Journalism

My intention as a freelance journalist is to encourage compassion, open-mindedness and an unrelenting fascination for life through the prism of story-shaped communication.

My byline can be spotted in media outlets around the US and world, both in print and online, as a features correspondent, contributing writer or on the masthead.

Health and wellness. Mind-body-emotional fitness. Integrative medicine. Science and religion. Creativity and consciousness. Human potential. Sustainability. The natural world. Personal transformation. These are my journalistic focus areas, with a proclivity towards reporting on the good works of New Thought pioneers, as well as everyday people of extraordinary faith who help us envision a beautiful future.

Have the scoop on a bit of provocative news on the above or any other subject matter? Send me a lead and I’ll scope it out.

There is no one better at the art form of reporting than Gina. It’s the toughest writing in the world. It takes discipline, focus and talent to complete assignments with purpose and on deadline. Gina does it so well that people don’t even realize they’re being written for—it’s so smooth. I truly admire her skills and gifts.
—RICHARD SKRINJAR
District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr.’s Office
Gina has served as managing editor for 15+ years in charge of all content for our three monthly publications and two annual resource guides. Truthfully, we could NOT do what we do without Gina. She is most essential to our team.
—LYNN HOGAN WEBSTER
publisher, Pittsburgh Senior News
For years, Gina was a features correspondent for our magazine. I was consistently knocked out by her vivid, elegant prose and insightful interviewing skills. In times of creative drought, she's been a gifted muse, as well.
—SVEN HOSFORD
publisher, Point of Light

Sampling of Bylines

Gina Mazza
I come from a childhood where I would put every condiment imaginable on my cheeseburger just so I could feel more full. There’s value in that struggle.
— NFL superstar and Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu
I blurted out, ‘Why are you so happy?’ and Helen Keller said in her syncopated voice: ‘My child! It is because I live each day as if it were my last! Life is so full of glory!’ Was she damaged? Of course. Was she damaged? Not at all.
— renowned futurist Jean Houston, PhD

Need a pro-indy journalist to write your piece?

Doctors like me, we are the deviants of the culture, the ones who won’t lie down and take our [anti-psychotic drug] Risperdal.
— Cherokee shaman Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, author of "Coyote Medicine" and "Narrative medicine"
I can see it now: my daughter, circa age 30, lying on a psychiatrist's couch, being told: “It appears that you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder brought on by an acute period of parental deception between the formative ages of birth and 6, from which you've developed a psychological propensity to believe that all men—particularly those bearing gifts—are merely a figment of your imagination.”
— from Gina's humor piece, “Bad Santa”

Want a taste of my interviewing chops before you engage me?

Here’s one of my personal interviews with world-renowned consciousness pioneer Dr. David Hawkins, author of the seminal work “Power vs. Force” and 22 other books.