July 29, 2015 theadventuresofdd

This article is called 18 life lessons I want my daughters to hear. Now, while I don’t have kids, I found these life lessons to be completely relatable to my own self and being. Enjoy these reminders! Link to Elephant Journal 1. Don’t strive to be popular, settle for being yourself, settle into yourself . 2. Eat your dessert every day. 3. Say No at least once a day. 4. Never feel guilty for moving away from me, for traveling or going on an adventure. 5. Know that you are absolutely right when you think that the calculus class you are taking…

July 27, 2015 theadventuresofdd

A 92-Year-Old Yogi Shares Her Secrets To Happiness & Longevity Three careers and a lifetime, that’s how long it’s taken to be where I am today. To know who I am and actually like who I am. It takes dedication, desire and fearlessness on a daily basis. And it wasn’t until my mid-80’s that I really began to make this shift. From the time I could walk and talk, the word “challenge” has instinctively been my mantra. To this day, that mantra is what makes me who I am. Once you face a challenge, you can begin to accept it,…

July 25, 2015 theadventuresofdd

Link to Elephant Journal My grandma was always the hottest commodity in her town, and in any town for that matter. Perhaps it is the way she flirted and posed for the camera, even winking as she adorably crossed her legs slowly and deliberately for each photo from age six to 96, as if she were the most beautiful and important person in the world. And ever since I can remember, that’s just who she was: the most important and beautiful woman around, and always the youngest-at-heart person I had the gracious opportunity to know. 20 Ways to Stay Young…

July 14, 2015 theadventuresofdd

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People Link to Huffington Post I LOVE THIS! 1. They Ask Questions 2. They Put Away Their Phones 3. They Are Genuine 4. They Don’t Pass Judgment 5. They Don’t Seek Attention 6. They Are Consistent 7. They Use Positive Body Language 8. They Leave a Strong First Impression 9. They Greet People by Name 10. They Smile 11. They Know When To Open Up 12. They Know Who To Touch (and They Touch Them) 13. They Balance Passion and Fun 14. Bringing It All Together

July 14, 2015 theadventuresofdd

A Simple Exercise to help us Figure Ourselves Out. | elephant journal Link to Elephant Journal How to show you who you are and what you want: 1. Take a piece of paper and divide it up into two columns. 2. In the column on the left, write out a list of everything you do in a given day. 3. Start from when you wake up and write down everything that you do, think or experience until you go to sleep. 4. In the column on the right write out a list of your goals, desires and the amazing things that…

July 9, 2015 theadventuresofdd

9 Great Reasons Everyone Should Write Link to MindBodyGreen I’ve truly found that keeping a journal has been therapeutic for me through most of my life – I credit it with a lot of my personal growth. I always encourage my friends to do it when they are going through something they don’t understand. I’ll do it when I am going through something I understand. A lot of therapy and counseling is breaking through to something that was already inside of you, and journaling, I believe, is a great way to do that on your own accord. (but when it’s…

July 8, 2015 theadventuresofdd

10 Ways to say “I Love You’ Without Words Link to Elephant Journal I love these!! 1. Listen fully and with intent. 2. Add an element of surprise. 3. Do something helpful for your partner that is not typical for you. 4. Offer and accept physical affection and sexual intimacy. 5. Go to bed at the same time as your partner. Wake up at the same time, too. 6. Participate in physical activities together. 7. Follow through with agreed upon expectations. Stick to what has been said, as best as possible 8. Be present. Know what is going on with…

July 2, 2015 theadventuresofdd

Relationships. That’s what’s on my mind today. I’ve seen a lot of articles that resonate with me lately so I wanted to put them in one spot. Have fun! Let me know if any of this resonates with you. I like people’s perspectives on things. Dating someone who understands you Someone who may not necessarily understand you the way you feel you need to be understood just yet, but someone who is willing to put in the time and effort to get to understand you on such a level. You need to find a partner who finds you to be…

July 1, 2015 theadventuresofdd

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat Ok, if you read back through my posts, you’ll see when I started this, I was struggling quite a bit and was rather frustrated to lose weight. Well, I changed my mentality, diet, and exercise program, and I can proudly say that in 10 weeks I was able to burn around 5 – 10 lbs (Depending on the day!) and lose 2 inches around my hips, and 1%  body fat. THAT’s FREAKING AWESOME!! I’d surrendered to thinking 32 was the year my metabolism failed me. So, I’m still working…