Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Maria Naranjo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 17, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1361
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: 1125
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: 648
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: 653
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: 1079
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: 1142
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: 1544
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: 958
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: 611
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: 690
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: 588
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: 953
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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