Hello, I’m
Natalli Amato

Poet and Journalist

Natalli Amato is a poet and journalist who explores how we relate to ourselves, others, and the natural world through her writing. Natalli’s first full-length poetry collection, On a Windless Night , was published by Ra Press in 2019. Her second collection, Burning Barrel , will be released in 2022 by Finishing Line Press. In both collections, wild, rural landscapes serve as teachers showing us how to live, love, and let go. Her chapbook, Gone Walking and Other Departures, grapples with grief and loss and has recently been accepted for publication by Illuminated Press. Natalli’s poem “ Price Chopper, Alex Bay ” has been nominated for the 2020/2021 Best of The Net Anthology.

As a working journalist, Natalli regularly writes for Rolling Stone, Vice, and Taste of Country. She covers music and entertainment, news, and lifestyle across the publications. For two years, she was the assistant to the editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone and during that time she helped produce the magazine’s hugely popular 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, where she studied Sociology and Public Relations. She was awarded the university’s Edwin T. Whiffen Poetry Prize for her poem “When I am Shucking Corn.”

Currently, Natalli is working on her first Young Adult novel and is preparing to pursue her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. You can read her poetry and prose at


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Personal Growth

Use Gratitude to Cultivate Abundance Mindset

Gratitude is a universal presence. Whether you make a point to spend time with it each day or it bubbles up spontaneously in a moment of contentment or wonder, you probably already know many of the gifts it brings. Gratitude makes us aware of the preciousness of our lives, puts us in touch with the love we have for those we share it with, and reminds us that we are already whole.

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Personal Growth

Adopt the Practice of Writing Morning Pages to Boost Creativity

In a culture that has commodified the fruits of creativity to the degree that ours has, it can be easy for us to feel cut off from our inherent creative energy if we are not producing something tangible. In reality, creativity is not a special stream that only some of us can tap into and enjoy. By the very virtue of being alive and human, we have the ability and power to create. In our everyday choices - from preparing a meal to planning our weekend activities - we engage with our imagination and, in the process, we shape and build our lives. This is creativity in its most essential form. You do not have to identify as an artist to enjoy this power.

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Mind-Body Health

How to Use Mindfulness to Prevent Burnout at Work

For most professionals, the feeling of burnout is a familiar one. The energy that once filled your workday slowly trickles away. You notice your efficiency slip but cannot find the inspiration to regain it. The fatigue settles into your body. You can feel it in your back, your temples. Even if you entered your profession with lofty inspirations and a sense of fulfillment, you notice your inner dialogue around your job becoming increasingly negative. Experiencing burnout isn’t a reflection on you or your professional worthiness. It’s a consequence of a culture that encourages people to put work ahead of their personal needs. According to a recent trends report from the American Psychological Association, burnout and work-related stress are at an all-time high. That’s why it’s never been more important for professionals to practice mindfulness.

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