Kate Mazzotta

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How To Trick Your Brain Into Overcoming Fear: A Psychologist Explains

<i>An expert in all things neuroplasticity, mindfulness, and positive psychology, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a pro at giving people power over their brains</i> …

These March Blue Moon Ritual Spells Will Brighten Your Darkness

If you needed another reason to believe that we live in a magical universe, brace yourselves. On Saturday, March 31, we'll have a second full moon in …

Curry Lit: Writing Authentically About India

Even if the Indian subcontinent was never your home to begin with, it can serve—and has served—as a spiritual home in conversation, books, films, and pilgrimage-like trips. In her 1979 book <i>Karma Cola</i>, Gita Mehta observed these visitors and the industry of fake fakirs who sprang up around them to …

The Spiritual Meaning Of The Winter Solstice Is Actually Really Easy To Participate In

The winter solstice of 2017 falls on Thursday Dec. 21, marking the first official day of winter. That sucks, right? It's already four degrees out, …

Why Content Writers Should Publish on Medium

Medium levels the playing field for writers. It gives a voice to individuals who have something interesting or important to say. Even if you don't …

Learn how to plan and outline your novel in less than 3 hours

Your high school english teacher was right — outlining is one of the most important steps in the writing process. It's also one of the most tedious …

How to write a character unlike you

<i>Today we have a guest post, courtesy of ESL teacher Ethan Miller.</i>Character creation is a key element of writing a novel. Authors, knowingly or …

Writing Advice From a (Newly Minted) Nobel Winner

Kazuo Ishiguro wrote the bulk of The Remains of the Day in four weeks. All it took was extreme dedication—and a willingness to be terrible.<p>It’s tempting to talk of writing—the art of it, the craft of it, the <i>lifestyle</i> of it—as a kind of romance. Writers of serious literature (according to, at least, …

Leonard Cohen’s Last Book, Response to Ishiguro’s Nobel Win, and More

StaffDaily News<i>Playboy</i>’s literary editor shares her experiences; <i>Image</i> to publish Flannery O’Connor’s college journal; writers on their favorite …

The Ultimate List Of Reasons Why You Should Be Blogging

The Ultimate List of Reasons Why You Should be Blogging<p>Oh boy, there are so many reasons why you should be blogging. Just type in ‘blogging reasons’ …

Meditation For Creativity (Here's How To Do a Mantra Meditation)

Meditating on a mantra is a powerful way to release stress, and it’s also great for unleashing creativity. Many mantra meditators say once they began the practice they became much more creative, whether that meant painting or writing or finding an unexpected solution to a business problem. Many …

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books include <i>How Proust Can Change Your Life</i> (1997), <i>Status Anxiety</i> (2004) …

Emotional Intelligence

Books to Get You Writing

Is 2017 finally going to be the year when you start that novel, finish your memoir, or journal with more regularity? When I started writing …

Writing

Books That Will Change Your Life

What is your big idea?<p>Found it……..or still looking? That one idea can be the catalyst to a life imagined.<p>Just one glimmer of inspiration can …

Robert Reich: 12 ways to disrupt Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president

<b>FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump challenges U.S. intelligence agencies to provide decisive evidence of Russian involvement in election-season hacking. Ahead of a highly anticipated congressional</b> …

Donald Trump

4 Trends in Social Media That Are Changing the Game

It's up to brands to commit to creating engaging content and using social media the right way to connect with their audiences.<p>Savvy brands have been using social media to engage with their audiences for a long time, and with continuous changes, updates, and additions making these platforms better …