Benjamin Gallagher

Queer Orlando Lifestyle Blog

“Idealism & Self-Esteem – A Review on Character Elements in ‘What If It’s Us’ by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silver” by Benjamin Gallagher Welcome to my first book review! This essay discusses character elements such as idealism and self-esteem and will contain spoilers. This review does not contain a star or point rating. Instead, I thought to …

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My relationship with food changed six months ago. Counting calories made eating-out a luxury. I lost 20lbs by focusing on numbers rather than flavor. Food became an equation that solved a mystery about determination. I could achieve any goal with the right tools and mindset. Now, food represents both the problem and the solution of …

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In “Bird By Bird” by Anne Lamott, the author talks about the nature of Perfectionism. Before reading this book, I expected every piece of writing to become a masterpiece. Novels, short stories, flash fiction, and everything else seemed so far out of reach. Why? Because the product mattered more than the act of creation. “Perfectionism …

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Disclaimer: I am not a certified trainer or nutritionist. The posts I share on weight-loss come from personal experience. Please consult a doctor before starting any diet plan.  I lost 20lbs and plan to maintain my weight. Counting calories helps me plan everything from meals to gym routines. But this habit comes with patience and …

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Writing requires a journey to the sinkhole. Words and water flow easily enough in the Orlando heat. But it took time to grow these flowers for you. Where do you find inspiration? I would love to know. Don’t forget to leave a comment ♥️ @anthonyemancuso for taking this awesome pic! You can find this pic …

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“April” This month I completed a variety of projects. Each one taught me about the creative process which involved many hours of editing drafts and eating cookies. Still, this Spring an imaginative season started in Orlando. Thank you On Writing Well for all the great advice. Every other Monday I post something related to writing …

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I love self-help books, especially ones by female entrepreneurs. Aliza Licht speaks to my truth about not having a five-year plan. Any person can succeed in their career if they focus on the task at hand. Mom gives me similar advice (thank you) but not with the same delivery as Licht. Licht says, “Forget the long-term …

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