“I feel like I do with pictures what you do with words.” Paige
Creating, building and achieving always turns me on and totally hits the spot.
Another reason I’m single? 😏
"No. You just have not crossed paths with the person who wants to venerate and celebrate and commiserate with a winner like you." BJ Del Conte
99% of the time when someone says I look good, I feel like I look bad (still working on that), so never underestimate the power of a compliment and the necessity for daily self-love. You might assume a person sees what you see in them but chances are they don’t (regardless of how they come across), and maybe your kind words will turn their whole day around.Read More
April in Mandyland included a trip home to Ontario, tons of dancing, a new haircut, and the loss of a beautiful friend. Here are some images that captured these experiences.Read More
Last night I dreamed that I was in a massive building filled with people on every floor, some of which I knew, and it started out really fun but we soon found out that we had been brought there to be controlled through various means, including mind manipulation.Read More
March in Mandyland was filled with friends and kitties, as usual. Here are some images that captured the fun.Read More
A collection of what's making me happyRead More
To whom it may concern: You are not your depression, anxiety, physical pain, negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, insecurities, and/or deep-seated fears. These are the things that make you blind to who you really are. They aren’t the real you at all. They are what you must face and transmute in order to shine brightly in your true power.Read More
Since I was 20, I have had a very clear picture of what my ideal self, ideal body, ideal day, ideal financial picture and ideal life looked like. And since then, I’ve been doing what’s required of me inwardly to become the kind of person who could claim and realize these things. For me, that meant peeling away many layers of insecurity, pain, distorted thinking, self-abuse, and habits that didn’t serve me. It meant releasing people from my life who didn’t add to it and adding new habits that were in my best interest. It meant facing myself each and every day and doing the necessary and sometimes very difficult work of transmuting my deep pain and self-loathing into wisdom and healing.Read More
In the newest Mandyland Radio podcast, I have a candid dialogue with Emotional Freedom Coach, Shelsey Jarvis aka the Left-Brained Hippie, about the power of emotions, life as an entrepreneur, when to let a business go, how to get your partner on board with your goals, holy shift intensives, the magic of Gus, the right and wrong way to do affirmations, the reason why all of your dreams are possible, and so much more.Read More
Pro Friend Tip: Bake a 'Free Bitch' cake for your friend when she finally takes the leap and gets the hell out of the toxic relationship you’ve spent months or years supporting her through.
P.S. This cake was baked with love for my love and she loved it, laughed about it, and sent a picture to her friends. She did not, however, post it on Instagram and tag her ex like I suggested. Can't win 'em all.
February in Mandyland was filled with MORE birthday celebrations! YAY! Here are some images that captured the fun.Read More
Living a BIG life is about getting out of your own way and going after the things you want even and especially when it’s terrifying. And if you want a bigger life, an expanded experience and a richer ride, you are the only one who can make that happen, and it starts with moving towards the things you desire.Read More
I’m not sure if any of us are living the life we planned for ourselves, but if you are and you’re truly happy with all that’s unfolded and where you’ve ended up, congratulations. You’re one of the few and I admire you. For the rest of us, it can feel pretty damn shitty to be living a life that doesn’t reflect the dreams we had for ourselves (there is a solution though so read on).Read More
My relationship with Paige is one of my greatest achievements in this lifetime. We continue to get closer through each experience and every heart to heart, and I’m oh so grateful for the many gifts we’ve both enjoyed over the past year of living together in Montreal despite all the ways we’ve driven each other crazy while sharing a small space.Read More
Today I had a wonderful conversation with a friend whom I call the Queen of Zen. She does not live in a constant state of stress or anxiety like most people. I have known her for a year now and she really doesn’t worry about the future. She’s currently facing the need to find a new job and a new place within a month and she’s chill as fuck about it. It’s not even a thing for her.Read More
If we’re not working towards loving ourselves more fully each day (which inevitably and naturally benefits those we love and the world at large) then we’re missing out on a pretty epic love story. You actually don’t need someone else’s love and attention and acceptance and validation before you begin to enjoy your life or to fall in love with yourself (or to at least stop hating yourself).Why would you wait for all that good stuff when you could be giving yourself those gifts right now?Read More
Song after song after song, neither of us veered from our spot on the edge of the dance floor. His friends came and went, random men came and went, and there we both stayed just enjoying one another’s company.Read More
Here’s a picture of me, Christen, our hot waiter and our delicious meal at Dans Le Noir. What an amazing experience! A yummy 3 course meal in complete darkness (we both had filet mignon) and I gave up on utensils within seconds and I just used my hands throughout each course. The best part was when some dishes were dropped and smashed on the ground and everyone in the restaurant clapped and cheered.Read More