Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Amy Saia

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 16, 2014 2 Comments • views: 992
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: 4106
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: 1098
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: 652
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: 861
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: 1032
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: 947
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: 1179
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Maria Naranjo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 17, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1570
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Bethany Harar

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 10, 2014 3 Comments • views: 1243
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 […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey Levine

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 19, 2014 0 Comments • views: 764
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: 724
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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