Self

How Blogging Is My Probiotic

Jessie Rosen - February 27, 2017

I’ve been teaching workshops on how to be a blogger for the past three years. They’re four-week courses where we walk through everything from how to structure an effective headline to how to not care when some stranger tells you that your grammar sucks and you shouldn’t be a writer. In the very first class of every section, I make a big deal out of …

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7 Ways To Love Yourself

Jessie Rosen - February 14, 2017
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I don’t know when the term self-love was invented, but I’m really psyched in happened in my heyday [heyday here being defined as old enough to understand it, young enough to accept it]. Conceptually I think self-love is mission critical – the mission being to have a happy, healthy life with as few enemies as possible. I am one of those people (read: millennials that moved to …

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Why I Could Stand To Suffer A Little/Lot More

Jessie Rosen - February 9, 2017

I am stumped about what to write this morning because anything non political feels trivial, unimportant, like a waste of time and anything political feels exhausting, too hard, like it’s slowly frying my brain.   Yesterday, I woke up for my morning write like I have every weekday for the past month, plus. I started this new routine on January 2nd – the first day …

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4 Pieces of Advice I Gave An Aspiring Writer/Performer

Jessie Rosen - February 7, 2017

Yesterday I chatted with an aspiring writer/performer about how the hell she’s going to become a successful writer/performer. This motivated, passionate, go-getter went to my alma mater, Boston College (so very sorry Matt Ryan…). She found her way to me through my sister who was in her same a cappella group that has an alumni network she used to ask if anyone could help her …

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How Toni Morrison is a Writer & You Can Be Anything

Jessie Rosen - January 30, 2017

I caught an NPR interview with novelist Toni Morrison as I was driving home yesterday. Did you know that Toni Morrison – the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Freedom winning writer (among a million other awards) did not start writing until she was 39 years old?! Also her real name is Chloe but it accidentally changed to Toni, which is short for …

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What Mary Means To Me

Jessie Rosen - January 26, 2017
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Last night I watched a few episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, in honor of Mary Tyler Moore. You can watch old episodes on Hulu, if you have Hulu, which I recommend you get so you can watch old episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show. I didn’t search for episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, even though that’s technically more Mary. I didn’t look to see where I …

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Can You Be Pro-Life and Pro Woman?

Jessie Rosen - January 24, 2017

An interesting controversy arose out of the Women’s March activities this past weekend. Maybe you heard? At least one pro-life women’s groups was ousted from being an official partner because Women’s March leadership felt their position on reproductive rights wasn’t in line with the march mission. Here’s an article from The Atlantic about pro-lifers marching.  It was written prior to the group (from what I’ve read it was …

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Teaching Myself To Read, Again

Jessie Rosen - January 16, 2017
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So in a pretty bummer turn of events, I no longer know how to read. Words, yes. Sentences, for the most part. But full paragraphs, an article, a book – no way. This may seem surprising slash impossible because I am a writer. I deal in words all day every day, on purpose and for money. But I can’t read those either which proves this isn’t …

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Korean Spa Body Scrubs: An Act Of Female Empowerment

Jessie Rosen - January 13, 2017
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How familiar are you with the Korean Spa system/process/universe? It’s impossible to describe but here’s me trying in a piece I wrote about my first experience. The title is How The Naked Spa Changed My Clothed Life. Bold statement, and apparently easily reversed. Turns out body confidence fleets because I wrote the below post yesterday AM after my Wednesday night spa sesh. So, once more, here …

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