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I’m a tough love self-help writer on interactions, mindsets, and goals.

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How to Survive a Breakup
When all of your friends are birthing their second child

At 31 years old, self-help writer Lisa Cleary experienced a tumultuous breakup, two unexpected moves, and a mass layoff all in three months. She bypasses the “get-happy-now” approach to share her awkward, messy meltdown from the perspective of a never-married female and everyone’s go-to bridesmaid. Cleary’s hilarious portrayal of getting over the toxic milestone mentality at her age will help you get over your breakup — and then over yourself.

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Praise for How to Survive a Breakup
  • “Uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious...mix in a sprinkle of heartbreak and a whole lot of wisdom, and you have How to Survive a Breakup. Lisa Cleary is an exciting new voice well worth listening to.”
    - Richard Chizmar, New York Times Bestselling Author
  • “I found Lisa’s advice both helpful and practical — even as a happily married woman (and one without children). Kudos to Lisa for having the courage, humor, and wisdom to share her journey with us!”
    - Amelia Cotter, author, featured on Travel Channel and Syfy

features

I interview celebrities, public figures, and go-getters who share their lessons on mindsets, mistakes, and work ethic.
  • Below Deck’s Rhylee Gerber: The tough-love BFF we all need

    Hunter, fisherman, deckhand, and "adventurepreneur" Rhylee Gerber gives advice on handling toxic environments, defining her own happiness, and finding her life-long passions.
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  • Artist Ashley Longshore: On her paintings, ambitchousness, and wildfire-like mindset

    Ashley Longshore is a self-taught pop culture artist who explores the American theme through her bedazzled paintings and sculptures.
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  • Meet Lifestyle Expert Rosie Pope: The former Bravo reality star dishes on methods, madness, and managing her mindset

    Pregnancy and motherhood expert Rosie Pope isn’t just the face of her eponymous lifestyle brand — she's the entrepreneurial brains behind it.
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  • Media Production Company CEO Chris Colbert on Finding His Vision

    Chris Colbert, CEO of his NYC-based media production company, not only found his vision — but he founded it, too.
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  • Celebrity Fitness Trainer Andrea Orbeck: How to tweak your mindset & maximize your workout

    Andrea Orbeck’s highly sought after in her field — just ask her celebrity roster of clients, like Julia Roberts and Gigi Hadid.
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  • Sally McKenney of Sally’s Baking Addiction: On authenticity, routines, and work ethic

    Wildly successful cookbook author Sally McKenney dishes on her loyal fan base (read: 1 million+ Facebook fans) and the constant shifts in food blogging.
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  • Pop Artist Sarah Zanotti: On relationships, breakups, and why pain and joy go hand-in-hand

    Musical artist Sarah Zanotti amplifies the intensity of her singing with songwriting skills that will silence you into self-analysis.
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  • Country Artist Emma White, Praised by Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed: Vulnerability, truth, and the umbrella of songwriting

    Country singer. Songwriter. Musician. Storyteller. Emma White boasts more to her name than just that — namely, more than 3 million streams.
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  • Roundup with Emma White, Part 2: On rejection and redefining success

    When Rolling Stone calls you one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” you’re definitively two things: a hard worker and (a hard worker) used to rejection.
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