Tag: writing and wellness

Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Brooks

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on February 28, 2014 0 Comments • views: 718
Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Brooks

A few things came to mind when I started thinking about the physical challenges of writing: the slouchy way I sit at my desk for example, or that unpleasant feeling of being mentally but not physically tired. However, if I had to pick the biggest challenge, I think I would say it is the difficulty […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Ann Pietrangelo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 8, 2014 0 Comments • views: 516
Featured Writer on Wellness: Ann Pietrangelo

Some people may find this difficult to fathom, but being a full-time writer can put quite a strain on the body. When I’m really into my work, time ceases to exist. I can go hours without moving, and that’s not healthy. It’s bad for circulation and creates all kinds of aches and pains. My husband […]

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Are You Suffering from Spock’s Brain Syndrome?

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on May 20, 2014 0 Comments • views: 607
Are You Suffering from Spock’s Brain Syndrome?

I have to admit it. Sometimes I wish I didn’t have a body. Then I could work on a project as long as I wanted to without worrying about a sore neck, sore back, tight hamstrings, sagging muscles, dry eyes, and all the rest. This is especially true when I’m on a roll. The writing […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Kim Church

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 22, 2014 2 Comments • views: 1391
Featured Writer on Wellness: Kim Church

I told my friend Kelly I was working on a piece about writing and wellness and she said, “Fiction, right?” If there’s anything physically healthy in the act of writing, I haven’t found it. I live too much in my mind. I suffer from “cerebral congestion”—an occupational hazard of both writing and law. Bad Writing […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Heather Marshall

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on May 29, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1053
Featured Writer on Wellness: Heather Marshall

I think stiffness is the biggest physical challenge of being a writer. We sit for hours at a time, hunched over a desk. I write all of my first drafts and take research notes with pen and paper, which alleviates the eye strain from looking at a screen. Still, I hold the same position for […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Welling

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 5, 2014 3 Comments • views: 952
Featured Writer on Wellness: Tina Welling

My biggest physical challenge since I’ve begun writing full time is being indoors for so much of the day. I’ve tried working outside in nice weather, but I can’t seem to do any meaningful writing, just light, daydreamy work, though it’s a good place to edit. Deeper work eludes me outside; I get caught up […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Heidi Chandler

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 12, 2014 0 Comments • views: 562
Featured Writer on Wellness: Heidi Chandler

I’m a big believer that the quality of my work is directly related to how my body feels, so I try to be good to myself. Exercise makes me a better writer, so I typically fit something in every day.  A good workout is like a mind cleanse; it resets my brain and gets the […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey Levine

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on June 19, 2014 0 Comments • views: 549
Featured Writer on Wellness: Stacey Levine

My biggest physical challenge  has been repetitive stress hand annoyances plus overall discomfort at sitting too much. I’m always trying to improve my desk situation, but this high-minded approach has only arisen now after several years of sitting on a couch, virtually curled into the cracked  screen of my laptop. Now I have to take […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Bethany Harar

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 10, 2014 3 Comments • views: 1013
Featured Writer on Wellness: Bethany Harar

By far the biggest physical challenge for me is managing my weight. As a full-time teacher and mother of two, the only time I have to write is in my “free” time (I’m laughing on the inside, because I barely know the meaning of that phrase), and that is the time I’m miraculously supposed to […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Maria Naranjo

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 17, 2014 0 Comments • views: 1225
Featured Writer on Wellness: Elizabeth Maria Naranjo

The biggest physical challenge is being sedentary. My two favorite hobbies—writing and reading—require no more from me than sitting still and turning pages or typing. And I’m way too comfortable with that. For example, I’d never look up from my computer and say, “Hey! You know what? I think I’ll go for a sprint around […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Bonnie Dodge

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 24, 2014 3 Comments • views: 895
Featured Writer on Wellness: Bonnie Dodge

The biggest physical challenge for me as a writer is staying physically active. I have diabetes and it’s important to get at least thirty minutes of exercise every day. If I don’t do it first thing in the morning, I can’t manage to work it in. I am a walker and try to walk three […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerri Cuevas

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on July 31, 2014 4 Comments • views: 707
Featured Writer on Wellness: Kerri Cuevas

My biggest challenge with writing is being fatigued. I work full time and my job is physically demanding, and then I come home to three children.  Time isn’t on my side, and when I’m able to sneak in some writing my brain is on the fritz. What helps me is eating a healthy supper, allowing […]

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