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You can make the world better today by being better yourself.

You can make the world better today by being better yourself.

The best way to take care of others is to take care of yourself first. Practice being kind to yourself, and it's easier to be kind to others. Today, do the work you need to be better yourself. Rehearse the music. Write the words. Get the work done. Make sure you are...

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Acknowledge yourself. You’re doing great work.

Acknowledge yourself. You’re doing great work.

You're doing amazing work. You've been going through a lot, and you're still doing an absolutely fantastic job. Give yourself credit. Step back from all the work you've been doing and all the craziness and say to yourself, "Good job, me." Seriously, there is so much...

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We’re all Rock Stars.

We’re all Rock Stars.

You are. Never forget that. If you think you aren't, tell that to 16-year-old me in this photo. This punk rock me. Standing in front of a microphone with long flowing hair, flanked by Matt Luksetich and Ryan Flanagan, singing my head off Jim Morrison-style with my...

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I was named after a hitchhiker. What’s your story?

I was named after a hitchhiker. What’s your story?

Yes, that's true. His name was Kip Gentry and my parents, Bill and Nancy, picked him up in a blizzard before I was born somewhere between Nebraska and Wyoming in their Volkswagen van called Bilbo Baggins. Thankfully, I wasn't named Kip because 'kip' means chicken in...

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Everything is possible.

Everything is possible.

That's me laying on a piano bench several years ago, putting it together in my head. Making albums and performing and doing more of it. Later, I burned out, made more music, burned out again, kept the wheel going. I climbed, soared, dove, crashed, burned, returned,...

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Spend time in green spaces often.

Spend time in green spaces often.

Go get green. It's a simple act. Just go to a park or a beach. Sit in a garden or a backyard. Find a field or a body of water. A river or the sea. Hike on a trail or climb to a mountain top. Spend time in whatever green space you have near and available to you. If...

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Redefine work and it can become play.

Redefine work and it can become play.

"Work" is a bad word to a lot of people. It's also considered something we should do well, hard or fast, and that we should dislike it but also get meaning from it. Wow, that's a lot and not how I feel. If you redefine work and begin to see it with a different...

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