“Between social media, emails, newsletters, online ads, we are constantly bombarded with hot writing trends and best-selling genres. In this over-stimulated state, the pressure to blindly follow what others are doing can be high. Meditation calms your nerves and allows the brain to process the information it has soaked up from over-engaging. Meditation also trains the mind to turn off the outside stimulus and focus on the inside. That’s when you can connect with the ideas within and make honest discoveries about what you want to write about, not what others think you should write about.” To read the full essay, please click here.