Family & Friends

Tips, tricks, and stories related to family, friends or relationships.

  • Challenging Our Relationship to Get Back on Track

    I recently read a trashy trilogy of a couple who were crazy in lust. It brought me back to the beginning of Dai and my relationship 15 years ago. I use to only spend ‘mindless’ reading (not personal development) time when sipping fresh lime margaritas on a white sandy beach or poolside under sunny blue skies. Which considering the handful of vacations we have had adds up to a handful of books. Either way, I have learned that burying my head in a page turner time to time can be valuable. I find I escape, I begin to dream or remember previous points in my life. I reflect and find myself…

  • We are Little C & Little B

    We’re are Brielyn and Chardonae or C & B. We’re 13 and 11, and we were in grade 5 & 7 at our local school before we ventured out on our #WLFMroadtrip in January 2016. We are pretty pumped to be exploring with our parents, cause believe it or not, we really enjoy hanging out as a family. Our road trip down the Oregon Coast was pretty special. Though it was windy and stormy at times, we had the spectacular beaches and roadway almost all to ourselves. The Coast Highway of California is uber cool as well! We are currently cruising in the back seat of our ‘Moose Mobile’. Comfy, cozy…

  • A #FordCanada Daddy-Daughter Getaway

    Daddy-Daughter Getaway: a #FordCanada ‘Go Further’ Roadtrip Originally posted and created by Dai “Coach Moose” Manuel Time, like an old friend at a luau, waves ‘Aloha‘ as she passes me by the fire pit in the night. As a father of two growing girls, and thanks to Facebook Memories, I’m reminded of this daily. Yup – we’re jumping for joy! #FordEdge daddy daughter getaway begins! Images of my daughters as babies and toddlers tweak me that a decade has evaporated right before me. So when Ford Canada invited me to test drive the new Ford Edge Titanium, I jumped at the opportunity to create some new, fun and exciting memories — and…

  • The Day it All Began and Then Some…Loud and Proud

    Have you ever finally said something you have internally been saying for ages, OUT LOUD? Do you remember your body heating up? Tears or goosebumps possibly? Maybe you were shaking with fear or vibrating with joy? That moment you asked for a raise at work. The time you asked your spouse to spend the rest of your lives together or possibly when you finally said goodbye to a toxic relationship. The announcement to your family and friends you are gay or quitting school to pursue your passion. You really did it. The internal dialogue had been released. It was out there. Hopefully you released it loud and proud, confident in…