wellness and she said, “Fiction, right?” If there’s anything physically healthy in the act of writing, I haven’t found it. I live too much in my mind. I suffer from “cerebral congestion”—an occupational hazard of both writing and law. Bad Writing […]

READ ON

Featured Writer on Wellness: C. Hope Clark

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 15, 2014 4 Comments • views: 783
Featured Writer on Wellness: C. Hope Clark

I’ve enjoyed subscribing to C. Hope Clark’s “Funds for Writers” for over a decade. This mystery writer’s stories of how she’s dealt with the challenges of the writing life are always inspiring, plus I learn of several new contests, freelance markets, and publishers through her listings. Along the way, Hope started featuring her book, The […]

READ ON