Tag: writers health

The Care and Feeding of an Author

Filed in The Healthy Writer, Writers on Wellness by on March 2, 2016 4 Comments • views: 2800
The Care and Feeding of an Author

by Tracy Shawn A while back I ran into my first writing teacher and made sure to thank him for his help in sparking my career as an author. In reply, he shook his head and gave me a wry smile. “I’m so sorry,” he said. I nodded, knowing exactly what he meant. Yes, writing […]

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Why You Should Ask Your Doctor if He Reads Fiction

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 2, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1534
Why You Should Ask Your Doctor if He Reads Fiction

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a doctor. It’s not just the fact that some are more experienced or efficient than others. It’s that a good relationship with your doctor is important to your health, and let’s face it: we simply get along better with some people than others. So how […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 10, 2017 2 Comments • views: 1047
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Ann Forkner

When I was younger, I would hear other writers talk about how sitting at their writing desk for long periods made their joints stiff. I couldn’t relate to their pain at the time, but now that I’m in my forties I know exactly what they were talking about. With all the demands of family and […]

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7 Things to Help Exhausted Writers Get More Quality Sleep

Filed in Healthy Writer Recipes by on May 15, 2017 5 Comments • views: 1242
7 Things to Help Exhausted Writers Get More Quality Sleep

We all need between 7-8 hours of sleep per night for good health. Less than that has been linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and even early death. Writers are creative folks, and need their sleep to keep their brains sharp. A 2010 study found that sleep, especially deep REM […]

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Your Writing Health Personality Type Secrets Revealed!

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on July 31, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1014
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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