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 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 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…

November 14, 2016 theadventuresofdd 2Comment

These two emails showed up in my inbox this morning, and the timing was perfect. I’ve been noticing the wrinkles start to set in in my selfies and I’ve become more aware that time is fluttering away at a pace faster than I am comfortable with. I’m fighting with myself to live in each moment fully, and to experience life as it happens while also preparing for the future, and growing old gracefully. I found these two articles to be inspiring and directive, and I thought they would be nice to share. Ten Hints from a 75-Year-Old Woman on Growing…

November 8, 2016 theadventuresofdd

Election Day 2016 Ok – so if you’re my friend or following me on facebook, then you’ve already seen this post that most people loved, and a few tried to counter.. Check out my post on facebook if you’re interested in reading the comments. It’s actually a decent discussion. #imwithher 1. Because if she were a man, this wouldn’t even be an issue. #deepthoughtsbydd 2. Aw naw, hush that fuss, everybody get to the front of the bus. #nastywomenmakethingshappen 3. Like any other job, and grad school, you have to be qualified to perform the basic functions of a position…

November 7, 2016 theadventuresofdd 9Comment

Tea Wisdom and Life Planning Today was AWESOME and super inspiring.  I’ve been re-evaluating my life and goals lately, and today’s walk in the woods got me back down to basics and was a great start to refocus and come up with a plan. For more on today’s adventure head on over to LoveMaineAdventures.com  My biggest struggle has been that I have been so stressed out, all I have wanted to do was come home, sit on my cozy chair and snuggle my cats, drink wine, and edit photos. Now, however my wedding season is coming to a close, and…

September 14, 2016 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

When Things Don’t Work Out…. It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”~Tony Robbins After watching the Netflix Documentary “I am not your Guru”, I am OBSESSED with Tony Robbins. And with Mercury in retrograde really messing things up for me right now, the article spoke to me, so I had to post, to keep it as a reference point….. When Things Don’t Work Out: Who Knows If It’s Good or Bad? By Elloa Atkinson Link to article on Tiny Buddha Highlighted passage – “I remembered the fable of…