Dana Does Pinterest Pressure

Pizza. Cake. Friends. Tablecloth of your favorite character. Done. Birthday parties when I was a kid were so simple. And let me tell you, I had the time of my life. But then social media was born, and this sweet, little dark hole of a website that sucks you into its recipe-giving, craft-making, make-up tutorial, …

Dana Does a Love Letter to All Addicts

Dear Beloved Addict, I'm writing this letter to you today without a single ounce of judgement in my heart. My heart actually breaks for you. Instead, I'm writing today to give you insight to a different perspective. See, I'm the girl who has been around someone just like you her whole life. In fact, EVERY ONE of …

Dana Does a Real Life, Not-So-Disney-Approved Love Story

Happily Ever After. Disney lied to us. Marriage has many moments of happiness, sheer bliss even. But happiness is an emotion that comes and goes based off of circumstances, and I hate to break it to you, not every moment will be a happy one. I don't want to sound like some negative, wounded wife. …

Dana Does Raw, Ugly Healing

Healing can be ugly. In fact, it can be downright hideous. Imagine a gaping wound that keeps getting more and more infected. Every time it tries to repair itself, something else pierces the wound, only adding to its inflicting destruction. Before long something that started as a small laceration turns into a life threatening situation. …