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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.

Mantras are words, poems, or statements that you repeat to yourself frequently. A good mantra will help remind you of your core beliefs and values, shifting your perspective back to what matters. For me, the goal of a morning mantra

Have you ever thought about how your writing space may be affecting your work? Distractions, writer’s block, negativity, and more can wreak havoc on our writing environment and make it challenging to put pen to paper. But don’t worry—there are

If you don’t know your number on the Enneagram and would like to find out, try this free test to get you started.   Type Five is known as “The Thinker”. Fives have a deep hunger for knowledge and understanding. They are

This year hasn’t looked anything like what we thought it would. So much has changed, and so much will continue to change as we enter a new season. Whether you are feeling nostalgic to see summer end or excited and

September 1st is World Letter Writing Day, a day to celebrate hand-written correspondence and connection. As technology has advanced, letter writing has become an endangered art form. Sure, we may still write thank you notes or birthday cards, but the

In a previous article, I discussed the benefits of reading poetry with your child. Poetry can give parents the opportunity to help nurture their children’s imagination while encouraging their intellectual growth and emotional intelligence. These are skills we carry with

As the pandemic progresses month after month, people are left feeling the isolating aftermath of it all.    With the chaos surrounding us, I have found comfort speaking to others in the poetry community. So many of us are trying to make

If you don’t know what number you are on the Enneagram and would like to find out before reading, check out this free test to get you started.    Enneagram Threes are known as The Achievers. They seek success in everything they

Jon Lupin, also known as The Poetry Bandit, is a poet from Vancouver whose writing is sure to resonate with readers. He is an authentic storyteller who pens his poetic works with wisdom and wit, sharing his experiences in an

The summer season inspires romance and adventure as the days stretch out longer and our hearts bask in the warmth of new opportunities to make memories. But the season itself also inspires so much admiration as we look around and

If you don’t know what number you are on the Enneagram and would like to find out before reading, check out this free test to get you started.   Today, as we continue to analyze poetry through an Enneagram lens, it is

It’s no surprise that musicians are often talented poets in their own right. Their skill for creating melodies and lyrics can translate beautifully to written pieces, leaving the reader feeling the harmony and intentionality of their art, no matter the