Writers on Wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Sabrina York

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 7, 2016 7 Comments • views: 1564
Featured Writer on Wellness: Sabrina York

What is the biggest physical challenge of being a writer? I’m going to say maintaining spiritual wellness. I know, it’s not really a physical challenge, except that it is. In a way. Spiritual Wellness Encourages Physical Wellness As writers, we have to create that bubble of energy to keep ourselves motivated and on track, and […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Marcy Hatch

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 16, 2016 14 Comments • views: 1114
Featured Writer on Wellness: Marcy Hatch

I’m not sure if this challenge is singular to writers, but as someone who writes and has a day job, it’s hard to find/make the time to exercise. Thankfully I have a dog who HAS to go for a couple of walks a day, which gets me outside. A Change in Jobs Opened Up Time […]

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Managing the Writing Life When You Have Lupus

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 9, 2016 3 Comments • views: 1401
Managing the Writing Life When You Have Lupus

by Camela Thompson Oddly, the biggest physical hurdle in my career as an author is also the reason I started writing. I have systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that can target one or many systems. My body’s immune cells don’t recognize friend from foe, and periods of stress can trigger these cells into a […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Pamela Mingle

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on November 2, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1324
Featured Writer on Wellness: Pamela Mingle

I began writing after a career in teaching— a profession that puts more physical demands on you than you might imagine. You are on your feet all day, teaching and trying to keep up with active children. I often came home exhausted. Writing has had a different set of challenges. My biggest ones have centered […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Orchard

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on October 5, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1459
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Orchard

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer is tearing myself away from my story to exercise. Right now, I’m also dealing with sciatica, so I’m not exercising like I usually do. The sciatica pain is due to an old injury that has reared its ugly head again. Right now, I’m just walking a couple […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Nicole Rivers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 29, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1024
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jean Nicole Rivers

The biggest physical challenge of being a writer? The lack of movement. When I am sitting at my desk for hours, especially if I get into a creative zone, I have to literally stop and remind myself to get up and stretch, let alone get a proper workout. For me, creative writing is such a […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Mary Frances Gualandri

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 21, 2016 0 Comments • views: 914
Featured Writer on Wellness: Mary Frances Gualandri

For my entire writing career, I have lived with the dual roles of writer and student. These are two roles that are difficult to juggle, as both demand a lot of attention. Writing is my passion, but unfortunately, it often takes a backseat to my education. The busy life of a student, as many know, often […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Troy Lambert

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 14, 2016 1 Comment • views: 2140
Featured Writer on Wellness: Troy Lambert

Just a couple of years ago I weighed over 270 pounds, the heaviest I had ever been. I am down to a comfortable dance just above what I would consider my ideal weight of around 210. That comes in part from being a workaholic, something I am recovering from, and sitting way too much. Also, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: D. D. Marx

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 31, 2016 0 Comments • views: 792
Featured Writer on Wellness: D. D. Marx

I am still working full-time in addition to being a writer, so I am on my computer 10-12 hours a day between work and writing. I work out of a home office that is not set up ergonomically correct, so I consistently have back, neck and shoulder pain due to poor posture and not having the proper […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lawson Reinsch

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 24, 2016 1 Comment • views: 998
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lawson Reinsch

“The perfect is the enemy of the good.” In writing and in life, I have to remind myself of that fairly often. Do the best you can and don’t worry about it beyond that. But I worry. I stress. There’s no shortage of things to fret about. From the purely physical to the all-in-our heads […]

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When Pain Makes It Hard, How to Keep Writing

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 17, 2016 20 Comments • views: 1867
When Pain Makes It Hard, How to Keep Writing

by Pat Stoltey 2015 was a bad year for me, a year of stress and discomfort way beyond my usual challenges with arthritis and fibromyalgia. The laundry list of unfortunate incidents is too long to chronicle here. Two of the biggies: I spent more than three months early in the year healing from a broken […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Katherine Bogle

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 10, 2016 0 Comments • views: 915
Featured Writer on Wellness: Katherine Bogle

When you become a writer, there’s a lot that other writers don’t tell you. There’s your newfound coffee addiction, back pain from sitting in that computer chair all day, anxiety, weight gain, eyestrain, headaches, and much more. Being an author is supposed to be some magical profession, that when you make it, you make it, […]

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