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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: 670
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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How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 29, 2017 8 Comments • views: 870
How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

We all know by now that spending too much time in the wrong chair can set you up for a lot of pain. The answer has to be finding the right chair, right? And there is no shortage of options out there. The gurus of ergonomics have pulled out all the stops to design top-of-the-line, […]

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Easy Tips to Help Writers Stop Weight Gain in its Tracks

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 3, 2017 1 Comment • views: 821
Easy Tips to Help Writers Stop Weight Gain in its Tracks

by Marcia Yudkin When I lived in Boston as a work-at-home writer, I stayed trim and lean despite having no exercise plan. The Boston Public Library was a 20-minute walk away, and ditto for Star Market, which I’d visit every other day to keep our refrigerator and pantry stocked. Because some people described our South […]

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The Best Pet for a Writer’s Health and Well Being

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 1, 2017 10 Comments • views: 1787
The Best Pet for a Writer’s Health and Well Being

Ask a writer about his or her pets and you’ll likely hear a story of long-term friendship and love. We spend a lot of our time alone with our computers, so it’s likely that we, perhaps more than others, appreciate the benefits our pets bring into our lives. They are the ones that sit close […]

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7 Ways to Beat Writer Weight Gain that Actually Work

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 10, 2017 7 Comments • views: 2109
7 Ways to Beat Writer Weight Gain that Actually Work

In featuring many writers on this site over the years, one thing I’ve found is that weight gain is a common struggle for us. And no wonder. We spend much of our days at the computer and often have a hard time fitting in regular exercise. All that time in the chair also tends to […]

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The Easy Way to Boost Brain Power and Energy for Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management, The Healthy Writer by on March 27, 2017 9 Comments • views: 2335
The Easy Way to Boost Brain Power and Energy for Writing

To write well and write fast, you need two things: energy, and a sharp brain. Unfortunately, it’s easy to fall short on both of these. Busy days with long to-do lists can leave you feeling fatigued and dull, like you couldn’t think up a new scene to save your life. If you find yourself feeling […]

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What You Need to Know About Potential Laptop Dangers

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 13, 2017 3 Comments • views: 1510
What You Need to Know About Potential Laptop Dangers

I love my laptop. I do all my fiction writing and blog writing on it, and I take it with me everywhere. My desktop gets a great workout on my freelance projects and submissions, but for just about everything else, I’m on my laptop. Imagine my dismay, then, when I read recently that it may […]

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How Reading Books Can Boost Your Life Expectancy

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on December 12, 2016 6 Comments • views: 2105
How Reading Books Can Boost Your Life Expectancy

Writers are regularly told to read. It’s through reading that we become immersed in story. We learn from the masters, and intuitively gain experience in plot, characterization, pacing, and more. Most writing teachers will tell you that if you’re not reading—a lot—you can’t expect to become a better writer. Well, now you have even more […]

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8 Easy Chair Exercises to Keep Writers in Shape

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on November 1, 2016 2 Comments • views: 934
8 Easy Chair Exercises to Keep Writers in Shape

by Jane Dizon According to a 2013 survey, 86 percent of American workers sit with an average of 13 hours a day. That accounts for more than half of a day. Throw in your seven- to eight-hour sleep, and you’re looking at a staggering 21 hours of sedentary lifestyle, and that’s just in one day. […]

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3 Ways to Keep Sugar from Killing Your Creative Mojo

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on October 10, 2016 4 Comments • views: 1070
3 Ways to Keep Sugar from Killing Your Creative Mojo

To say I was skeptical would be putting it mildly. Years ago, some of my clients started asking me to write about the “dangers” of consuming sugar. Sugar? Please. I felt like John Travolta when he plays the angel in the movie, Michael. In one scene, after pouring heaps of sugar on top of his […]

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Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Tools to Write Pain-Free by on August 29, 2016 10 Comments • views: 1741
Why Your Standing Desk Isn’t Doing You Any Good

I’m just now getting used to standing up while I work. After researching the dangers of sitting for hours (over six hours increases your risk of, um…death), and looking into the options that are out there today for standing desks, I kind of convinced myself of the need to make a change. I haven’t invested […]

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3 Ways Essential Oils Make it Easier to Be Creative

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on August 16, 2016 0 Comments • views: 905
3 Ways Essential Oils Make it Easier to Be Creative

This post originally appeared on “T’s Stuff” as part of a book tour for “Loreena’s Gift.” I’ve been a health writer for over 17 years, and during that time I’ve learned quite a bit about natural oils and how beneficial they are. There’s a reason we’re seeing more and more of them in skin care […]

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