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Don't Fight Your Emotions

  I try to think of emotions as my children. They're all a part of me, and as much as I'll have a favourite, I still have to love and care for each and every one of them, because they're all important. I never want to encourage people to be devoid of emotions, but I do want you to think about how your emotions can both help and hurt you in different situations. We often frame a battle between our heart and brain, but really it's all our brain. We have a primal part, and a logical part and they both work together. The logical will make better decisions, but it's still doing it to keep the primal part happy. The...

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You Can't Save Em' All

  We all feel special when we can help other people out. Some of us have turned into martyrs, always putting other peoples' needs ahead of our own. We kind of feel sorry for ourselves, but also don't want to stop, because we like being needed, it gives us purpose. The problem with this thinking is, it'll attract people who take, take and take, and there won't be much reciprocity. That'll leave you feeling tired, resentful, and unappreciated. Every time I encourage people to rid themselves of toxic company, someone pushes back saying they'll be the positive influence to help those toxic people. Unfortunately, that's not how it works, you'll get sucked into their bullshit, and they won't get better until...

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ANYTHING > NOTHING

  So many of us mask our insecurities in a disguise of perfectionism. We don't want to share our work with the world until it's perfect, when in reality we're too scared to even get started. I get it, receiving judgement and criticism from others sucks, but here's the SPOILER ALERT: no one is immune to that bullshit, it'll keep happening. My first bestselling book had spelling mistakes in it, and it wasn't the end of the world. I can show you errors in all my music videos, but I'm still here, it's okay if things aren't perfect. Even with our lifestyles, we have this "all or nothing" mentality that keeps us from making any progress. So what if your diet...

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Plan, Improve, Build

At my lowest moments, I laid in bed for a week hoping someone would come save me, they never came. We can WISH for a better life or we can WORK for one. That week in bed wasn't a waste, it was time I needed to heal, but eventually I had to get up, get out and get to work. That was a slow process. It took me a year to get my heart back to 0 and even more years to get my life and bank account out of the negative. It's going to take time, but the baby steps add up. You already know that, because you've been making steady progress in your life since birth. Don't let the short term pain rob you...

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Unfollowing You

Love isn’t something we can simply point in a persons direction, and they’ll feel its warmth forever. It’s an active commitment of sacrifice, understanding and service towards them.. how magical is @komalesque for capturing that in 3 simple lines. That’s the beauty of her poetry, it helps us form our complex emotions, feelings, frustrations and desires into digestible words, so we can better understand ourselves and the world around us. •Congratulations on the release of ‘Unfollowing You’. I haven’t enjoyed stuff like this since @rupikaur_ 😍

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