Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Tabitha Lord

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tabitha Lord

As a young mom, I left medical school after only one year, unable to find the right balance in my life. When I found a job working in admissions and teaching Latin at the Waldorf School my kids’ attended, I was thrilled and committed. It perfectly suited my desire to be a hands-on parent and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Probably lack of time to exercise is my biggest physical challenge as a writer, as that causes other problems like back problems, aches/pains, insomnia, and weight gain. I’ve had to be really strict about working some amount of exercise into my daily routine, or it doesn’t seem to happen, which usually means getting up earlier […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1048
Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

I would say the biggest physical challenge for me is that my wrists and thumbs get sore if I type more than four thousand words in one stretch or spend more than about nine hours editing or working on graphics in a day. I have been to physio which helps, but I’m afraid I haven’t […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ilene Birkwood

First of all, you can’t sit scrunched up over your laptop all day. Yes, I know when you are on a roll, you don’t want to stop. In fact, you lose all track of time. Now that can be dangerous and can, believe it or not, lead to strokes and all manner of problems. Your […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Renee Canter Johnson

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 28, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1417
Featured Writer on Wellness: Renee Canter Johnson

Early morning is when I do my best writing. When I’m in the zone, time passes so quickly that I might sit for hours in one position without realizing it. Rising with a fuzzy mind, stiff back and neck, as well as joints, all I want to do is recline on the sofa. However, this […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Tuft

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 21, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1980
Featured Writer on Wellness: Karen Tuft

Facing my biggest physical challenge is what actually inspired me to become a writer. I have always identified as a creative person. A pianist with a music degree, I’ve also sewn, quilted, painted, refinished furniture . . . you name it. (Ask me about the three-foot balloon-and-paper-mâché kangaroo I made for my report on Australia […]

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Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Writers on Wellness by on June 14, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1624
Finding the Key to Good Health on My Journey to Indie Author Land

by Sarah E. Boucher When I debuted on Writing and Wellness I was a first-time author with bright eyes and bright hopes. Then life happened. The last three years have been a blur of funky health. Until then, the worst illness I had experienced was the occasional cold or stomach bug. I had no idea […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 31, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1469
Featured Writer on Wellness: Olivia Wildenstein

Writing doesn’t seem like a physically taxing job, and compared to lumberjacks or professional athletes, it isn’t, but it is challenging. As a writer, most of your time is spent sitting at a desk or in a coffee shop with a laptop, staring at an artificially lit screen. It wreaks havoc on your eyes, turning […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Abbie Williams

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 24, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1564
Featured Writer on Wellness: Abbie Williams

They say that memory and emotion are deeply connected to our olfactory senses. Wandering through the grocery store not too long ago I caught a sudden scent of perfume and was instantly whisked backward in time, to the summer I worked in Park County, Wyoming and shared a single bathroom with nine other girls in […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Rea

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 18, 2017 1 Comment • views: 1125
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Rea

For me the biggest physical challenge of writing is also my biggest emotional challenge: the alone time and the isolation it requires to write. You see, I am an extrovert. I am that person who when you introverts are sitting quietly alone at a coffee shop, shatters your solitude with her banal chatter. Writing is […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 10, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1223
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

When I was younger, I would hear other writers talk about how sitting at their writing desk for long periods made their joints stiff. I couldn’t relate to their pain at the time, but now that I’m in my forties I know exactly what they were talking about. With all the demands of family and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Marin Thomas

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 19, 2017 10 Comments • views: 2412
Featured Writer on Wellness: Marin Thomas

I’ve struggled with bad posture all my life. At 6’ 1” I tower over most people. I hated my height when I was younger, so I slouched to make myself smaller. I can still hear my mother’s voice in my head… “Throw your shoulders back!” As I grew older, I learned to love my height […]

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