January 25, 2017 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

Gooooddddd morning/afternoon/night – whatever time you’re reading this ūüôā 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…

December 20, 2016 theadventuresofdd 2Comment

Morning Tips from a not so morning person. I’m doomed, I think often. I’m chronically a completely hot mess in the morning – I try to open my door with my car key fab, I make coffee with no cup, I forget to feed my cats (thank goodness they remember to chirp at me) and time flies at a rate faster than the speed of light in the am. I’ve accepted the fact that I will NEVER be a morning person, my brain doesn’t really function until 9 am and the second cup of coffee, and to be honest I…

December 9, 2016 theadventuresofdd

Ok – so this topic was easy to determine, because I am home sick today, and this product has SAVED MY LIFE over the past year or so, when I found out about it. I grew up in Florida, and I never suffered from allergies until the summer of 2015. And then they were BRUTAL. I was waking up every morning and had to deal with whatever nastiness my body wanted to develop overnight. It got so bad that I had to use an inhaler when hiking! So glamorous. I went to see a few different docs, to have a…

December 2, 2016 theadventuresofdd

A Lesson in Breath and Breathing OK – so I started an AWESOME new hobby/exercise this month¬†thanks to my friend Caitlin. (Caitlin – if you’re reading this – YOU ROCK SISTER!). I had a facebook status up that I was making it a goal to get back into shape and commit to working out ¬†starting NOW, since I’ve fallen so far off the wagon after my brutal knee injury. It’s been a long, hard road and I have the tightest hamstrings known to humans – but I’m learning about my body in a whole new way and learning how to…

November 22, 2016 theadventuresofdd 2Comment

Dealing with Grief. Well, pardon my french, but it’s been a really SHITTY week. The Universe just seems to keep giving us the old one-two punch to the gut, and pretty relentlessly. But, what we must all remember is THIS TOO WILL PASS. Come on, say it with me. THIS TOO WILL PASS. (Or maybe it won’t. but at least we’ll always have boxes of wine? and the sunshine? and the earth? Which we all become part of again anyways…the earth, not the wine…or maybe the wine…..like Veruca Salt….) I don’t know, I’ve been trying to keep my head in…