how to banish forearm and elbow pain, burn calories, build endurance & maintain muscle while writing

Have you ever dealt with frustrating wrist pain or carpal tunnel or tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow or climber’s elbow – pain that is aggravated by typing and computer work?

Have you ever wished you could walk one, five or ten miles while still being able to work on a book, a project, or a paper?

Have you ever wished you could simply talk your thoughts into existence, and have them appear in your emails, documents, books and more?

Then this podcast episode is for you.

During this discussion, you’ll discover:

-How author Joanna Penn developed chronic repetitive motion injuries in her wrist, and why ergonomic keyboards and an ergonomic computer mouse weren’t working for her…

-Why Joanna decided to go way above and beyond simply using a standing workstation or treadmill desk…

-How Joanna is simultaneously working on multiple books while also training for an ultramarathon…

-Whether you can really, truly be creative while standing or walking, and why it’s a myth that you need to sit to write effectively…

-The exact tools, microphones and software that Joanna has found to work very well for dictation…

-A book that will teach you exactly how to dictate quickly and effectively…

-How to  “train” your computer to recognize your voice and accent…

-How to enhance productivity with ambient noise and focus apps…

-And much more!

How To Banish Forearm and Elbow Pain, Burn Calories, Build Endurance & Maintain Muscle While Writing.

 

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everything you need

The older I get, the more I appreciate the therapeutic value of working outside in our yard and reading a good book. Marcus Tullius Cicero said that “if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” and I agree with that. I would just add “good health” and “family” to the list.

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perfectionism

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.”

Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

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slip: a stunning dance by Phillip Chbeeb & Renee Kester | music by Elliot Moss

“Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain… and it is. Since we were children we have been told to embrace the best of our experiences & disregard the worst… But what happens when the most beautiful memories from our past end up doing the most damage to our future?

How do we let go?

How do we move forward?

The past is comfortable
The past is familiar
The past is the prison I’m fighting to escape.”

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self-esteem: what are you worth?

“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
― Iyanla Vanzant

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the importance of making peace with your past

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them”
Iyanla Vanzant, Yesterday, I Cried

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everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

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improve your hip flexibility without stretching

http://www.hybridperspective.com/2015/08/27/getting-an-elite-gymnasts-hips-more-flexible-by-not-stretching-part-1-from-clinic-to-practice-3/#more-6243

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dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150828-dos-and-donts-to-preserve-your-brainpower

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sleep and memory

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