Brianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

Brianna Wiest

Thought Catalog

Pennsylvania, United States

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Recent articles by Brianna:

If You Don’t Find A Way To Release Your Emotions, They Will Quietly Control Your Life

Maybe we figured out something about who we are, something we didn’t know before. → Read More

Small Businesses That Fail In The First Year Always Have These 3 Things In Common

The founder wasn't ready to assume risk or step into a major leadership position. → Read More

You Will Start Feeling Like Enough When You Decide What Is Enough For You

You’ve had less and still the sun shined every morning. → Read More

This Year, Learn To Stop Taking Everything So Personally

This year, learn to stop taking everything so personally. Learn that everyone exists within their own understanding of the world, and what doesn’t fit neatly within that image must be judged … → Read More

Pooja Parikh Traveled Across The World For The HS Diagnosis That Changed Her Life Forever

“I sometimes think back to that moment and of how blissfully unaware I was of what the next decade would look like for me,” Pooja Parikh, an Oklahoma City local and years-long HS suffer… → Read More

This Is What It Really Means To Be Kind To Yourself, Because It’s Not As Easy As You Think

Being kind to yourself is often doing the thing you least want to do. → Read More

This Year, Please Stop Fighting Battles You Can’t Win

Eventually, you have to decide that you care enough about yourself to stop fighting battles that are unfair to you. → Read More

9 Mental Shifts You Must Make Before You Can Become Highly Successful

You may assume that achieving high degrees of success is a matter of what you’ve done, when in reality, it’s more a matter of how you think. → Read More

Chrissy Stockton’s New Journal Is The Only Breakup Guide You’ll Ever Need

Over the many years I have been following Chrissy Stockton, her writing has done the rare magic of consistently opening my mind to new ways of thinking and guiding me at times when I couldn’t… → Read More

How Bec Hansen Is Using Her Platform To Promote Endometriosis Awareness

For Bec Hansen, a photographer from Brisbane, Australia, being diagnosed with Endometriosis didn’t quite come as a surprise — but that doesn’t mean it didn’t sideline her life. Fo… → Read More

Laverne Cox Says Her Work As An HIV+ Advocate Is About “Celebrating Everyone’s Humanity”

Laverne Cox has spent her life breaking through barriers. Now, she wants to help break another: the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding the HIV+ community. Like so many people, Laverne’s … → Read More

You Aren’t A ‘Before’ Picture, You’re Worthy Of The Life You Want Right Now

Nothing convinces us of our worth until we make an intentional, daily commitment to seeing it. → Read More

Your Authentic Self Has No Competition, It’s Only A Struggle When You’re Trying To Be Someone Else

I know it’s easy to feel like it’s you against the world. → Read More

Remember That Everything Will Feel Impossible Right Before A Huge Shift Takes Place

When we hit our breaking point and assume we are more lost than ever before, it’s not because everything has spontaneously gone wrong. → Read More

The People You Envy Are Not Your Enemies, They Are Your Mentors

Instead of allowing their lives to be proof that what we want is possible, we instead deny that they could possibly have achieved that which we are so convinced we ourselves could never have. → Read More

The Honest Truth Is That Good Relationships Don’t End, And Romanticizing The Past Is Only Keeping You Stuck

If your relationship was everything you think it was, it wouldn’t have ended in the first place. → Read More

You’re Not ‘Crazy’ For Getting Attached, It’s Crazy That We Treat Dating So Casually Now

You know what’s “crazy?” Thinking that it’s normal to connect with someone so deeply and then just not care about it. → Read More

5 Organizations Supporting The Poz Community That You Can Donate To This Year

It’s that time of year again: gifts abound, families and friends reunite, and we all begin to contemplate the ways in which we might be able to give back to our communities. Though there are … → Read More

Make 3 Goals For 2020 — No More, No Less

Make fewer goals, and you'll achieve a lot more of them. → Read More

Why Am I Not There Yet?

No matter your progress, there’s a reason why it never quite feels like enough. → Read More