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Allergy Headaches? I Tried Butterbur—It Helps!

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 25, 2014 0 Comments • views: 2665
Allergy Headaches? I Tried Butterbur—It Helps!

I’ve suffered from allergies for years, but it’s only been in the last decade or so that they’ve manifested into painful and frequent migraine headaches. Spring, summer, fall, winter—doesn’t matter. For the longest time, regular over-the-counter antihistamines worked fine for me, but then came the day when the regular dosage just wasn’t touching my headaches […]

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Sitting > 6 Hrs a Day? Your Risk of Death Just Increased by Nearly 40%

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 20, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1182
Sitting > 6 Hrs a Day? Your Risk of Death Just Increased by Nearly 40%

Sitting kills. I know. I’ve experienced the back pain, stiff muscles, and headaches. But it gets worse. In addition to fostering weight gain and too much padding on your backside, sitting can actually shorten your life. Proof Sitting Kills A study published in 2009 looked at sitting time and mortality in over 17,000 participants 18-90 […]

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Hands Too Cold to Type? Try These

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on February 18, 2014 0 Comments • views: 13871
Hands Too Cold to Type? Try These

My mom got me these cool hand warmers for Christmas one year. They stretch up over your wrists and forearms to help keep your fingers warm while you’re typing. Handmade, they were a find from a local farmer’s market. As we go into the the fall and winter seasons, there are a lot of mornings […]

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Why a Handwritten Letter is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Valentine

Filed in Who Supports Your Writing Dreams? by on February 13, 2014 0 Comments • views: 2963
Why a Handwritten Letter is the Best Gift You Can Give Your Valentine

I’m willing to bet that most every woman has a secret. It’s in a box under the bed, or at the top of the closet, or in the bottom of a drawer. If not a box, it’s in an old manila envelope, worn and ragged at the edges, or a cloth bag tied with ribbon. […]

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10 Healthy Munchies for Writers and Other Deskbound Folks

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 11, 2014 0 Comments • views: 924
10 Healthy Munchies for Writers and Other Deskbound Folks

There’s something about working in an office that compels one, no matter how health conscious, to cave in to the munchies. Why not take advantage of the compulsion to choose healthy but satisfying options?

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If Peyton Manning Can Fail in Front of 100+ Million People, What Are You Afraid Of?

Filed in When Writing Is Hard by on February 6, 2014 0 Comments • views: 291
If Peyton Manning Can Fail in Front of 100+ Million People, What Are You Afraid Of?

If Peyton Manning can fail and fail BIG in front of an estimated 108-plus million people and still come out confident and self-assured, what do you and I have to fear?

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Study Says Devices Cause Eye Strain—10 Tips to Help

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on February 2, 2014 0 Comments • views: 879
Study Says Devices Cause Eye Strain—10 Tips to Help

A report released on January 9, 2014, by the Vision Council states that nearly 70 percent of adults experience eye strain when working on digital devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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Accept the Impossibilities and Keep Going

Filed in The Writing Life, When Writing Is Hard by on May 18, 2012 0 Comments • views: 600
Accept the Impossibilities and Keep Going

Anything worthwhile presents obstacles—how will you overcome them?

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Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 16, 2012 6 Comments • views: 679
Getting Physical—My Week at the Ranch

Even if you exercise every day, you may not be moving your body enough for optimal health.

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“The Grey”—It’s Not About Wolves

Filed in The Inner Life, Your Purpose as a Writer by on February 1, 2012 1 Comment • views: 438
“The Grey”—It’s Not About Wolves

Hollywood isn’t known for its multi-layered box-office smashes. They don’t often make millions with metaphorical masterpieces. The general word is that Americans don’t like them. They like their stories nice and neat, simple and straightforward, properly wrapped up and sealed at the end. Apparently, that’s why many of them scored the recent release The Grey […]

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Prepare—the Universe Will Test You

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice by on October 31, 2011 1 Comment • views: 439
Prepare—the Universe Will Test You

In the movie “The Dark Knight,” Harvey Dent, played by Aaron Eckhart (who ends up being the evil Two-Face), quiets an angry and fearful crowd by telling them, “The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” This quote comes to mind when I think about the challenges […]

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To Make a Change, Set a Deadline

Filed in Finding & Following Your Voice, The Writing Life by on October 27, 2011 0 Comments • views: 299
To Make a Change, Set a Deadline

If you want to make a change in your life, here’s something I’ve learned—you can’t wait for things to get to the point of being “just right.” You need to listen to your inner voice, then set a deadline. A real, solid day/month/year deadline. Something about taking that one action makes things happen. My inner […]

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