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8 Simple, Effective Ways to Conquer Lower Back Pain That Work For Me—And Might Help You, Too – by Ruth Harris…

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on Anne R Allen:

Q: How do you know you’re a “real writer?”

A: Your back hurts.

So do your shouders and neck. (And maybe your hands and wrists don’t feel so great, either.)

Sorry about that—I truly am—but I’ve been there and I (literally) feel your pain. Not just the existential kind resulting from rejection and lousy reviews, but the physical kind that comes from hours spent hunched over a computer or notebook, plopped on a living room sofa, standing at a kitchen counter, perched over a night table, sprawled on a bed, or, in one memorable instance, making-do at child-sized desk in a borrowed summer home.

We’ve all read the articles telling us that sitting can kill us. What those articles don’t say is that before it does, sitting can make us so miserable with lower back pain that sometimes we almost wish we were dead.

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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