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Glow

Aaron Collins

It’s amazing how much a person can evolve from childhood to adulthood and changeso much, yet key identifying attributes remain the same. Hair color may change,weight loss or gain, height may change, you name it. Yet, within all that, certainattributes are unchangeable and that is what makes each person unique. For somepeople it’s their contagious laugher or their infectious smile, but for me, it’s myglow. Glow, interesting attribute, eh? When most people think about themselvesthey always take note of the physical but the energy that each person carries plays amuch larger role in who they are as a person over...


I'm Selfless

Aaron Collins

Growing up, and still today, I’m the funny, cheery and happy go lucky girl everyone sees. I put everyone before myself and do everything I can for the people around me. I’m selfless.   But I’m 22, with the greatest friends and family a girl could ask for, and yet I’m still not happy. What I’ve come to realize is that my greatest quality is also my biggest flaw. I’m constantly doing things to make other people happy and putting my own feelings beneath myself. I pretend to be happy, I lie to myself and never take care of myself....


Me vs Me

Aaron Collins

Me vs Me

I remember my 16-year-old self-lying in my bed staring at the ceiling, my cheeks stiff from dried tears and scraps of tissue paper scattered disproportionately around my room. I didn’t like the fact that I was too short to make the basketball team. I didn’t like that no matter how much I tried, the girl of my dreams (at that time) had no interest in me. I didn’t like the way I looked. At 16, I didn’t like myself. Hate is such a powerful word that I could never use it against anyone, especially if that meant using it against...


The Domino Effect

Aaron Collins

Tags blog, depression, fitness, health, localbrand, mentalhealth, Mississauga, streetwear

The Domino Effect

The hardest part in writing a blog for me, is thinking of a topic that will relate to a lot of individuals. You want to be able to write for others, but you want to be able to write for yourself first and foremost. That is why I touch on a lot of issues that are personal, I think that is the best way to reach a young demographic, specifically my friends that are the same age as me, who may not be as comfortable at articulating their emotions or experiences. Or frankly, just don’t want to share them at...


Meet Andy, The Personal Trainer

Aaron Collins

Tags blog, depression, fitness, health, mentalhealth

Meet Andy, The Personal Trainer

My name is Andy Vo and for the majority of my life I have struggled with being overweight as well as depression. For as long as I can remember I was always a bit bigger than my peers and the funny thing is that for the most part I didn't even know I was overweight! Throughout grade school I had just assumed I was different and that's the way it was always going to be. I assumed that for the rest of my life I would always have to buy 3XL shirts and pants, that I was always going to...