Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey Levine

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 19, 2014 0 Comments • views: 581
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Heidi Chandler

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 12, 2014 0 Comments • views: 588
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Welling

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 5, 2014 3 Comments • views: 980
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Heather Marshall

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 29, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1079
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Kim Church

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 22, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1429
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: C. Hope Clark

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 15, 2014 4 Comments • views: 880
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ann Pietrangelo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 8, 2014 0 Comments • views: 538
Featured Writer on Wellness: Ann Pietrangelo

Some people may find this difficult to fathom, but being a full-time writer can put quite a strain on the body. When I’m really into my work, time ceases to exist. I can go hours without moving, and that’s not healthy. It’s bad for circulation and creates all kinds of aches and pains. My husband […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Aviva Orr

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 1, 2014 0 Comments • views: 603
Featured Writer on Wellness: Aviva Orr

I’ve always been a sugar lover, so I can’t really blame writing for that addiction. However, I do find that I am less motivated to exercise and eat healthy because of time constraints. I Love to Walk with Friends I am not a morning person, so getting up early to go to the gym doesn’t […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Susan Marsh

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 24, 2014 0 Comments • views: 537
Featured Writer on Wellness: Susan Marsh

I am fortunate these days to have retired from my “day job.” Now I don’t have to choose between writing and exercise, but I sure can remember doing so. I developed a routine of getting up around 5:00 a.m. and writing for maybe 1 – 1 ½ hours before getting ready for work. On office […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jadie Jones

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 17, 2014 2 Comments • views: 882
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jadie Jones

Spending large amounts of time looking down—be it at the computer screen or if I’m writing freehand—is very hard on my neck. I was in a riding accident several years ago which resulted in a pretty severe neck injury, including damage to a nerve cluster called the “brachial plexus” on the left side of my […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon James Barron

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments • views: 568
Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon James Barron

You know, I’ve found a lot of physical challenges in writing, but perhaps not along the lines of what you might envisage. I know there are all sorts of carpal issues and back issues, and lord only knows that a bloody good seat is absolutely essential, but I find that the biggest physical challenge that […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Claudia White

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 635
Featured Writer on Wellness: Claudia White

I would have to say that the biggest challenge has been to try to stay active, both at my desk and away. I suffer from back pain, so strenuous exercise is difficult. Like most people, I have gained a few pounds over the years, especially when the weather turns cold. Since I am often glued […]

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