Brianna Wiest, Thought Catalog

Brianna Wiest

Thought Catalog

Pennsylvania, United States

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Past articles by Brianna:

There’s No Such Thing As Playing It Safe, Only Playing It Familiar

I know you believe that it’s possible to play it safe. I know you have gone many years defaulting to what’s a safe bet, a sure choice, an easy guarantee. I know you have made many choic… → Read More

Trust That Your Heart Knows The Truth, Even When Your Mind Cannot Make Sense Of It

If there is nothing else in this world that you can trust, please know that your heart knows what is true. Your heart can sense what’s right for you, what’s on the path you were meant f… → Read More

Everything That Is Truly Right For You Will Make You Feel At Peace

Everything that is truly right for you will make you feel at peace. Everything that is meant for you will feel like a deep exhale, as though you are returning home to a place you forgot existed. We… → Read More

It’s Time To Let Go Of Yesterday (A Meditation For Deep Release)

The past that you believe is currently holding you back is nothing but a memory. It’s an image that lives in your mind and in your mind alone. The past is not a painting in a museum. It is no… → Read More

He Wasn’t Your Soulmate, He Was A Distraction

He wasn’t your soulmate, he was survival. You can’t be mad at yourself for that. → Read More

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 for all. When we… → Read More

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

You feel totally numbed out, or apathetic about other people’s suffering. → Read More

A Soulmate Is Someone Who Heals You, Not Someone You Need Healing From

These are the simplest facts of love. Love is not supposed to hurt you more than it heals you. The right person makes the timing right. Indecision is a decision, and that decision is no. Love is no… → Read More

How To Write A Personal Mission Statement, Because Your Vision Will Become Your Reality

Most people begin with what habits and routines they want to have each day, as opposed to what habits and routines they would need to start doing to get them where they want to be in five, 10 or 15… → Read More

This Is Your Evergreen Reminder That Slowing Down Is Not Falling Behind

You are not straying from the path, you are finally finding it. → Read More

Prove To The Universe That You’re Ready To Go All In, And See How Quickly Your Life Changes

You have to become the kind of person who deserves the life you want. → Read More

It’s Time To Forgive Yourself For The Person You Were When You Were Just Trying To Get By

It’s time to forgive yourself for the things that you did when you did not know better, for the choices you made when you did not realize there were any other options, for the person you were when… → Read More

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

Some uncomfortable feelings arise in us not to punish us, but as the natural side-effect of being self-aware, empathetic, and contentious. By acknowledging this, we can let go of the expectation that… → Read More

One Day, You Will Look Back On This Time, And All You Will See Is Magic

One day, you will look back on this time, and all you will see is magic. You won’t remember how stuck you felt, or how far behind you thought you were, or what you wished you had done differe… → Read More

You Are Not Meant To Be The Main Character In Every Story

When you are mentally centered in your own life, you will know what's right from what's wrong. → Read More

The 12 Habits Of Extremely Likeable People

Once You Recognize The Habits Of Likeable People, You Can Change How You Connect To Others. → Read More

It’s Time To Forgive Yourself For The Person You Were When You Were Just Trying To Get By

There is no path that is seamless in this life, no course that does not come without turns and the occasional dead end. → Read More

What I Learned About Myself When I Purged Almost Everything I Owned

When You Adopt A Minimalist Lifestyle, You'll Find That Everything Around You Changes, Including Your Relationships With Others And Yourself. → Read More

Read This If You Worry That You’ll Never Really Get Your Life Together

If you are someone who is worried that they will never get their life together, your fear is clouding your vision. → Read More

One Day You Will Look Back On This Time In Your Life And All You Will See Is Magic

If there is not one single thought that can comfort you in your darkest, quietest nights, please let it be this — one day, you will look back on this time, and all you will see is magic. → Read More