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I Don’t Dwell: One Man’s Story of Spontaneous Healing

Filed in Writing for Change by on January 22, 2015 4 Comments • views: 2278
I Don’t Dwell: One Man’s Story of Spontaneous Healing

A Writing for Change Featured Post I recently received an announcement from one of my publishers, Jupiter Gardens Press, that they had published Sam’s book, I Don’t Dwell. I was inspired by his story and so happy he agreed to share his experience of writing it. At the age of 6, Sam was hit by […]

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Conquer Drowsiness with 10 Easy Exercises You Can Do in 5 Minutes

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on January 20, 2015 2 Comments • views: 2566
Conquer Drowsiness with 10 Easy Exercises You Can Do in 5 Minutes

In his book Awaken the Giant Within, Tony Robbins said something that has stuck with me ever since I read it: “Emotion is created by motion. Everything that we feel is the result of how we use our bodies….If you repeatedly use your body in weak ways, if you drop your shoulders on a regular […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 15, 2015 4 Comments • views: 2527
Featured Writer on Wellness: Robin L. Flanigan

I’ve developed tendonitis in my right wrist, so I don’t type more than a few minutes without my hand brace or I start to have pain when I’m doing everyday activities like cutting food or brushing my teeth. On another note, I tend to do freelance assignments at a desk in my home office, but […]

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Are You Making These Mistakes That Lead to Carpal Tunnel?

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on January 13, 2015 8 Comments • views: 25447
Are You Making These Mistakes That Lead to Carpal Tunnel?

Could you be making mistakes today that increase your risk?

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Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Lutz

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on January 8, 2015 2 Comments • views: 2201
Featured Writer on Wellness: D. J. Lutz

In 2007, I retired from a very successful career as a performing musician and bandmaster in the Marine Corps. Along with many gifts and letters of appreciation, I left the Corps with backaches, sore feet, and arthritis in my shoulder. I also discovered I had a form of tendinitis in my right hand and wrist. […]

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The One Reason You Should Not Set Goals This Year

Filed in The Writing Life by on January 6, 2015 6 Comments • views: 2084
The One Reason You Should Not Set Goals This Year

There are a lot of blog posts published at this time of year telling us how to set goals. It’s rather of a useless activity, though, if you’re doing it simply because you think you should, or because everyone else is doing it, or because you did it last year. When we set goals, we […]

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10 Ways to Maintain a Writing Routine During the Holidays

Filed in The Writing Life by on December 30, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1701
10 Ways to Maintain a Writing Routine During the Holidays

We’re knee-deep in holiday season this week. Are you still getting your writing done? It’s probably one of the most difficult times of the year to stick with a daily writing practice. Most of our routines are completely upended, and routine is the writer’s friend when it comes to getting in a daily number of […]

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Three Forces You Must Defeat to Find the True Self

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on December 23, 2014 4 Comments • views: 861
Three Forces You Must Defeat to Find the True Self

“There are many ways to kill off the true self,” writes former Presbyterian pastor Paul Rademacher. “My weapon of choice was the ministry.” A great book about personal discovery and finding one’s own inner voice, A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe by Rademacher tells the story of one man’s struggle to first, figure out […]

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Keeping a Journal Can Help Chart a Path to Your Unique Voice

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, The Inner Life by on December 18, 2014 4 Comments • views: 1535
Keeping a Journal Can Help Chart a Path to Your Unique Voice

My step dad just passed an important anniversary—a year ago, he went through a double knee replacement. I remember that day well. One of the things that struck me as particularly challenging was the near endless process of medical-record-taking, from the initial registration to the consistent stream of nurses and other personnel coming in and […]

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The Secrets to Your Progress: Are You a Better Writer Today Than You Were Last Year?

Filed in The Writing Life by on December 16, 2014 6 Comments • views: 1246
The Secrets to Your Progress: Are You a Better Writer Today Than You Were Last Year?

At this time of year, I always find myself slipping into a period of reflection. How has the year gone? Where am I, in terms of my professional and personal growth? How did I do on my goals? Underneath all of this is perhaps the biggest question on my mind, and maybe on the minds […]

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7 Reasons to Enjoy Your Morning—or Afternoon—Cup of Coffee

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1541
7 Reasons to Enjoy Your Morning—or Afternoon—Cup of Coffee

My father always loved coffee, but when he got into his later sixties, his doctor recommended he avoid it. It’s an acidic drink—hard on aging or sensitive stomachs—and my dad was swallowing too many antacids. If you have a sensitive stomach, too, you may want to avoid coffee, or at least limit your intake. Those […]

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7 Ways to Beat the Winter Writing Blues

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on December 9, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1428
7 Ways to Beat the Winter Writing Blues

Are you feeling it? You’re dragging yourself through your workday. You’re dreading your exercise routines. You’re sleeping in on weekends until noon. And you’ve got a deadly craving for frosted brownies. Worst of all, you’re writing has slowed down. Maybe you’re struggling more than you were only a few weeks ago. Maybe you’re even blocked, […]

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