Liz Newman is a poet (author of “Hope Between Heartbeats”) and a lifestyle blogger who is madly in love with the written word. She writes poetry book reviews as a regular contributor for “A Better Today Media” and is almost always reading, writing, or reviewing poetic works.

In a previous post, I began a series of articles that will feature the work of poets with chronic illness. The first piece featured poems by Rina Bloom that raise awareness about what it is like to live with lupus.   I

Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut when it comes to how you promote your work on social media or how you connect and engage with your followers? I’ve been there too, more times than I can count.

June is Audiobook Month, and there is so much to celebrate! I’ll admit, I was a little late to this party, but I absolutely love audiobooks these days, and I wish I had started listening to them sooner. With busy

Hey, everybody! Did you know that June 23 is National Typewriter Day? On this day in 1868, inventor Christopher Latham Sholes was granted a patent for his typewriting machine. Now, typewriter enthusiasts everywhere use this day as a chance to

My initial goal with the “Poets for a Cause” spotlight articles was to showcase poets with passions for shedding light on a variety of important topics such as mental health, chronic illness, domestic violence, female empowerment, childhood cancer, trauma, and

I love spending time talking to poets about the people and passions that inspire their poems. But, what about the furry friends that support the writing process and inspire us in ways of their own?   So many writers have pets that

Did you know that 6 out of 10 people in the United States are living with a chronic disease? Four out of ten are living with two or more. Chronic illness is broadly defined as having a health condition for

Have you ever felt a surge of creativity after a sweat-filled spin class? Or have you ever experienced a breakthrough after a run around your block? We’ve known for a long time that mental and physical health are connected and can

I know I’m not alone when I say how much I miss my friends and family. For safety purposes, we have been keeping our distance for weeks. And while we know it’s for the best, it doesn’t stop it from

Hi, friends. I hope you and your loved ones are staying well during this pandemic.   I know that the state of our world right now has taken a mental toll on many of us in different ways. Social distancing from friends