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Hi, my name is Brianna.


I believe that there are the experiences we have in life, and then there are the stories we tell ourselves about those experiences. 


I am interested in those stories — how we write them, how they're written for us, how they can either keep us stuck or help us activate our potential. My life’s work is to help people change the stories they tell themselves, to rewire what’s defaulted into what’s consciously chosen with more alignment, truth and purpose. 


I am the author of the #1 international bestselling books 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think and The Mountain Is You. This fall, my second poetry collection, Ceremony, will be published, and my next essay collection will come out in early 2022. 


My writing has been seen in publications such as Forbes, Thought Catalog, Medium, USA Today, The Huffington Post, and others. I have been interviewed by NBC News, HuffPost Live and WGN Chicago. Forbes listed 101 Essays as a "must-read" book for leveling up, and Cosmopolitan ranked it #2 on their list of most motivational reads. 


When I'm not working on my books, I am a partner at Thought Catalog, where I lead editorial direction and help acquire new authors for our publishing house. I live in Philadelphia with my husband and cats.