Singing Lessons with Auntie Ashley: Breathe from your …

“That’s where your dum-de-dee-dum will find its faa-lalala.” By Ashley Mandanici | Twitter: @ashleymandanici All right, so let’s get real: more often than not there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t say or do something moderately offensive. I really don’t mean to—I’m not trying to be rebellious or distasteful. I would like […]

TGIF: “Polished-Practiced-Perfect” Me vs “Raw-Ragged-Rough-Take” Me

On Bonnie Raitt, bullfrogs and getting lost in the supermarket of life. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Suess “You’re just so … exposed!” she said. Her elbows on the table. Her hands open emphatically in front of her. I was […]

TGIF: I love you too much …

On tough love, learning the importance of deadlines, sleep and the art of saying No. “I love you too much…” the email said, “I hope this doesn’t come across as harsh. That’s not my intention.” *cringe* The word harsh is never promising. I looked over my shoulder, hunched over my iPhone and proceeded to read […]

TGIF: The Final Countdown: On exquisite blueberry tarts, epic writer’s block and savouring the moment.

Okay. Epic case of writer’s block. Hence, the chipmunk rambling below. I’m reeeeally nervous about being on video. Be kind. So my SheLoves peeps, I have 2 simple thoughts *cough* asks *cough* this week: 1. GIVE: If you have been following our journey and not yet given to this incredible cause, we’d love for you to be part […]

TGIF- How I Learned to Savour My Charlie Brown Moment?

On a 16 km run, the po-po, a $127 bill and the overlap of strangers. It was the kind of grin that blooms on your face after you kiss a boy. A boy you really like. Dazed disbelief + Knee-buckling delirium. I had just run 16 km and was high on life, grinning ear-to-ear. Me?!!! The same girl who got […]