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Change is Inevitable—5 Ways to Make it Easier

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on April 29, 2014 4 Comments • views: 846
Change is Inevitable—5 Ways to Make it Easier

I’ve got a few potential changes coming in my life, and I’m super excited. The idea of learning something new, meeting new people, and shaking up my daily routine a bit has always made the future a little brighter for me. But I have to admit—like many people, I’m not friendly with all forms of […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Susan Marsh

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 24, 2014 0 Comments • views: 395
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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7 Reasons Writing is One of the Most Dangerous Professions

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 22, 2014 1 Comment • views: 1161
7 Reasons Writing is One of the Most Dangerous Professions

Most people probably think writing is a pretty cushy gig. Kick back in your easy chair with your bon-bons and jot down a few words when the inspiration strikes. Go for a walk in the park. Enjoy the sunset from a rocking chair on the porch as you indulge your musings. Surely just about every […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jadie Jones

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 17, 2014 2 Comments • views: 684
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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Writing vs. Having Written—Are You Addicted to Success?

Filed in The Writing Life, When Writing Is Hard by on April 15, 2014 6 Comments • views: 1187
Writing vs. Having Written—Are You Addicted to Success?

Do you enjoy the process of writing, or are you happiest when “having written?” I’ve heard colleagues say writing is difficult and painful, while “having written” brings achievement, elation, pride. “I asked a Hamline workshop once how many of them actually liked to write and most of them preferred having written: the pride in finishing, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon James Barron

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 10, 2014 0 Comments • views: 445
Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon James Barron

You know, I’ve found a lot of physical challenges in writing, but perhaps not along the lines of what you might envisage. I know there are all sorts of carpal issues and back issues, and lord only knows that a bloody good seat is absolutely essential, but I find that the biggest physical challenge that […]

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Can’t Focus? Could Be Your Lunch—5 Foods to Help

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on April 8, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1297
Can’t Focus? Could Be Your Lunch—5 Foods to Help

You’ve got thirty minutes of uninterrupted time. You sit down to write, paint, compose, or work on that personal project you’re passionate about. You have only thirty minutes, and then you’ve got to go back to work, pick up the kids, make dinner, or take a loved one to the doctor. You sit down, thrilled […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Claudia White

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 3, 2014 0 Comments • views: 478
Featured Writer on Wellness: Claudia White

I would have to say that the biggest challenge has been to try to stay active, both at my desk and away. I suffer from back pain, so strenuous exercise is difficult. Like most people, I have gained a few pounds over the years, especially when the weather turns cold. Since I am often glued […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon Williams

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 372
Featured Writer on Wellness: Simon Williams

[My biggest challenge is] probably avoiding a repetitive strain injury, although I try to minimize that as much as I can through exercises; not sitting still for too long. Although when I’m completely wrapped up in a project, that can be difficult. I go to the gym as often as I can, which in my […]

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Why You May Want to Swap Your Cola for a Clearer Option

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on March 25, 2014 0 Comments • views: 400
Why You May Want to Swap Your Cola for a Clearer Option

Office workers—or those that regularly work at the computer —are notorious soda drinkers. Healthier options include tea, sparkling water, and even coffee, but from my experience, many people have a hard time sticking with that commitment forever. Sometimes, one just needs a Dr. Pepper. (Or Pepsi or Coke or whatever the choice may be.) If […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Whitney Boyd

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 21, 2014 0 Comments • views: 574
Featured Writer on Wellness: Whitney Boyd

When I am at a computer for long stretches of time, I tend to get snack-ish. It’s a guarantee. I will crave sugar and chocolate and chips and soda and everything unhealthy I can imagine. When I used to work in an office, I gained ten pounds in a year (which may not seem like […]

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Cerebral Congestion—How It Ruins Your Work in Progress

Filed in Boost Creativity, The Healthy Writer by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1045
Cerebral Congestion—How It Ruins Your Work in Progress

If you go too long without taking time off—real time off—you run the risk of suffering from cerebral congestion, which sabotages creativity and imagination.

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