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 1Comment

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 :)…

April 20, 2017 theadventuresofdd

We’ve been having a lot of discussions about effective communication in our workplace this month. I think it’s important to have that discussion in general, in all aspects of your life and your interpersonal relationships – to check in and make sure you are getting the most out of your time here on this planet. It doesn’t always go so well – because understanding people’s love languages + personalities is something that is very difficult to understand- however with a little love + understanding, these are things that can be overcome. Me personally, I am a people pleaser, a keeper…

April 18, 2017 theadventuresofdd

I am a little late posting this, because Easter was, well yesterday, but this was my facebook status yesterday and  I thought this message was important to share across other platforms. I was thinking a lot about how to address yesterday, because I don’t have kids – so there’s no Easter Bunny – and I also see the world from different angles. But that doesn’t take away from Easter being a very important holiday to a lot of people for many different reasons. For me – I’ve been very introspective lately as people close to me are having end of…