2017 was a huge year of transformation for me.
Instead of being the always-working, uber-productive lone wolf that I often fell into being in my first few years of starting this blog, I chose instead to invest heavily in my social life and in cultivating a sense of community…
I also started putting much more of an honest effort into my health and wellness.
I got more massages, ate more salad, and spent more time with friends this past year than any of my previous five years.
And I generally just spent a lot more time slowing down and relaxing.
And while I spent a lot of the past year recharging my batteries, I also made time to document my process and create value-dense articles for my readers.
The following five articles are some of my favourites from what I put out into the world over the last calendar year. Enjoy!
1. How To Heal Your Most Debilitating Core Wounds
I’ve done more direct, deep work on my core wounds these past two years than I had in the previous decade combined. This article distills down the three core lessons of what it took for me to truly transcend my mind’s stories (and for anyone else to transcend theirs).
If you ever felt like invalidated in your childhood, or you’re still holding on to any old pain, emotional residue, or trauma from your past, then this article will be a good one for you to check out.
2. How To Develop Your Masculine Edge: 9 Steps To Becoming A Beast
Are you in touch with your masculine edge?
Many modern men have swung the pendulum too far in the direction of their inner ‘nice-guy’ and they lack an inherent sense of passion, fire, and aliveness in their being.
If you’re looking to become an assertive, powerful beast in your life, then these nine steps will help you expedite your journey.
3. 7 Things I Will Teach My Children About Love And Life
I don’t have any children.
And, at this point in my life, I don’t know if I’ll ever have them. But if I do have children of my own one day (adopted or biological), then this article contains what I will want them to know.
Whether you’re currently a parent, want to be one in the future, or are simply looking for some dense life advice for your own path, this article contains something for everyone.
4. How To Make Friends As An Adult (7 Steps)
I made ‘create deep, close friendships with people I love and respect’ one of my core goals for the last year… and it paid off big time.
I currently have the most fulfilling sense of community around me that I’ve ever had. The interconnectedness between me and my tribe keeps me afloat during challenging times, and they give a joy and sense of buoyancy to my daily life.
This article was one of the most surprising smash hits that I released this article. I mainly felt like I was releasing it for selfish reasons (to simply document it so that I could remember this moment in my journey in the future)… but it ended up being one of my most read and shared articles of the year.
In retrospect, this makes a lot of sense. When we are spit out into the real world it can often feel like a challenge to find new places to cultivate deep, meaningful friendships.
If you want more of a tribe, or sense of community in your life, I encourage you to check this piece out.
5. The Better Sex Diet: Exactly What I Eat Every Day
At the end of 2016, I decided that I wanted to start branching out from exclusively writing about sex and relationship topics on my blog.
This article was one that I knew that I had wanted to do for several months by the time I gathered up the courage to actually write and release it. It might not seem like a big jump (since it’s still tied to the sexual benefit) but I remember feeling quite nervous when I hit the ‘Publish’ button on this one.
If you’ve ever wanted to take a peak into my culinary habits, this article deep dives into what I tend to eat most days (TL;DR: a lot of vegetables, lean proteins, and supplements… so pretty much like a modified paleo diet).
Onwards And Upwards
Thank you so much for continuing to follow along with my journey.
Next month will be my five year anniversary of this website. Oooooh how time flies!
I hope that the coming calendar year is your most healthy, happy, profitable, love-filled, and overall emotionally fulfilling year yet.
Just think… you get to take ALL of the lessons that you have learned from all of your previous years combined, and snowball them into the next one… so how could it not be your best year yet?
Dedicated to your success,
Ps. I also started getting into more video production this past year. These were my favourite videos to make that I feel turned out the best: