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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 www.danielhkwan.com! What’s your favorite quote?

Daniel


Jesse Barrera is a fantastic musician and has produced for a few of my favorite indie artists (AJ Rafael and Tori Kelly to name a few). His first record Love in Technicolor was steller. Through the Kickstarter platform, Jesse is in the process of completing his sophomore studio album From The Ground Up. Through the darkest and happiest of times, the record is about turning it all around and being 100%  true to be who you are. I’m proud to have been a part of funding this project and look forward to hearing the finished product! 

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11 songs that explain the last 5 years of my life. The darkest of times and the happiest. This is as honest as I can ever be. This record is truly about finding the light in the darkest point of your life. It’s about knowing that we’ll all fall to the floor at some point, but knowing there’s nowhere else to go but up. This is why I called it “From The Ground Up.” – Jesse Barrera

You can pre-order “From The Ground Up” NOW – http://www.jessebarrera.bigcartel.com/

– Daniel


I’ve had a rough couple of days. It’s been tough, but music has really helped. In addition to listening to a lot of Jason Reeves I started doing something that I haven’t done since high school. I started writing songs again. For those of you who don’t know, I play guitar and ukulele. I was originally inspired by a longtime friend Kiron to write my first songs. We even made a 5 track record together back in my final high school years. Those songs will probably never resurface, but I’ve found that putting my emotions onto the pages of my notebook incredibly therapeutic for heartache. Although I’ve written lyrics before, translating them into a song has never crossed my mind. Until now.

– Daniel