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Self-Care for Writers – Quieting the Mind

For us writers, the mind is the most important tool. It is where our stories are born. It’s where they grow into full tales that make it to the keyboard, paper or file. It’s more important than the computer and … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Posture

Now, I’m not a physiotherapist. And yes, I’ve dealt with back pains and wrenched backs a few times in my life, so I know how that feels. And I’m certainly not perfect in my posture, nor avoiding all problems. But … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Carpal Tunnel

Last week I wrote about pain and how to tap for it. Next, I want to look at some reasons for pain that we create ourselves. I have close and personal experience with at least two of them… let’s start … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Pain

So I did a really stupid thing last night and tried to sleep through a fairly strong headache. I don’t usually take anything for headaches, but maybe I should have… Even so, I managed to get some sleep (and had … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Vacation

Good self-care includes breaks. Which is why I am on vacation this week. I’m visiting my Dad and enjoying his company very much. However, he doesn’t want to be on social media, so I’m just sharing the cosy spot on … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Walking

I’m going to stay just a little longer with that terrible word: Exercise. But since I believe that gyms provide a most unnatural way of exercising and  are about the most evil invention ever (granted, they are helpful if you … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Moving

I think for many writers there is a nasty four-letter word that’s spelled with eight letters: Exercise. I mean, we usually sit at a desk in front of a computer (like old-fashioned me) or somewhere with a laptop or even … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Insomnia

There are few things worse than trying to fall asleep and failing. Getting angry at not being able to sleep, which of course makes everything worse. And feeling bad for not getting all the nice sleep you scheduled after reading … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Sleep

Today, I’m escalating the rest topic, and will talk about getting enough sleep. I know so many friends who are so busy that they don’t get enough sleep. Or cut their sleep time short on purpose as a habit. It … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Rest

Let’s start with the big and obvious one: Rest. If you’re a bit like me, you work pushing yourself, trying to get stuff done, finish the book, the editing, the formatting… and you ignore the effect all that focused work … Continue reading

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