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People Just Want to Matter

    I think about the times my heart was smashed the hardest, when I strip away the details and stop feeling sorry for myself; what's left is a moment when I felt like I wasn't worth much. We're hurt when we're made to feel unnecessary, replaceable, and not valuable at the hands of others. In #Hollywood, there's no shortage of people and entities to remind you that no matter what you've accomplished, you still ain't sh*t compared to the megastars across the hall. Social media has the same effect; we're looking at other people's carefully crafted images, and even though we fake that same funk, their pretend-happiness, and achievements of the day get us questioning our worth. Self-esteem is...

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See me in #Melbourne

My Handsome Australian friends, I‘m performing at the Indian Summer Festival on December 27th in #Melbourne. ENTRY IS FREE!!! Come and experience great performances, great food and best of all, see me in all my bearded glory.

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Letting Go

  I've been betrayed by people I trusted with my life. It sounds dramatic, but it's true, and it broke my heart to realize that I was wrong about them. I would hold the heaviest grudges (Yes, I'm a Cancer) and think the most horrible thoughts towards them, not realizing those thoughts were also poisoning me. Eventually, I had to decide if holding ill will towards these people was worth dragging myself down; it wasn't. My only option was to forgive them, not because what they did was okay, but because I no longer wanted to carry around the burden of resenting them. I didn't call them or proclaim it online. I just did it in my mind, because I...

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Learning if a life-long journey

I, just like you, am a teacher to some, and a student to many. I have a lot to share, but way more to learn, and that's how it'll be until I breathe my last bearded breath. Life is all trial and error, and finding value in our experiences is the definition of wisdom. You can ask for all the advice in the world my handsome friend, but eventually, you've just gotta start moving and make shit happen. What works for me, may not work for you and vice versa; life isn't one size fits all. Social media has us comparing our behind the scenes to the highlight reels of others, and even though we play that same game of manufactured moments, we still...

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Be Yourself

  I wasted a lot of life trying to make very specific people happy. Sometimes they were the "cool kids". Other times, they were people I thought could help me move further along with my career. Sometimes they were just people who didn't seem very impressed with me, and I couldn't figure out why. We ignore those who adore us and adore those who ignore us, and that's a cycle, we're all better off breaking. So often, I meet people who thrive off proving others wrong, but that will never be as sustainable as proving the important people right. The important people being the ones that already love and support us. Having Beyonce think I'm cool will feel great, but once we become Beyddies (that's my horrible name for...

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