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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 our 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 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, purpose and truth. 


I am the author of the international bestsellers 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think, The Mountain Is You and When You’re Ready, This Is How You Heal, which are in the process of being translated into 14+ languages worldwide. I am also the author of two poetry books, Ceremony and Salt Water. 


I’ve had my writing featured in Forbes, Thought Catalog, Medium, USA Today, The Huffington Post and others, and 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 a 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 Big Sur, California.