January 13, 2018 theadventuresofdd

Hello! So if you’ve known me a while, you know I run this battle between eating healthy (high protein, low carb, low sodium, organic, etc.) and chowing down a Double Cheeseburger. Eating good things is a battle we all have – and quite honestly most things we eat and consume have a level of poison in them. This post is not meant to rant about the “fast food” industry, even though I want to. This post is about an AMAZING new food delivery service called Hungry Root that I love. If you have a palate like mine, this thing will…

January 2, 2018 theadventuresofdd

2018’s Happiness Project So – as you may or may not know, 2017 was a BIG year for me! I launched two of my passion projects, and learned how to really make them a thing! You’re reading one right now – this blog – and LoveMaineAdventures, our community for adventures. Check it out if you like Maine, or Adventures! I’m launching my third project in the coming weeks, my Small Business Marketing Agency – DD and Co. – and I’m realizing that my life will be very different in 2018! I am working from home – and this has many…

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,…

January 5, 2016 theadventuresofdd

16 Affirmations To Inspire A Vibrant, Fulfilling Year Check out the article on Mind Body Green ! 1. I am moving closer to my dreams. 2. I love myself and the people around me. 3. The world needs my uniqueness. 4. I wake up each morning with intention and purpose. 5. I am ready to create amazing memories. 6. I am powerful in so many ways. 7. I create time for my hobbies and activities I enjoy. 8. Every day, I learn and continue to grow into the best version of myself. 9. I am supported, safe, and free. 10. I am…

December 31, 2015 theadventuresofdd 1Comment

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! In many ways, this is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love it because it forces us to do an internal audit – and challenge ourselves to claim responsibility for our lives, and decide to make a change. Or not! Whatever floats your boat. I personally like to set tangible, achievable goals for myself, and I typically write about them here. You can go back in the archives and see I’ve written about New Year’s Eve every year since I’ve started this blog. And here it is – NYE, 2015 and I have…

December 30, 2015 theadventuresofdd

18 Sacred Intentions to set for 2016 Link to MindBodyGreen 1. I will take less and give more. 2. I will work less and live more. 3. I will do less and be more. 4. I will speak less and listen more. 5. I will buy less and simplify more. 6. I will have fewer distractions and more time for reflection. 7. I will be less realistic and dream more. 8. I will complain less and appreciate more. 9. I will worry less and surrender more. 10. I will judge less and understand more. 11. I will hate less and…

February 19, 2015 theadventuresofdd

The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. Ginger Rogers Life Changes It seems like the world’s been spinning so fast lately, and I need to refocus. Since I’ve turned thirty, the old adage is true – you gain ten pounds per decade. I’ve not been able to really lose a single pound in the past two years, and I’ve tried everything, from what it seems. I’m about 20 lbs from where I should be – and keep in mind I work out ALL OF THE TIME and I eat a healthy, well balanced…

January 1, 2013 theadventuresofdd 3Comment

“When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.” ― Sydney Smith Here’s what 2013 looks like for me! Join USA Fitness and Spin 3 times a week Climb Mt. Washington {new for me} & Mt. Katahdin {annual journey} GO snowshoeing! Camp more, and own my own gear. Learn how to fall with Snow Skis on Possibly learn how to snowboard. Not putting too much on my plate here. Visit 5 new places {including Gulf Hagas and New York City} Plant a garden {ON TIME} and actually eat from it…

January 7, 2012 theadventuresofdd

What else do you need to know? Jan 6 – I resolve to learn more about wine AND RECORD IT. File this under the “Learning Experiments” Tab. I should start a separate tab for this. *Mental Note* For example, tonight I have a lovely bottle of Dona Paula Malbec, from Mendoza, Argentina. Dave, the bar manager here at the lovely establishment where I work (not mentioning names – if you know me, you know where I work!) http://www.wine.com/v6/wineshop/Detail.aspx?product_id=107530&state=ME It got 91 points (out of 100) from Wine Spectator, and it’s sold out. I’ll let you know how it goes.

January 5, 2012 theadventuresofdd

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way Staring at the blank page before you Open up the dirty window Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find Reaching for something in the distance So close you can almost taste it Release your inhibitions Feel the rain on your skin No one else can feel it for you Only you can let it in No one else, no one else Can speak the words on your lips Drench yourself in words unspoken…