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Bloggings of a Workout, Writing Guru

Bloggings of a Workout, Writing Guru 
From the Queen City to Tinseltown, hamstrings to heartstrings, authoring to anxiety, Stacy Sims - owner of Pendelton Pilates - covers it all in her blog.

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Stacy Sims has dabbled in just about every life experience possible. From running a business, authoring a novel, launching a non-profit organization and writing a screenplay, Sims has been there and done that.

 

But Sims also puts a pushpin in the map of darker places, such as alcoholism, anxiety and addiction to prescription medications. Luckily, Sims' talent and love for writing dredged her out of those murky waters so she could accomplish those shimmering successes later in life.

 

At the cusp of overcoming her addictions and anxiety, she reached out to two things: Pilates and the written word. She started as a Pilates instructor and authored her first novel, Swimming Naked. She eventually blossomed into the owner of Pendleton Pilates in Pendleton Square near Over the Rhine. Now, she's also an accomplished writer.

 

She writes "Girl Scout," a monthly column for Cincinnati Magazine and just finished writing a novel a few months ago called Nebraska. She's also tinkering in Tinseltown with her first play produced in Los Angeles last year. She's preparing a musical called "The Vivian Girls." In addition, she produced a piece for CincyFringe for the True Body Project again this year.

 

From working with women and young girls and their underlying body image issues deep within, she launched The True Body Project, a non-profit organization that helps teenage girls and women connect with their bodies and voices.

 

Sims writes about her personal and professional passions in the blog, (e)MOTION that she launched two years ago. "I was interested in communicating in a more organized and thoughtful way than on Facebook or Twitter and in a speedier way than via a novel or play," Sims says.

 

Her favorite posts include what she wrote after thinking she had met her future husband (Oh, I Want to Dance with Somebody) and the one she wrote about recovering from anxiety (House and Home).

 

One of her most recent posts was about getting the opportunity to train with Taylor Swift's dancers. "I figure they become invisible when Taylor is in the room," Sims says. "They are a bunch of really young kids on the road for a long time. I enjoyed really seeing them, connecting with them [and] nurturing them a bit."

 

While she wishes she had more time to blog, Sims says she enjoys this new outlet for writing to the world. And she enjoys discovering and reading other blogs, too. "I haven't gotten in the habit of any one blog, but what is great with social networking, like Facebook, I am constantly being led to some awesome new blog," she says. "There are a lot of amazing writers out there with a lot to say."



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