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Brandi Megan Granett
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Brandi Megan Granett is the author of My Intended, Cars and Other Things that get Around, and Floaters. When she is not writing or teaching or mothering, she is honing her Olympic archery skills and teaching people how to apply the power of revision to their life's stories. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Entries by Brandi Megan Granett

How to Sleep Better, Together

(12) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 9:19 AM

One of the biggest complaints you will hear from people during the day is how tired they are. While lack of sleep can have many causes, sharing a bed with a partner is linked to a decreased ability to sleep well. But for many, sharing a bed is...

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How Limiting Beliefs Can Stop Shaping Your Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 11:22 AM

When the student is ready the teacher appears. As clichéd as that is, archery, my own personal yoga for type-A people practice, constantly creates a life lesson classroom for me.

This weekend was a lesson in trust. I have spent the last four months completing an almost Zen exercise in...

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Revising the Words That Hold Us Back: Should, Have to, Can't, and Never

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 3:44 PM

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt me. Anyone on the receiving end of a bully's taunts knows for a fact that words can and do hurt. Insults, put-downs, backhanded compliments, jeers -- we all know the drill. One word from certain people in our...

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Kickstarting Your Dreams

(2) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 2:30 PM

I've been suffering a Type A personality crisis of faith recently. I'm an archery geek. I love shooting. I love talking about bows. And arrows. And I used to love competing and had dreams of big things like the World Cup and the Olympics. But I don't any...

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Open Letter: It's Not the Sex I Worry About

(2) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 3:58 PM

It's not the sex I worry about. Well I do, but not for the reasons you think. It is the heart I worry about and the brain. You learn alot about love and relationships in your first teen experiences. You learn things that stick with you for the rest of...

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Why I Watch Football

(4) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 1:00 PM

44% of football fans are now women. I proudly count myself among this group. Recently, a friend of mine said, "I refuse to watch millionaires chase a ball around." So I tried to explain why I watch. I tried to how I fell in love with game the...

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Writing Despite Myself, Because of Myself

(4) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 12:01 PM

Recently, in the spirit of the National Novel Writing Month movement, I assigned to myself the task of writing 500 words a day instead of the 1,666.66 words per day a person would need to reach 50,000 for NaNoWriMo's winner's circle. I wanted a more sustainable practice; I...

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Why Girls Like Jerks and What to Do to Finally Stop It

(73) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 4:30 PM

Maybe you have had this experience. Some guy you went to high school with contacts you on Facebook. You see now how handsome he is, his pretty wife and awesome dog. You remember liking talking to him a lot in school, but he never asked you out, and you never...

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Hands On: How to Extend the School Year and Create a More Powerful Workforce

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 4:00 PM

Year-round school is an idea that gets bandied about quite often. Discussion centers on closing the achievement gap and letting our school calendar move away from its agrarian past. When The Huffington Post put out a call for ideas on how to spark job creation and encourage training...

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Love, Forgiveness & Gratitude: Lessons From An Uninvited Guest

(5) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 1:25 PM

Iyanla Vanzant said in an Oprah Lifeclass that you are never angry or upset for the reason you think you are. This lesson hit hard this week when I wasn't invited to a gathering of friends, and my ex was. At first, I was pissed. I thought about...

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Confidence or Why Men Love Fake Boobs

(14) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 11:44 AM

When Why Men Love Fake Boobies? first popped up in my blog reader, I wasn't sure I wanted to click on it. I imagined the grainy web cam photos of fake breasts on some barely legal girl that populate spam websites. But I clicked anyway. Instead of...

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Hysteria, Vibrators, and Why Women Should Just Get in Touch With Themselves

(1479) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 11:12 AM

Vibrators, it seems, are everywhere. It started out with coy references on Sex in the City. Now there is an entire movie, Hysteria, devoted to their invention and yesterday my Tweet Deck exploded with links to articles about grocery stores carrying pleasure devices and...

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Strindberg & Helium: What Can a Cartoon Show us about Unbalanced Friendships?

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 3:27 PM

Thanks to the internet, many creative endeavors surface and circulate. Recently, a friend shared with me Strindberg & Helium, an animated series featuring the morose philosopher, August Strindberg, with his unlikely companion, Helium, a floating pink balloon on a mission to care for and cheer up the dead...

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How I Learned to Shoot Like Katniss and What I Learned Along the Way

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 4:35 PM

A friend in USA archery public relations just posted, "it's official, archers are the new vampires" thanks to The Hunger Games film and book series. My own love affair, or well addiction, to archery didn't begin with Katniss though. It began when my daughter asked for...

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We Got Played: Why Co-Parenting Sucks

(38) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 5:00 PM

It's only hair. That's what I told myself when I saw the picture of my 12 year old with dyed red hair. Not highlights or strips, but an all over wash. My ex let her dye her hair. A week before my remarriage.

It's not the hair that bothers...

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A Peaceful Divorce?

(11) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 1:45 PM

Is there such thing as a peaceful divorce? Anyone involved with the process of divorce looks at that and thinks no way, not possible. There is nothing truly peaceful about taking your life (whether it's your choice or not) and halving it. But Ashley Davis Bush offers six...

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Handles & Hashtags: Taking Names and Giving Them Back

(321) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 1:30 AM

When Ed Housewright wrote his piece on reclaiming his last name from his ex-wife titled, Can I Please Have My Name Back?, I actually spoke out loud to the computer, saying, yes, yes, you can. But then I stopped; who would I give my name back to? And...

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How do you Facebook Timeline Your Divorce?

(67) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Let me begin with this disclaimer: I love Facebook. I really do. I like keeping up with people from high school; I love seeing baby pictures and Christmas trees and trips to the Grand Canyon. I even like the sappy inspirational quotations and platitudes people post every day. But Facebook...

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