Sober Slogans that influence our Design Business + Process!

We LOVE a good Reframe❕✨ One of our favorite fellow female entrepreneurs @rhodielorenz recently shared the Idea of feeling “Glimmered” this holiday season rather than “Triggered” and we couldn’t help but share this incredible + impactful message as we are smack dab AT Christmas and hitting the New Year ✨💛 As a person in Recovery, @dmarxx feels this term softens the blow of what can be overwhelming and takes on an attractive, manageable circumstance.. come on how much better does it sound to be Glimmered?!?! ✨🙌🏼 Such a wonderful way to express our emotions that are inevitable this time of year with the abundance of family and friend gatherings.. especially for those in the Sober Community who are fighting to stay away from Drinks and Drugs❕ 𝘎𝘦𝘵 𝘎𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘛𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 🤩 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘙𝘩𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦 ❕💛✨ Merry Everything

𝖦𝖺𝗌𝖾𝖽 𝗎𝗉 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝖦𝗋𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗍𝗎𝖽𝖾 + 𝖱𝖾𝖺𝖽𝗒 𝗍𝗈 𝖦𝗈! 𝖧𝗂𝗍𝗍𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖱𝗈𝖺𝖽 𝖿𝗈𝗋 𝖳𝗁𝖺𝗇𝗄𝗌𝗀𝗂𝗏𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖵𝖺𝖼𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇, 𝗍𝖺𝗄𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖺 𝗆𝗈𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍 𝗍𝗈 𝖾𝗑𝗉𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗌 𝗈𝗎𝗋 #𝗀𝗋𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗍𝗎𝖽𝖾𝖺𝗍𝗍𝗂𝗍𝗎𝖽𝖾 𝖺𝗌 𝗐𝖾 𝖾𝗇𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝖧𝗈𝗅𝗂𝖽𝖺𝗒 𝖲𝖾𝖺𝗌𝗈𝗇! Devan 𝖱𝖾𝗆𝗂𝗇𝖽𝗌 𝗎𝗌 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝖻𝗒 𝗋𝖾𝗉𝗅𝖺𝖼𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖨 "𝖧𝖠𝖵𝖤 𝗍𝗈" 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 "𝖨 𝖦𝖤𝖳 𝗍𝗈" 𝗂𝗌 𝗈𝗇𝖾 𝗈𝖿 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗊𝗎𝗂𝖼𝗄𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝗐𝖺𝗒𝗌 𝗍𝗈 𝖿𝗂𝗇𝖽𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖦𝗋𝖺𝗍𝖾𝖿𝗎𝗅𝗇𝖾𝗌𝗌.. 𝖦𝖺𝗆𝖾𝖼𝗁𝖺𝗇𝗀𝖾𝗋 𝗂𝗇 𝗁𝖾𝗋 𝖱𝖾𝖼𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒, 𝗁𝖾𝖺𝗅𝗍𝗁𝗒 𝗉𝖾𝗋𝗌𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗍𝗂𝗏𝖾𝗌 + 𝗉𝗈𝗌𝗍𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝖾𝗋𝖾𝖼𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇𝗌 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝖿𝖺𝗆𝗂𝗅𝗒, 𝖿𝗋𝗂𝖾𝗇𝖽𝗌…𝗅𝗂𝖿𝖾 𝗂𝗇 𝗀𝖾𝗇𝖾𝗋𝖺𝗅! 🧡🧡🧡

✨”𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘎𝘰, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘈𝘳𝘦"✨ in essence it means that you cannot run from yourself, you are always going to be where you are.
We’ve caught the travel bug as of lately! 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘨𝘰 now 𝘕𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦, Devan no longer escapes to do just that, escape from life or heaviness of active addiction. Today she takes herself with her, and as long as she’s spiritually fit, there is no adventure she cannot take! Exploring new places has become an incredible source of inspiration for our brand, refreshing and beneficial for our connectivity to our collections and friends we meet along the way.. Something that would have been impossible if Alcohol or Drugs were still a part of our equation ✨

𝚆𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚗'𝚝 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚌𝚝 𝙽𝚞𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚜❕😹

Devan believes that by reviewing our lives — the people, situations, and fears we have engaged with in our past — we can begin to see the truth about ourselves and the role we’ve played in our troubles. Accountability whoa 🤯 it’s a win win in Business too. Keeping the focus on ourselves, not judging or blaming others.. ultimately staying out of drama that has nothing to do with us or for some of us our own Recovery❕

𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘰𝘱❕ "𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘎𝘰. 𝘉𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦" 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 Devan❕✨😎

What started out as a question in Devan's early recovery journey, “How free do you want to be?” has become more of a mantra in times of uncomfortableness or uncharted territory! Imprisoned by the bondage of self Prior to sobriety, robbed by active addiction • Today there is a new found Freedom in doing the work, staying sober, which provides Spiritual growth, untethering her from the abyss of alcoholic thinking❕🤍✨ A gift that continues to pour into the cup of our small design business 😎🙌🏼

This Mantra is a Total MindF*ck❕Also 💯 True when you’re connected to your Higher Power • Painful things can happen out of nowhere, often out of our control + that’s exactly when our Designer Devan says this slogan on LOOP + Trusts her HP absolutely‼️✨🤍🙏🏼 

We love a good Acronym❕ No matter what path or journey you are on, FEAR has the power to hold you back or even take you down. Devan chooses to “Face Everything And Recover” over adding fuel to the (fear) fire 💛 No matter what her life or business throws her, she walks through sober, and recovers❕

✨𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮 + 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹!✨
We tend to want instant gratification, we want it all now! In recovery Devan keeps on the course, managing expectations to receive the gifts as they come.. each day is a miracle when you can stay sober!! Applying that pace to our design business puts things into a positive perspective, motivating us to continue growing strong, on our higher powers time! ✨

It’s one of those Midweek Double Mantra kinda days!! And we will leave it there…🤍

May be the most important Mantras + Morals we live by! Devan carry’s this well known recovery message into our small biz, especially around this time of year where things can easily become overwhelming with holiday orders, markets, etc! Doesn’t need much more of an explanation.. “One Day At A Time” for everything!!

