Brianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

Brianna Wiest

Thought Catalog

Pennsylvania, United States

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Recent articles by Brianna:

7 Signs You’re Emotionally Exhausted And Don’t Even Realize It

Emotional exhaustion is no joke — and it can disguise itself as a variety of other stressors. It’s time to recognize when you’re at your edge, and how to see through the fog once and fo… → Read More

11 Signs You’re Healing Past Trauma You Didn’t Even Know You Had

Trauma is likewise not always what we think it might be — we’re all traumatized from a variety of experiences, ranging in intensity. These are a few of the signs that you’re beginning t… → Read More

How Your Environment Is Influencing Your Motivation While Working From Home

Environment is the "invisible hand" behind human behavior — this is how to control yours better. → Read More

If Your Biggest Relationship Challenge Is Deciding Whether Or Not You Should Be Together, You Are Not Actually In Love

Instead of acknowledging that this is the case, we set up unconscious barriers. → Read More

This Is Why It’s So Dangerous To Confuse Maladaptive Behavior With Your Actual Personality

Your maladaptive behaviors and your actual personality are not the same thing — and differentiating the two is essential to healing. → Read More

The Honest Truth About Following Your Dreams That Almost Nobody Is Willing To Swallow

It’s not your willingness to take the first steps that will get you the life your dreams, but your willingness to wake up every single day and keep building in the direction of your deepest a… → Read More

This Is Why You’re Most Likely To Fall In Love With Someone Whose Self-Esteem Matches Yours

They say we accept the love we think we deserve, but we also accept the partners we think deserve us. → Read More

Not Everybody Is Going To Grow—It’s Not Your Job To Force Them

Throughout your life, you will look back and realize that there are many people who you used to know who have stayed precisely where they’ve always been. → Read More

8 False Beliefs You Need To Eradicate If You Want To Become Your Mentally Healthiest Self

Life doesn't get easier, we get stronger. → Read More

9 Uncomfortable Feelings That Actually Indicate You’re A Really Good Person Deep Down

The truth is that it is unhealthy to ignore our failures, shortcomings and weaknesses. It takes a strong heart, brave mind, and true soul to not only admit that you have them, but be willing to wor… → Read More

Please Remember That People Do Not Need To Be Perfect Before They Can Be Loved

The truth is that learning to love an imperfect person is also how we learn to love ourselves. → Read More

How To Maintain Your Mental Health While Working From Home

Dr. Nicole LePera shares her insights for staying mentally healthy at your home office. → Read More

Raif Derrazi Is Living Proof That It’s Possible To Thrive With An HIV+ Diagnosis

“HIV is just a silly little virus,” Raif Derrazi begins. “It consists of tiny specks of organic matter trying to live just like any other kind of life. That’s it. It’s not … → Read More

7 Ways You’re Probably Traumatized By Modern Dating

Connection is obstructed, you’re chastised for getting attached, and the sheer availability of an entire sea of dating apps, profiles and potential mates is enough to drive anyone to the edge… → Read More

How Yalon Hutchinson Turned A Decade-Long Battle With HS Into Her Life Purpose

Yalon Hutchinson’s battle with Hidradenitis Suppurativa started when most people’s do, around age 15. As a sophomore in high school, Yalon was on a field trip when she recalls fe… → Read More

Even When It Feels Endless, Please Remember That This Will Pass

This will pass and the world will be different, but it is always changing. → Read More

3 Things Couples Who Successfully Work At Home Together Always Do

A relationship expert explains all. → Read More

It’s Not Naive To Be Positive, It’s Naive To Be A Defeatist Right Now

The truth is that life will never unfold perfectly, the world will never function seamlessly, and the darkness will always be a possibility. → Read More

How Selina Ferragamo Is Using Humor To Raise Awareness For Hidradenitis Suppurativa

For Selina Ferragamo, being diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa was not a straightforward task. The 25-year-old native Long Islander, who is currently a student and graphic artist, first starte… → Read More

Even Here, Even Now — You Are Still Exactly Where You Are Meant To Be

Your growth as a person is not contingent upon everything unfolding perfectly. → Read More