Tag: writing pain

Featured Writer on Wellness: Everly Frost

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 23, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1366
Featured Writer on Wellness: Everly Frost

One of the hardest things I find as a writer is giving myself permission to rest. Every day feels like it’s go, go, go, and when I’m stressed about writing, there are two things that fly out the window: good posture and healthy eating. I tend to hunch over my laptop and I skip meals, […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lauren Gregory

Filed in Writers on Wellness by on March 30, 2016 2 Comments • views: 1250
Featured Writer on Wellness: Lauren Gregory

I have a specific health issue that began before I started writing in earnest, but which has been worsened by and made writing more difficult. I have cervical (neck) disc and bone degeneration, which results in nerve irritation and neck, arm, and hand pain. I have trouble moving my fingers to type. Sitting at a […]

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Hands Hurt? How to Keep Writing Anyway

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on August 2, 2016 1 Comment • views: 1458
Hands Hurt? How to Keep Writing Anyway

by Anne Goodwin Along with a keyboard and a good dictionary, fingers, hands, and arms are essential items in a writer’s tool bag. But long hours in the company of QWERTY can result in significant strain that, if ignored, can lead to permanent damage. In days gone by, this might have spelled the end of […]

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How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Filed in The Healthy Writer by on June 26, 2017 6 Comments • views: 1637
How to Heal a Writer’s Literal Pain in the Butt

Has writing become a literal pain in the butt? Answer the following questions: Do you experience… Pain in the buttock muscle on just one side that radiates down the back of your leg? Numbness and tingling along the back of the leg? Sciatic pain? Pain that gets worse the longer you sit? Pain that causes […]

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How to Solve This Painful Standing-Desk Problem

Filed in Tools to Write Pain-Free by on September 18, 2017 2 Comments • views: 277
How to Solve This Painful Standing-Desk Problem

Oh we thought we were so clever, didn’t we? After we heard about all the health hazards associated with sitting at the computer so much (read more about those here), many of us switched to standing desks. Some of us bought new ones to fit into our writing spaces, and some of us made our […]

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