Chantelle Andercastle is a yoga entrepreneur in Rural Manitoba. She works to adapt to new situations and loves the challenge. Through her Compose Yoga community she works to help women find self-care success through yoga, meditation and goal-setting.
We were out at one of your friends again, like most Saturdays. The stale air was clouding the room, drunk young adults played mindless drinking games and pretended the world outside didn’t exist. And like most Saturdays, you drank a little too much.
If you’re a woman you’ve likely been told at least once in your life, “that’s not very ladylike” or “you should act more like a lady”. Be it because you’ve been caught swigging straight from the wine bottle, your sailor’s mouth has run rampant, you didn’t smile politely enough, wore a skirt a little too short or you just simply chose not to conform to the dainty stereotypes of women that society projects on all of us.
This case has been popping up everywhere and I've felt so many different emotions reading everything thus far and I needed to vent. I hadn't clicked on anything when I first started seeing it because things like this give me such a heavy heart but it needs to be read, and it needs to be talked about.
I'm bringing back #FierceFemales in a different capacity and I wanted to bring it back with one of the fiercest females in the public eye today. On Monday, June 1st, 2015 Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, graced the cover of Vanity Fair Magazine with nothing but poise and grace.
I don't want flowers, I don't need flowers, but I deserve those flowers. I have always had an incredible example of love to look up to my entire life. My parents still act like they fell in love yesterday.
Being a hard worker is in my blood. I constantly surprise people with my work ethic, mostly because I think some older generations assume that all millennials are selfish, lazy and entitled. Truth is, we ARE selfish but not in the way you may think.
Apologies as I have not posted in a while, life has been crazy and I have moved to this fancy new website! I don't usually do personal posts but I felt the urge to share recently. I feel like talking about the quality of life and how each individual has the choice of making the most out of life.
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Desperation leads Hal to temptation when she receives an invitation to the funeral and will reading of Mrs. Westaway. She goes with intentions of lying her way into a fortune and ends up finding family and murder after her mother's death.
The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller—a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah.
A smart, pointed, and ultimately inspirational read from one of our most beloved funny folk. In a perfect world... We’d get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods.
Over the last year I've tried add books to my shelves that will better educate me on social issues. I found knowledge in self-help books, poetry books, essay books and most surprisingly a teen novel. Below are just five of those books that I think everyone should have on their shelves.
I would like to start off by saying I read this book over about 8 hours. An "easy read" doesn't seem like the proper term but I guess it is also classified as a young adult novel and I'd like to think my reading skill is above that...
Okay, so, first of all this book is one of the most quotable books I have ever read. I loved every second of it. The layers that Jodi Picoult has created with this book are flawless. You get the POV for four characters plus a short story written by one of the characters sprinkled on top. I am going to say that like The Pact this book took me to a dark place.
Usually I go to the book store with a purpose, I know what I want to get and I get it. In the past year or so I have allowed myself to browse more and I have come across a couple gems by accident. "The Painted Girls" by Cathy Marie Buchanan is definitely one of them. I am only about half way through but I needed to write about it. Now I'm not saying you need to be a ballet dancer to understand this book but at times it certainly helps. Even I had trouble visualizing the dance combinations and steps written on the pages before me. However, understanding these steps are not imperative to understanding the story.
It has been such a long time since I have been this into a book. Maybe because I feel so passionate about the topic of Racism and how I hate it so much. If it made a difference to me what colour people's skin was I wouldn't have made friends with so many beautiful people or learned about so many amazing cultures or places.
For those of you who loved the fun loving characters of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants books by Ann Brashares you will enjoy Sisterhood Everlasting. The characters have aged 10 years and a lot has changed. Life goes on and people grow apart due to the challenges and changes of life. This book was incredible. The the girls of the sisterhood began to separate in the fourth book as the girls struggled to stay in touch with each other through busy lives and long distances.
New, new but not new. Beyoncé and Jay Z have joined forces for their new album EVERYTHING IS LOVE. The album addresses racism in America, their relationship woes and GRAMMY snubs. This is the album the world has been waiting for since the initial OTR tour.
From Queensland, Australia is indie pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark. Previously Shark released her debut EP Night Thinker with hit single "Adore". She recently released her first full-length album Love Monster featuring lead single "I Said Hi".
