Quick check in and super mini pep talk. The blog will be back in full force next week with some exciting posts from our LGBT community that will be worth the wait! In the meantime, Yay it’s spring! Birds are chirping, buds are sprouting on the winter trees and it’s time to shake off the … Continue reading
Author Archives: Bubble Gum
Buck up, Buttercup. Change is Inevitable.
If you don’t mind me being a bit sassy today, I’m here to make a pretty blunt announcement: change is inevitable. While most of us hate this idea, we all get it. I’m not saying anything new. The problem is, most of us run for the hills when we see change a comin’. Change is … Continue reading
This Is Your Brain On Monkey Mind: The 30 Day Challenge
We’re phoning it in (again) this week because just like the rest of the planet, you guessed it, we have Monkey Mind. Monkey Mind is a debilitating disease in which we get self-obsessed, unsettled, restless and well, down right crazy. Unfortunately, this is a common disorder effecting 10 out of 10 species with a prefrontal … Continue reading
We Don’t Burn Incense We Burn Calories: How Hard Work Still Pays Off
Let’s thank Amy Jane for an inspirational reminder of this Woody Allen quote. I used to take a yoga class with a phenomenal instructor. Frank was almost 80 years old and he could twist himself up like a rubber band and had the heart and lung stamina of a twenty five year old man in really … Continue reading
Receive It With Gratitude: We’re Nominated!
Though we’re pretty focused on our own content, we like to practice what we preach and what we preach is building connection with others, having gratitude, indulging in happiness and success, and being capable of RECEIVING the grace that we’ve been given… whether that grace come in the form of family, friends, good health, success, … Continue reading
5 Awesome Tips For Being Totally Unhappy
Yeah, we know, it’s Valentine’s Day. So what better way to celebrate love… Are you too happy? Is life just way too good? We thought so. For all of you happy people out there, here’s your chance to ruin it all. For all of you depressed, bitter, miserable, and overwhelmed folks, you’re just not trying … Continue reading
We’re Getting a Makeover: Introducing Our Typewriter Mr. Underwood
Our regular readers may notice (over the next week or so) that Duct Tape and Bubblegum is getting a makeover. It’s going to have a bit of a Frankenblog flavor until we can dial in a fabulous, cohesive look. To catch you up, Brian and I are activists in the area of ethics and artist’s … Continue reading
Duct Tape DIY Sunday: Make-Your-Own Valentine’s Gifts
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re all about love and relationships here at DTAB. This week’s link for a great Do it Yourself Sunday is prepping for Valentine’s Day. Suzonne Stirling of Urban Comfort has a very creative, crafty post on DIY Valentine’s Gifts. You can customize your own chocolate bars, inspiration kits, … Continue reading