Sit or stand? Or both?

I’m sure you’ve read the reports indicating how bad it is for you to sit at a desk all day. Writer’s are guilty of this, for sure. I have a desk job at the inn where I work, plus I write, sometimes for hours a day. How about you? How much sit-down time are you clocking in a day? Include in this count time spent in vehicles, watching television, and eating meals, and you can see how all that time sitting is adding up each day. Continue Reading

Why Taking A Break Never Fails

I might go all day, forgetting to eat and exercise. Forgetting to relax. Other times, I work so many days in a row, that, even though I’m breaking for meals and walks, I never feel rested. On these days, I’m generally working from the time I get up until late Continue Reading

Go on a Personal & Creativity Retreat

Not that you really have to go anywhere, I plan to take mine right at home – and in the general area. Or, if you prefer, a trip away from home would also be wonderful.  I was filling out my notebook, reading on Leonie Dawson’s blog, when I came across Continue Reading

Healthy Freelancers’ Recipe: Food Platters

These platters were created for a crowd of people, but would make excellent trays to eat off for a good portion of a week. Pick whatever you like, making more than one option if you prefer. Each time you eat, be sure to consume both vegetables/fruits with a protein source Continue Reading

Keep Learning

One thing I have learned over the years is it is important to keep learning. Whether you have a diploma, a degree, and/or 20 years of experience does not matter. There is always something new to learn. Something that will benefit you in one way or another. There are many Continue Reading

Do You Munch on Food When Writing?

I used to do this much more than I do now. And, when I do, I try to keep it healthy. But I used to eat chips, cookies, whatever was convenient. It was really just mindless snacking, usually because the food was close by. I wasn’t even always hungry. Being Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo: Keepin’ it Real, Keepin’ it Healthy

Embed from Getty Images With NaNoWriMo starting November 1st, it is a good idea to start thinking about how to get through that month as smoothly as possible. We want to come through the other end in relatively good health, physically and mentally. November, after all, is a darn stressful, Continue Reading

Healthy Freelancers’ Recipe: Kohlrabi and Summer Squash Salad

March is upon us, and spring is almost here. For many of us, this means a change to eating lighter, healthier. Salads are a great way to start. There are so many combinations, incorporating fruits, vegetables, and protein sources. Some salads (sides) are simple affairs with greens and a few Continue Reading

Healthy Freelancers’ Recipe: Smoothies!

Smoothies are one of my favorite snack items. They are easy to create with a few simple ingredients. Do not take much time, and can be made in a small blender for just one serving. The basic premise is: Liquid: Coconut or almond milk, or water. fruit: Banana, oranges, or Continue Reading

Advice for the New Freelancer

Whether you want to be a freelance writer, photographer or (insert career here), I would like to give you some advice to get you started along your path. 1. Find your motivation, and keep it in mind at all times. This may be anything from ‘I need to eat!’ to Continue Reading