Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Morning Motivators to Slay Your Creative Dragons

By CJ Lyons and Margie Lawson


The science world this week has been filled with great reasons for you to keep moving!!

Did you know that exercise stimulates the growth of new brain cells? Yep, especially the brain cells found in the hippocampus which is the part of the brain that translates memory and experience. A vital area for us writers!!

And, exercise has been shown to stimulate the production of the chemicals needed to fight depression, block pain, and prevent inflammation. That twenty minute walk around the block to clear your head is better than a fistful of Prozac, Codeine or aspirin!!

Furthermore, regular exercise helps to prevent stress not only in your mind but also on your face. Yep, no more botox, healthy eating and regular exercise can do more to erase those wrinkles!

So, what are you waiting for? Get moving!

As a pediatric ER doctor, CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge suspense novels. Her debut, LIFELINES (Berkley, March 2008), became a national bestseller and Publishers Weekly proclaimed it a "breathtakingly fast-paced medical thriller." The second in the series, WARNING SIGNS, is due out January, 2009. Contact her at

Margie Lawson -- presenter, psychotherapist, writer -- lives at the top of a Colorado mountain west of Denver. Margie merged her two worlds, psychology and writing, to develop psychologically anchored editing systems and techniques that teach writers how to write page turners. A former college professor, Margie works as a psychotherapist, writes fiction and nonfiction, and presents full day master classes for writers internationally. Go to for more information.

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