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How To Handle Fear: According To My Puppy

Jessie Rosen - July 28, 2015
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Our puppy Louie turned one on Sunday. He attended a paw-ty with all six dogs from his original litter and his momma hosted at the house where she was fostered after she was found abandoned, pregnant. I didn’t cry, which is a god-damned miracle. Raising Louie from eight weeks old has been a struggle and a joy. It challenged R and my relationship, then made …

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7 Tips for Enhancing Your Blog

Jessie Rosen - July 23, 2015
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Kudos to Tessa Trainor of the blog You & I for being the first person to e-mail me following my How To Start A Blog in 7 Easy Steps post. She wins the gift of 7 Tips for Enhancing Your Blog – for her specific blog. Sorry Tessa. I know public constructive criticism is a terrible prize, but you’re doing a beautiful public service with this. …

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The Single Best Relationship Litmus Test

Jessie Rosen - July 21, 2015
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“I think I figured out the ultimate relationship litmus test,” R said to me as we were walking Louie the other night. He makes these kind of grand statements about dating/relationships/marriage from time to time. I can’t decide if it’s because he’s secretly preparing for his second career as a yenta or if he just wants more blog posts to be about his ideas. Either …

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How (And Why) To Make a Short Film: starring Amy Heidt

Jessie Rosen - July 14, 2015
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Today we’re taking a dive into the wonderful/stressful/overwhelming/gratifying world of short film making with a Q&A featuring my friend Amy Heidt – the talented writer/director behind the recent short film THE LAST ONES and upcoming short film THE WAITRESS, which just started its Kick Starter campaign. Confession: I have always wanted to write and direct a short film but am wildly intimidated by the process. I …

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Meals for the Week 7/12 Edition: Chipotle Barley Salad, Asian Slaw & Crunch Hummus Wrap

Jessie Rosen - July 13, 2015
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Back for another Sunday night of cooking meals for the week (after a week off because R and I were busy Periscoping in Santa Barbara over the 4th). This time we’re making one salad for Sunday eve dinner that will last as left-overs for my lunches and two items to serve as lunch or dinner for the remaining days. Enjoy! And check out previous week’s meals …

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How To Start A Blog in 7 Easy Steps

Jessie Rosen - July 9, 2015
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The #1 e-mail I receive goes something like this: I want to start a blog, but I don’t know where to begin. Any tips for how to get going? My advice is the same every single time, so I thought I’d finally formalize those recommended steps into a little post. Before diving in I just want to say that I think starting a blog is the …

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Why I Support the Adult-Only Wedding

Jessie Rosen - July 7, 2015
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I love a good Internet controversy, and this week we have one that’s right up my alley: is the adult-only wedding invite totally rude or totally appropriate? Chaunie Brusie over at YourTango.com (because, “it takes two to tango” but screw that? I’m not sure) says rude in her piece on the matter. Though she very much enjoys a no-kids wedding, Chaunie has kids (by choice, we assume) …

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How I (Try To) Achieve a Work/Life Balance

Jessie Rosen - June 30, 2015
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A few weeks ago I posted The Balance Project interview of writer Cindy Chupack. Today, thanks to novelest and Balance Project honcho Susie Orman Schnall, I’m publishing my own answers to those same questions of how to achieve a work/life balance – or at least how to start trying. The answer I’m proudest of:  What do you wish you’d known when you were 20? That there is …

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The Secret To Fixing Your Screenplay: Get It A Therapist

Jessie Rosen - June 25, 2015
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A note on therapy: I am a major advocate for therapy. I have personally experienced the benefits and know countless others who would boast the same. I view therapy as an opportunity to understand myself better with the help of a professional that knows how the brain works. More on all that some other time. A note on screenplays: I am a major advocate for character …

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