A stunning and effortless sounding voice in Phoebe Bridgers. This indie-pop powerhouse grew up in Pasadena, California and attended a prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts to study music.
Cardi B. You've heard of her, she needs no introduction! During the 2017 MTV VMA's she made a statement about Colin Kaepernick before intro-ing a musical guest Leaving an impression on so many. Following her on social media you gain access into her life and learn about what made her who she is.
I feel like I post about this guy every day of my life. Hahaha today I won't say much, if you're interested you can read more about him here, here and here. Sneaky bugger dropped Unmake last Friday, the one below is my favourite "Race To The Bottom".
These beauties just announced their tour beginning in October with their new album Signs of Light out on September 9! We may not be getting much new material when they're here in July for Folk Fest but maybe they will sample us some of their new songs... Hinting.
I had the pleasure of meeting A Tribe Called Red when working at Native Communications Inc. and Rhythm FM. I was fortunate enough to congratulate them on their JUNO win in 2014 for Breakthrough Group of the Year.
I'm just going to leave this here... Mumford & Sons teamed up with Senegalese singer and guitarist, Baaba Maal, born in Podor. He is well known in Africa and is one of Senegal's most famous musicians. He is also well known internationally.
Lissie was introduced to me by yet another cousin of mine, I was gifted her second studio album for my 24th birthday. Elisabeth Corrin Maurus, better known by her stage name Lissie, is a singer-songwriter from Rock Island, Illinois.
I think it was about 3 or 4 years ago now that my cousin Ryan (I have like 3 cosins that I use as sources for new music) told me about the Lumineers. I listened to "Ho Hey" and that was it, I was hooked.
Here are some of my favourite songs of 2015! I know I'm late but I wanted to wait until the bitter end in case the Biebs decided to drop another banger... He didn't. These songs aren't "the best" and I don't really care if you like them but here are 50 songs that I played on repeat in 2015!
I thought I had done a full post on them before, but apparently I just mentioned them in a year end round up, Music of 2014. They deserve more than a mention and anyway my favourite song has changed since then.
The love of music for Winnipeg roots band, The Bros. Landreth, began when brothers Joey and Dave Landreth attended their father's gigs as children. They recently released their first album with band members Ariel Posen and Ryan Voth.
I fell in love with Of Monsters And Men back in 2012 when I was checking out bands that were performing at Sasquatch! Festival that year. The song and video for "Little Talks", off of their first studio album My Head is an Animal, was so different and captivating that I needed to know more!
Hey Rosetta! is a seven member indie folk band from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The band members include Tim Baker, Josh Ward, Adam Hogan, Phil Maloney, Kinley Dowling, Romesh Thavanathan and Mara Pellerin.
This year I decided to do a top 50 of my favourite songs, and yes there are top 40 songs in here so judge me all you want! Now this is not a "Best of 2014" list it's just a list of songs I enjoyed in 2014 hopefully you find something you like, they are alphabetical because this list is all over the place (and not very comparable) much like my taste in music.
THIS GUY! Okay, so I think Dan Mangan wins for most blogged about musician on my blog for sure. I have seen him three times already and just bought tickets to see him under the new moniker, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith.
Sorry folks I have been slacking on the music side of things so my goal is to step it up and I now have Spotify so my game should be on point! Anyway, these cool dudes followed me on Instagram last week and I always like having a listen when a new band follows me on social media and these guys had me right away.
All the way from Melbourne, Australia is Vance Joy. The indie folk singer-songwriter was born James Keogh. He recently signed a 5 album deal with Atlantic Records and has just released his first album Dream Your Life Away this year.
Coasts is a 5 piece band that got together in 2011, born in Bristol, England, the band consists of Chris, Liam, James, David and Ben. Coasts released their debut EP Paradise, in February of last year the track "Oceans" has been very well received.
Sword and Scale is an internet radio show and website covering the dark underworld of crime and the criminal justice system’s response to it. The show and website were launched January 1st, 2014 and feature stories of murder, abduction, rape and even more bizarre forms of crime.
Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They're black. They're BFFs. And they host a live comedy show in Brooklyn. Join the 2 Dope Queens, along with their favourite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel.