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Featured Writer on Wellness: Melanie Hooyenga

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 13, 2016 6 Comments • views: 1442
Featured Writer on Wellness: Melanie Hooyenga

Writing is a very solitary endeavor. It’s easy to feel lost, to doubt yourself, to feel like you’re wasting your time creating something that no one will read, and if they do, won’t like. Add to that how close the kitchen is and before you know it, half—who am I kidding? An entire—bag of Special […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: D. D. Marx

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 31, 2016 0 Comments • views: 957
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: Jean Nicole Rivers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on September 29, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1237
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: Sabrina York

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on December 7, 2016 7 Comments • views: 1974
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: Jacqueline Cioffa

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 15, 2017 4 Comments • views: 2103
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jacqueline Cioffa

Living with manic depression and anxiety, the biggest physical challenge for me being a writer is finding a healthy balance between being still, managing anxiety, exercise, and writing. I also have sciatica, so back strengthening exercise is extremely important. It can painful to sit for long hours at a time. Walking is My “Writing Meditation” […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Michelle Cox

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 8, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1443
Featured Writer on Wellness: Michelle Cox

The biggest physical challenge in writing is probably having to sit so long in one place. When I first starting writing novels, I would only write for an hour a day and then go about my business, but now I sit for about seven and a half! I start writing as soon as my kids […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Marin Thomas

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on April 19, 2017 10 Comments • views: 2292
Featured Writer on Wellness: Marin Thomas

I’ve struggled with bad posture all my life. At 6’ 1” I tower over most people. I hated my height when I was younger, so I slouched to make myself smaller. I can still hear my mother’s voice in my head… “Throw your shoulders back!” As I grew older, I learned to love my height […]

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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: 1106
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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Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 994
Featured Writer on Wellness: M. J. Summers

I would say the biggest physical challenge for me is that my wrists and thumbs get sore if I type more than four thousand words in one stretch or spend more than about nine hours editing or working on graphics in a day. I have been to physio which helps, but I’m afraid I haven’t […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 27, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1322
Featured Writer on Wellness: J. C. Andrijeski

Probably lack of time to exercise is my biggest physical challenge as a writer, as that causes other problems like back problems, aches/pains, insomnia, and weight gain. I’ve had to be really strict about working some amount of exercise into my daily routine, or it doesn’t seem to happen, which usually means getting up earlier […]

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Your Writing Health Personality Type Secrets Revealed!

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on July 31, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1452
Your Writing Health Personality Type Secrets Revealed!

Did you know that your personality can determine what health problems you may face as you age? You’ve probably already heard that a “Type A” personality—one who drives himself or herself hard, works overtime, and has difficulty relaxing—is more at risk for a heart attack. There are other types of personalities at risk too, though. […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Wilck

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on August 16, 2017 4 Comments • views: 876
Featured Writer on Wellness: Jennifer Wilck

I think the biggest physical challenge to being a writer is it’s basically a stationary profession. Sounds pretty obvious, but I never really thought about it before. I write on my laptop, so I can move from my desk to my dining room table to my sofa to my deck when the weather is nice. […]

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