April 10, 2017 theadventuresofdd 6Comment

It’s been a relatively heavy week in our community – the suicide of a local weatherman has devastated a lot of people. Happiness and relative happiness is something I think about often – and how other people treat you and how you treat yourself can have impact that cuts so deep. I recently started watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix – it’s a beautiful, haunting piece of art that tells the story of a teenage girl’s suicide and the experiences that lead her down this path. If you have known me for a while, you’re aware that my life has…

March 24, 2017 theadventuresofdd

YO YO YO! I’ve kind of been slacking on the deep thoughts the past few weeks, but trust me – I’ve had LOTS of deep thoughts. Get ready, because they are coming your way soon. In the meantime,  I came across this article today, and I thought it was worth sharing. Here are 10 habits to improve your life. Life is precious and fleeting, and the problem is, we always think we have time. This year has been kind of an existential crisis for me, and I am slowly realizing that time, and my body, will not afford me the…

February 14, 2017 theadventuresofdd 2Comment

Hey hey! so – today is Valentines Day, or Galentines Day, or Tuesday. Potato, potatoe. AMIRIGHT? Love is a very liberal term. Being in love, falling in love, feeling love, feeling lust, feeling power – it’s all relative. You can have romantic love, friendship love, pet love – it all fills your soul and that’s what love is supposed to do for us. Full disclosure – I am watching the Bachelor while writing this. It’s the most ridiculous show ever. It’s a nice reminder of all of the craziness one must go through when finding a life partner. I think…

February 10, 2017 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

In case you were wondering how my thought process works and why I am (mostly) so dang happy all of the time – Check out this list of quotes from the Dalai Lama. I read this list and was in agreement with ALL of them – so I couldn’t keep them to myself. I hope you enjoy – please share with me the one(s) that spoke to you <3 Link to Elephant Journal Article “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need…

January 25, 2017 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

Gooooddddd morning/afternoon/night – whatever time you’re reading this 🙂 It’s been a rough couple of weeks, with a lot of negative vibes roaming around, it’s easy to feel depressed or hopeless. I think it’s time to divert energy into something that will generate positive vibes – Self Love and Self Care! It’s important o love yourself. As most of you know, I have a lot going on. I am always going in a bajillion different directions, and being the optimist I am,  I tend to overestimate the amount of time it takes to do things. I often take on many deadline driven projects…

January 16, 2017 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and it’s an important day in the history of our nation. It’s important that we remember the legacy of Dr. King and his hard work in uniting the people. I typically post a quote as my status on facebook, but I recently came across a page which has a large library of quotes attributed to Dr. King that I enjoyed reading. I decided to pull some that resonated with me, as I, like many of you, need some positive inspiration in this time where lots of things are unknown. “In a real sense, all…

January 16, 2017 theadventuresofdd 6Comment

So – anyone who knows me, KNOWS I am not a morning person. It is NO SECRET. My good friends know to tell me that they want me somewhere 15 – 30 minutes prior to when they actually want me there. As long as I wake up on time, it works like a charm. Key words being “As long as I wake up on time”.  As I sit here starting to write this, it’s because I have some extra minutes this morning because of a failed morning workout plan. (Hey – I got up. Baby steps.) For as long as I…

January 6, 2017 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

“OH, You’ve got this!” Those words are like nails on a chalkboard for me. And yet, I’ve said them twice today. Maybe three times….but I meant them!! they came from a good place. and I truly believe that the people that I expressed those thoughts to – HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL and are totally doubting themselves.  I know when people say it to me, they believe that I have it under control, but honestly, I feel like it’s like telling someone who’s irate to calm down.   ( I WILL NOT CALM DOWN!!! hahahaha.) And sometimes I might be slow…

December 30, 2016 theadventuresofdd

HELLO! So I’m really glad to hear that everyone has a very similar sentiment regarding 2016 as I do – It was a challenge and seemed like the Universe was always trying to kick us while we’re down. We’re so all in this together! To be fair, I knew the beginning of 2016 was going to be rough, but I got lucky and made it through. I’ve definitely let my dedication to health and working out slip through the cracks (I’m blaming my knee injury and a few other things) but I feel like things are on the way up,…

December 29, 2016 theadventuresofdd

You know I love a good book review! I discovered this book when my friend Jodi posted an assortment of books available at one of my favorite stores in Downtown Bangor – Good Soul! I arranged a time to come down and check out the selection with my dear friend & shop owner, Tracy. Tracy has a heart of gold, and a wild, caring, wonderful soul. We connect on so many levels! Anyways, I didn’t end up with the book that Jodi posted, but I did end up with an amazing journal of self reflection! (and the book The Secret…