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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (May 19, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1499384734
  • ISBN-13: 978-1499384734
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 4.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #762,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

From the prologue:

"This isn't a book for you to read; this is a book for you to deconstruct, rip up, write on and use as a tool."

The print edition of this book is specially formatted--including pages with journaling prompts--to be written on, to take notes, to jot down your "a-ha" moments and begin writing your own stories. I've often found that some of my best writing and biggest discoveries started as doodles in the margins when I was supposed to be doing something else.

~ Kate Bartolotta

About the Author

Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America.

More About the Author

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life's best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she's making it up as she goes.

Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group (www.beyoumediagroup.com). She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Catherine L. Ghosh on May 24, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Heart Medicine reveals how the stories we tell ourselves about our lives, and ultimately write about, are intimately woven together with the very life we create. In a breezy layout of engaging chapters, including space for the readers to write upon, Kate Bartolotta, invites us to explore the belief system that informs our writings.

First we are asked to identify with one of four kinds of storytellers, and then, invited to fully inhabit our lives by becoming the creator of our own stories. Chapters three and four offer nourishing, pragmatic approaches to living the life of a writer, from an insiders view, as they dip into subjects like one’s relationship to time, space, nature, movement, play, audience, writer’s block, journaling, etc.

Chapters five and six are sprinkled with little anecdotes from the author’s own life, as she speaks about the value of finding one’s writing tribe: trusted witnesses who we can be vulnerable with and receive validation from upon our writing journey.

Kate Bartolotta concludes with two powerful and poetic, heartfelt chapters that beautifully define what it means to be a writer and to manifest one’s dreams. Expressing the importance of wedding imagination with action, she writes: “We need to find a synchronicity between our internal dreams and the external steps we take toward them”. Bartolotta’s book generously hands the reader a compass and a map, while inspiring us to find our own direction, and write our own manifesto, echoing Joseph Campbell, in challenging us to become the hero of our own story, both on and off the page. For, in the author’s own words: “Because being a writer isn’t just what we do. It’s who we are.” And what could be better heart medicine, than fully being oneself?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Todd White on May 20, 2014
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This book is a practical, straightforward, yet realistically idealistic guide to living the best lives we possibly can. Included are strategies for writers---whether journal-entry regulars or published writers---as well as helpful advice for anyone and everyone. A bookshelf must-have!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sarit on May 27, 2014
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Kate has created something wonderful with Heart Medicine. As a writer, I know how easy it is to get "stuck" in a pattern and essentially write in circles. This is the bane of a writer's life. But what Kate provides is an opportunity for insight and growth, both in the writing itself and the exercises she's laid out. Kate wants us readers/writers to scribble and rant and process within the pages. I intend to that again and again. I say this is a visceral hand to the heart because it acts as a healing salve to the healing heart via poetry and prose and self-investigation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Laura Bock on August 19, 2014
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This is a great read and resource for those looking to find their voice in the written word. I am a somewhat seasoned writer and I found a lot of the exercises in the book helping me to find the heart of my story, thus inspiring me to write more fulfilling pieces. Well written and put together, Kate knows how to guide you to dig down deep and tell your story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dana on July 11, 2014
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Anyone who has ever felt the need to write or has written knows that the gap from the blank page to the finished piece can sometimes be daunting. Heart Medicine is a a handbook to guide the reader on how to make that gap disappear. It is a workbook, a journal, a checklist and a road map on how to take the stirrings of our hearts and release them in written form. This is a perfect book for a beginner, a want-to-be writer or someone who writes every day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JennG on July 6, 2014
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Heart Medicine is an open invitation not only to write your own story but to also experience yourself more deeply. Kate Bartolotta has created a gem that explores the writer's process in a hands on way that I couldn't help but feel inspired and renewed. The questions and prompts that are presented will have you scribbling like mad, and keeping it close at hand as a journal of your heart song. In the end you'll not only have more tools for writing, but also tools for your journey that can be applied to so much more.
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