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Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writer's High Paperback – September 18, 2011
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In addition to her Arizona romance novels, she's proud of Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writer's High offers hundreds of tips to help writers and readers relax and her relaxation CDs to teach relaxation to calm your body and mind and/or help you fall asleep.
Sample her writing and see why Midwest Book Review called her work "quirky" and "profound" (is that profoundly quirky or quirkily profound?)After living in seven states, she happily calls a small town in Arizona home.
Top Customer Reviews
Just reading this quote makes me want to try another profession. But, fear not friends, there's help. Relaxing the Writer is a guide to help develop your personal user's manual of relaxation methods. Author Amber Polo tells us about how mental stress and physical tension can affect every part of the writer's life. All writers enter into an altered state of consciousness and need relaxation techniques to focus the mind, de-stress the body, and calm emotions because that will replenish creativity.and all writers want that creative edge.
Relaxing the Writer covers Aromatherapy to Zumba in depth and all the fun things in between. I love the fact that Polo gives me options on how I can incorporate the Active, Meditative, and Sensual Artistic areas into MY life. She suggests not only aerobic activities, but music to write to.and the moving and the music genre can fit your style of writing. I love the fact that Relaxing the Writer had some practical wisdom about how to sit, where to place your computer, and how to create a comfortable work environment with aromatherapy and good lighting.
The Buddha says, "To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." Read how to make relaxation a priority for you.
by Doris Anne Roop-Benner
for Story Circle Book Reviews
reviewing books by, for, and about women
|Length: 1:35 Mins|
This book is chock full of sensible techniques, such as using all your senses, making your work place comfortable and attractive, and using the right kind of chair. In addition, an occasional change of scene is highly recommended. There are techniques that can be used whether you work in a posh home office, the corner of a table, or at a lakeside retreat.
One technique that is put to good use throughout the book is larger type to reduce eyestrain. A very valuable part of the book includes simple, well-illustrated stretches and exercises with easy to understand tips on the benefits of proper breathing, journaling. massage, laughter, meditation, walking, and many other techniques.
Although some may see the content as simple common sense, it can be a useful reference to look through once in awhile, to remind ourselves that we need to take care of ourselves in order to be our most productive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gave this as a gift to a new writer. He really appreciated this read.Published 16 months ago by Rutie
NOTE: I received a free copy of this book for review.
RELAXING THE WRITER is written by author, yoga instructor, and librarian Amber Polo. Read more
Stretching, self-massage, hydration, and meditation are just some of the easy-to-perform, rejuvenating methods suggested to the reader in this helpful book. Read morePublished on April 19, 2012 by Patrick Hafner
If you are spending more time with your computer than you should, reading Amber Polo's "Relalxing the Writer, Guidebook to the Writer's High" is a must. Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by Alice from the library
Amber Polo's "Relaxing the Writer" is a nice blend of mind/body relaxation techniques and ergonomic exercises for reducing stress. Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by Barbara Mitchell
Relaxing the Writer is not just for writers, but for all of us who experience stress in our lives. Amber Polo addresses situations specific to writers - those who sit, in... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Valerie Allen