November 26, 2017 theadventuresofdd

I got a tattoo this month. An entrepreneur tattoo. On purpose. And with meaning. I’d been thinking about what I wanted for my tattoo for years. I have one, from college – my zodiac sign, but it’s on sideways. (Not on purpose.) I’d been planning out a lotus flower tattoo with my friend Sarah – and that one will come. But – I’d decided on getting some coordinates to a place that was VERY meaningful to me. And I’d found just the right person to do it. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might have noticed that…

November 22, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Hey guys! I am writing about Native Deodorant, a product that I’ve been using for over a year and I honestly couldn’t say enough nice things about it. I was a skeptic for sure about natural deodorant and I’ve tried brands in the past that just didn’t cut it. As you might know from LoveMaineAdventures.com, I get sweaty – a lot. This deodorant has passed every test I’ve put it through. If you’re really super aggressively dirty, you should probably plan to reapply, but otherwise, after many months of wearing it, I can rarely ever smell myself 🙂 For the…

November 16, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Gaslighting is something a lot of people have experienced, without knowing it’s a thing. I’ve had a rather interesting experience with it – and I thought it was important to share the characteristics of this behavior, so people know that they are not alone, and that it’s definitely not something that they did. According to Psychology Today, Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt her or himself, and ultimately lose her or his own sense of perception, identity, and self-worth. The term is derived from the 1944 film Gaslight, in which a husband tries to convince his…

August 31, 2017 theadventuresofdd 2Comment

Hi! I know this post is a little late – (shocking, right?) I initially started it around Mother’s Day… being a childless fun auntie had my brain spinning thoughts around for weeks (months…)  and I had to let them free….. So the reason why we celebrate Mother’s Day is obvious because we all have a Mother – science is not that advanced yet. But the ACT of being a mother is a different thing, and this is where my thoughts are taking me. Some people’s only desire in this life is to be a mother, to give birth to a…

August 23, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Here are a few words of wisdom from a woman who spent her whole life trying to know herself and to be comfortable in her own skin: “Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” “We should all start to live before we get too old.” “I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and, at times, hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” “When it comes down to it, I let people think what they want. And if they care…

August 1, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Yo! I am sitting here recovering from the Tough Mountain Challenge (don’t know what that is? Check it out here..) and I wanted to share with you something that has been a lifesaver for me as I beat myself up. I first learned about this stuff because it was part of my Yogi Surprise Box – a monthly subscription box that has all sorts of amazing awesomeness. If you’re into organic mind/body care, this is your thing. Check it out here and if you decided to subscribe, use my referral code! It’s pretty stellar. Anyways  – back to the topic…

July 12, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Hey all! It’s been a pretty crazy few months, I’ve been tackling a load of projects and since this is kind of my “I do it for myself” page, it gets pushed to the bottom of the barrel. However, I’ve learned a few important lessons in the past few months about taking risks, being rejected, and realizing what you think you want is not really what’s best, and I thought it was a good message to share –  I know DD from 10 years ago would love to hear what I am about to say. This is been an interesting…

May 4, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Life is bigger It’s bigger And you, you are not me The lengths that I will go to The distance in your eyes Oh no, I’ve said too much I set it up Dear Self – You’re taking on a lot right now. You’re confident in your actions. You’re moving in the right direction. You’ve  made decisions. and you’re sticking with them  – it’s the only way to make a change. You must keep making plans, evaluating and changing them, and continuing to make decisions. They are not always the right ones.  It’s going to get tough, you’re going to…

May 1, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Some days you’re the bird – some days you’re the windshield. I’ve been feeling a bit stuck lately, and looking more and more for meaning + purpose in my day to day life. I was searching for the right words this morning and I came across this article + I had to share…. Here’s a link to the original article on Elephant Journal “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing…

April 24, 2017 theadventuresofdd

Welcome back to the work week – if you’re working that M-F grind. Mondays I always feel a little nostalgic for the weekend + am planning my carry over from the previous weekends “Crap I didn’t get that done!” I am always a fan of the #MondayMotivation to get back on track + realize that I am not the only one that feels like a hot mess! I got some good feedback from my Dalai Lama and MLK quote posts, so I thought a Buddha quote post was needed. Check it out + share it with someone that needs it :)…