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"Gina is well grounded with a touch of rebel that inspires others to action."

—Dominique, attendee

“I am so glad I attended Gina’s talk Monday evening. Her electrifying passion is infectious. I left with new perspectives and a wonderful, juicy energy boost.”

— author Sharon Lippincott


“Your talk last evening and your presence in my life encourage me to accept that I am ready to allow more of me to emerge. You are a blessing.”

— Susan, attendee

“Gina is a powerful speaker. She motivated me to look inward—what a gift. I’ve found clarity on a much deeper level.”

 — Denise, attendee


"Gina’s Women Who Dare Salon propelled me to plow through my fear and face the root cause of the “quiet financial chaos” I was creating in my life. The very next day, I took tangible steps to resolve this chaos for good."

—Elizabeth, attendee



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Upcoming Events | Show Up and Get Inspired!

Gina will be speaking at:

Chatham University’s Women of the World Retreat
Keynote presented by Gina Mazza
Friday, March 23, 2012, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Chatham University, Pittsburgh

Inspired Women Conference: Fearless, Fabulous Women Paying it Forward
Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13, 2012
The Pittsburgh Marriott North, Mars, PA, 724.935.6100

Women Read, Women Write Conference
Saturday, October 29, 2012
The Galleria at Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh

Gina was recently featured in Pittsburgh Better Times. Click here to read this article.

Summon the Muse: I’m absolutely willing to travel and speak with your group or organization about topics related to writing, publishing/self-publishing, creative expression or the myriad provocative topics within my book, Everything Matters, Nothing Matters. Or, we can create a special program together, if you’d like, expressly for your group. Email me to discuss.

Books That Have Moved Me to Write | or Write Better

The Art of the Personal Essay, Phillip Lopate
Blue Pastures, Mary Oliver
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, David Whyte
The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers, Betsy Lerner
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Love, Pablo Neruda
The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
The Miriam Webster Dictionary (no kidding)
On Writing, Stephen King
The Artist’s Way and Vein of Gold, both by Julia Cameron
Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life and Writing Down the Bones, both by Natalie Goldberg
Willa Cather on Writing: Critical Studies on Writing as an Art
Writing for Story: Craft Secrets of Dramatic Nonfiction, Jon Franklin

Books That Have Inspired Me | to Live My Higher Story

A Course in Miracles, Dr. Helen Schucman and William Thetford
Anam Cara and Eternal Echos, both by John O’Donohue
Autobiography of a Yogi and The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of Christ Within You, both by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks
The Holy Bible, Saint Joseph edition
Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Baird T. Spalding
Martha Graham: A Dancer’s Life, Russell Freedman
Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Carl Jung
Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield
On Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The Pages of Day and Night, Adonis
Power vs. Force, I: Reality and Subjectivity and Transcending Levels of Consciousness, all by Dr. David R. Hawkins
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
Spiritual Nutrition, Gabriel Cousens
The Translucent Revolution, Arjuna Ardagh

Writing Links

American Society of Journalists and Authors:
Books in Print:
Children’s Lit:
Freelance Writing:
Funds for Writers:
Humor Writing:
Media Bistro:
Poetry: or
Publisher’s Lunch:
Writer’s Market:
Writer’s Digest:

Noteworthy Global and Local (Pittsburgh) Resources for Inspired Living

Cosmikids (children’s education/enlightenment programs):
Institute of Noetic Sciences (consciousness studies):
Light of Consciousness magazine:
National Association of Divorce for Women and Children: Join the High-5 Club
NutriFarmacy (natural wellness, nutrition and rain forest remedies):
PITTSBURGH magazine:
Utne Reader (alternative media/modern culture):
What is Enlightment? magazine: