Here’s how I eliminated stress from my life.

Brooke Schwartz
4 min readMar 3, 2021

You’re sitting in a classroom, silent except for the frantic scribbling of pencils and the insistent tick, tock of the clock on the wall. You try to swallow, despite your mouth feeling bone-dry, as you move onto the next question. It’s okay. Deep breaths. You can do this.

A person bubbles in answers on a standardized test.
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You read option A and think, Oh, that’s definitely it. You’re flooded with relief, safe for a moment. But then you…

Brooke Schwartz

Professional writer, editor, and tutor; social justice advocate; Orthodox Jew; dedicated Grammar Auror