It’s Monday, we’ve got another Morals + Mantras message for you! “Keep it Simple” is especially helpful as we make our way into a Holiday weekend 🦃 Devan is hear to remind us that simple solutions are often the most effective ones. Why make things more difficult than they need to be?! That was the tendency prior to her finding sobriety, adding unnecessary complications to situations. Today we work to apply this slogan to the business side of things, a straight forward approach, just like the program! Although it may not always be easy, there will be help along the way!

As we wind down the weekend we set an intention for the week ahead ✨ “First things First” has been resonating with Devan and is incredibly important with the holiday season on the horizon : this is one of her favorite chapters in the popular Living Sober book which basically emphasizes the importance of not drinking/using NO matter what while Prioritizing Sobriety as #1 ✨ FACT is that anything you put before your program you can an will ultimately lose.. SO even the business for our designer doesn’t come before what she needs to do for her recovery.. without that Dmarxx Design does not exist!

With all our “Blackout” sober sense of humor lately it’s got Devan thinking of one of her favorite Recovery Mantras when feeling triggered or having a thought of a drink… “Playing the Tape Forward” helps to envision what the Situation would end up becoming if she did pick up!! (Off to blackout town she goes 🤪) We can certainly apply this slogan to more than sobriety scenarios as they come our way. In the meantime we hope you have been enjoying our Mantras + Morals we have been incorporating back in to the DM Biz!! 😎✨🤍 

𝘞𝘦'𝘷𝘦 "𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘢𝘱𝘦 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥" 𝘯𝘰𝘸 Devan 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 "𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦" 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘴 + 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵! It’s NOT easy! And I’m not great at giving myself that Nano second to Press the Pause ✋ BUT when I do it allows me to respond, not react which can prevent an entire can of unwanted worms from opening.. Currently applying that to the DM Biz where applicable 💁🏻‍♀️ One of my favorite but most challenging sobriety slogans!

Another favorite Mantra from @dmarxx Recovery that bleeds into our Business ✨Sometimes it “Takes what it Takes” to hit our rock bottom and then it “Takes what it Takes” to stay on the other side in Sobriety! As it plays into the DM Brand, we work hard to keep the dream alive and learn from each experience along the way.. GO FOR IT 🙌🏼

𝖤𝗌𝗉𝖾𝖼𝗂𝖺𝗅𝗅𝗒 𝗐𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝖭𝗈 𝖮𝗇𝖾 𝖨𝗌 𝖶𝖺𝗍𝖼𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀!! 𝖳𝗁𝗂𝗌 𝗆𝖺𝗇𝗍𝗋𝖺 𝗂𝗌 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗆𝖾𝖺𝗍 + 𝗉𝗈𝗍𝖺𝗍𝗈𝖾𝗌 𝗈𝖿 Devan's 𝗉𝗋𝗈𝗀𝗋𝖺𝗆 𝗈𝖿 𝗋𝖾𝖼𝗈𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗂𝗍 𝗉𝗅𝖺𝗒𝗌 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝖾𝗀𝗋𝗂𝗍𝗒 𝗈𝖿 𝗈𝗎𝗋 𝖻𝗎𝗌𝗂𝗇𝖾𝗌𝗌.. 𝗐𝗁𝗂𝖼𝗁 𝗂𝗌 𝖲𝗈𝗆𝖾𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝗅𝗈𝗌𝖾 𝗐𝗁𝖾𝗇 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝗀𝖾𝗍 𝗅𝗈𝗌𝗍 𝗂𝗇 𝖺𝖼𝗍𝗂𝗏𝖾 𝖺𝗅𝖼𝗈𝗁𝗈𝗅𝗂𝗌𝗆 + 𝖺𝖽𝖽𝗂𝖼𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇! 𝖨𝖿 𝗒𝗈𝗎 "𝖽𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗇𝖾𝗑𝗍 𝗋𝗂𝗀𝗁𝗍 𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀" 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒𝗍𝗁𝗂𝗇𝗀 + 𝖾𝗏𝖾𝗋𝗒𝗈𝗇𝖾 𝖻𝖾𝗇𝖾𝖿𝗂𝗍𝗌!!

This has become a pretty popular slogan + sometimes makes me laugh but it’s SO TRUE!! Especially for us Perfectionists out there who are also Creativeprenuers 🤩 As long as we continue to make Progress in the Positive direction.. nothing has to be perfect, that’s impossible! Those imperfections provide growth along the way✨Keep a look out for more Mantras + Morals at Dmarxx Design as I implement my Sobriety Story back in my brand!

HP is what we Run on + what we use to Fuel the DM Brand✨ Enjoy more of Devan's favorite Mantras + Morals inspired by her personal journey of Recovery as we Restyle our Design road ahead!!