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Many know him as Dwight Schrute from The Office, but Rainn Wilson is much more. In 2008, along with Joshua Homnick and Devon Gundry​, he founded SoulPancake – a media company that “seeks to provide platforms to explore “big think” topics such as spirituality, creativity, religion, arts, and philosophy”. From Metaphysical Milkshake​ to Kid President​ videos, this rapidly growing company is all about getting you to think. In this video, A Wall of Words! SoulPancake asked people on the street to share their favorite quotes on a wall of post-it notes. Contrary to the notion that quotes are inferior to original ideas, I believe that they can be just as powerful. Sometimes someone has simply put into words what you’ve always felt, but had the inability to articulate it with words. Quotes help us process experiences (good and bad), reflect upon ourselves and the world around us, and guide us towards our dreams.

“​We’ll collect the moments one by one, I guess that’s how the future is done”

Look to this day,

Find out more at! What’s your favorite quote?


This song will be stuck in my head for the foreseeable future. The video? Brought a huge smile to my face! I hope it does the same for you.


“Baby monkey! Baby monkey! Riding on a pig, baby monkey! Baby monkey! Baby monkey! Going backwards on a pig, baby monkey.”

– Daniel

I absolutely am scared of the things I do. I’m not  a superhuman. I’m just like everybody else. And when I’m afraid, it’s before. It’s like the thought of doing something is what’s scaring me. That uncertainty. That questioning. Should I do this? What could happen? What could go wrong? And what’s really interesting is that sheer terror is up until you step off. The instant you step off, you’re no longer scared. You’re in that moment. There is no yesterday. There is no tomorrow. There’s only what’s happening right this second.” – Jeb Corliss (professional skydiver and BASE jumper)


Have you ever just leapt into and overcome fear?

– Daniel

Just because you eat doesn’t mean you eat smart. It’s hard to beat a $1.99 wing pack of three at a fast-food restaurant – it’s so cheap – but that wing pack isn’t feeding anyone, it’s just pushing hunger back an hour.” – Mario Batali

Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.” – Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

My brother sent me this video. Laughed pretty hard! As a new years resolution and part of my happiness project, I gave up McDonalds and other chains like it. I haven’t turned back. I’m healthier, in far better shape, and feel fantastic! Go out and try something new. When you travel, step out from within your comfort zone to experience what the world has to offer. Trust me. It’s always an interesting experience!

– Daniel

Dante Basco – a true Asian American icon. Famous for his iconic roles as Rufio, leader of the Lost Boys, in Steven Spielberg’s Hook and Prince Zuko in Nickelodean’s Avatar The Last Airbender, Dante is much more than a talented actor. He’s a poet, visionary, voice of positivity, and role model.

– Daniel

At the moment you are no longer an observing, reflecting being; you have ceased to be aware of yourself; you exist only in that quiet, steady thrill that is so unlike any excitement that you have ever known.” – May Sinclair

When travelling through the city, it’s easy to miss out on all of the wonderful visual experiences the world throws at us. For a race so connected, we miss out on so much. This short film by Neels Castillon really shows us that we have so much more to learn from the world around us. The unexpected is out there, we just need to give it a chance to catch up with our busy lives. When was the last time you simply stopped and took some time out of your day to try to discover something new amongst the familiar?

– Daniel

A bird ballet | Music Video from Neels CASTILLON on Vimeo.

*Note – I think the birds in the video are European starlings.

Look to this day. I’m going to be crossing off #1 from my list of “100 things I want to do before I die” – get a tattoo. Exciting stuff!

– Daniel

Paperman is Disney’s new animated short film that aired before Wreck it Ralph (which I have yet to see). In my opinion, it represents everything that animated films have the potential to convey – human emotion and just enough whimsey to tug on your heartstrings. So for those of you out there who believe that animated movies are merely for children. Think again. Watch Paperboy and do some more thinking.

“Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.”

– Daniel

Jeffrey Wright is a science teacher who captivates and inspires wonder in his students with a wacky approach to school. Not only is he a a top notch educator, but his own personal life has taught him the true meaning of life.

“There’s something a lot greater than energy. Something a lot greater than entropy. What’s the greatest thing? Love.”

Check out the video here:

UPDATE: I found the video on youtube…so I’ve embedded it!

– Daniel

I’m sore as hell from Krav Maga, which has turned into a new passion of mine! Laughing is a guaranteed cure for the blues! I had to share this with the world. For those having a bad day, give these videos a watch!


– Daniel

*embedding is disabled, but you can watch the video here…it’s a surprise! VIDEO HERE (they’re a father and son duo who make cute videos!)