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Surprise Party, We Got You!

  This past weekend for my birthday, I thought I was simply going to dinner and a movie with a friend … but instead … Many of my friends got together to remind me that I was not alone on my journey. I’ve never been more surprised in my entire life! They totally got me!! A… Read more »

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Say What You Wanna Say

Dear Friends, I’ve decided that in 2015 my theme song will be #BRAVE, by Sara Bareilles, and that I am going to ‘Say What I (you) Wanna Say”. Not that I haven’t had to be brave in the past, but this year I will be reaching higher than I’ve ever reached before to bring my dreams… Read more »

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Broaden Your Horizon Contest

Friends, Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all of your support and for voting for me in the #BroadenYourHorizon contest! I’m humbled and honored to even be considered for a role on the most popular LGBT web-series, “The Horizon“. With over 30 Million views in 5 seasons, the show is heading to… Read more »

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The Business of Friendship

When I decided to embark upon the journey of creating and building Friend Movement, now nearly three years ago, many thought I was being naive or that I was a little coo-coo for cocoa puffs. In truth, they were probably right, but I like to own my crazy and reach for what everyone else thinks is… Read more »

BORN NAKED

BORN NAKED

    BORN NAKED, a poem by Ronnie Kroell. Photo by: Devin Mitchell   We’re born naked and awake, But slowly our eyes are coaxed shut. Fear and limitation created for power’s sake, Not a mystery why we fall in a rut.   We’re not all that different you and I, But in our mind… Read more »

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LET’S GO ON A DATE!

LET’S GO ON A DATE! I’m offering a limited number of “Lunch Dates”, 100 to be exact. Each date will be in return for a $1000 *contribution to FRIEND MOVEMENT. Friend Movement was created to help show positive anti-bully images through art and media. Images of people of all ages, race, gender, sexuality, and spirituality… Read more »

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Please, “Eat With Me”.

Thank you for joining me in this first of many inspired blog posts to come … I could not wait to get home and write about this brilliant new film I saw called, “Eat With Me”.  Expertly written and directed by David Au. Starring Sharon Omi, Teddy Chen, Nicole Sullivan, and a special guest appearance by… Read more »

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MAXXTOR – 8 WEEK CHALLENGE!

Dear Friends, It has been awhile since I last posted, but there is no time like the present! Some of you may already know, but it has been one of the most bittersweet years of my life. Firstly, my business partner and myself have gone separate directions. Continuing on as the CEO of Friend Movement,… Read more »

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MAN IN THE MIRROR

MAN IN THE MIRROR By: Ronnie Friend Kroell Photo: Devin Mitchell The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, first inspired us back in 1988 with his hit song, Man in the Mirror, and it continues to make an impact today. “I’m starting with the man in
 the mirror. I’m asking him to change 
his ways. And… Read more »

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BLAH BLAH BLAH, Action!

There are two very specific types of people that I would like to explore in this blog: The Talker is someone that always has an idea, but rarely follows through. Says they are going to do something, but never does. Gives false hope to appease someone in the moment, but only succeeds at disappointing them…. Read more »

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    LIFE

    A humble reflection on life … I’m especially thankful for this moment. No longer haunted by past mistakes, no more fearing the future, and no more feelings of obligation to make everyone happy. All that matters is this moment, the company I keep, and the dreams I hold in my heart. I choose to live… Read more »

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    PEOPLE HOLD ON

    Everybody’s looking for a meaning Everybody’s doing their own thing And nobody’s solving the problem Ain’t nobody helping each other Some people give into fear Some people give into hunger Some of us live for the future And some of us wonder Give a little light, give a little love Maybe there’s enough for everyone… Read more »

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    The New F Word – Giving Bullying The Bird

  • WE MUST RAISE $25,000 to launch Friend Movement by May 22, 2013, will you join us?

    Dear Friends, My heart could not be happier than it is in this moment, but we are at a crucial point in our project’s ability to move forward and we need your support to launch. As someone that has been bullied myself, I know the importance of having a FRIEND and what a difference that… Read more »

  • SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT

    SAME LOVE feat. MARY LAMBERT Published on Oct 2, 2012 Same Love feat. Mary Lambert on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/same… We support civil rights, and hope WA State voters will APPROVE REF 74 and legalize marriage equality. Visit http://www.music4marriage.org for more info. Support Marriage Equality by ordering the limited edition Same Love vinyl here: http://www.subpop.com/catalog/artists… Same Love,… Read more »

  • LADY GAGA under attack!

    Below you will find a blog that attempts to discredit Lady Gaga’s Born this Way approach. As you can imagine, I had something to say in response to support my FRIEND. Why the “Born This Way” Argument Fails By Robin Schumacher I doubt there’s much disagreement that “born this way” is the number one argument… Read more »

  • BANNING GAYS: AN OPEN LETTER TO DIANA MEDLEY

    Click on this picture below to read a full-report about BANNING GAYS and creating a “Traditional Prom”: Diana Medley is a special education teacher in town. She doesn’t believe anyone is born gay. “I believe that it was life circumstances and they chose to be that way; God created everyone equal,” said Medley. “I don’t… Read more »

  • Adam Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, & Lisa Vanderpump

    It’s a typical Sunday in Los Angeles, but it hasn’t been a typical week… As I sit enjoying my Kona coffee, my mind is spinning with happy memories. Did Adam Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, and Lisa Vanderpump really take their photos for our Friend Movement anti-bully campaign, “THE NEW F WORD”? Did the amazing Bonnie Tiegel,… Read more »

  • Perception is Reality

    An exploration of PERCEPTION & REALITY … PERCEPTION: The act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding. REALITY: In philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. Perception may be reality, but is that… Read more »

  • Thankful for the Simple Things

    Hello Friends, Tonight, as I sit at my computer after a long day, I am thankful for the simple things. At times I can get caught up in the land of consumer society, the need for instant gratification, and the desire to do/obtain more – BUT- in reality all of my basic needs are met…. Read more »