Perfection is an Illusion Quote-Revised-Dayo Lanier
Authenticity, Inspiration & Insights, Inspirational, Mindset, Motivational, Quote of the Day, Self-Care, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – Perfection is an Illusion

Perfectionism… An Endless Treadmill Today, I was inspired by a quote (poem) from Victoria Erickson: “Perfectionism is merely an endless treadmill of self-destruction that’ll only build momentum until you’re running at unsustainable speeds. Rather than remaining a slave to the illusions you perceive as safe, step off the treadmill and live as the piece of art you are: messy, colorful,…

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The Conflict of Summer-a Haiku Poem
Creativity, Family, General, Introvert, Parenting, Reserved Rebel

The Conflict of Summer – A Haiku Poem for Introverted Parents

It’s May—the main month of spring! It’s also the last month of school before summer break. The month when we encourage our children and students to “finish the year strong”… yet recognize their fatigue, because we are feeling it ourselves. Knowing summer is around the corner is exciting! It also leaves many introverted parents feeling slightly conflicted—especially if they work from…

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Authenticity, Empath, Inspiration & Insights, Introvert, Mindful Living, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – What Introverts and Empaths Need Most

Introverts thrive on quiet time. They gain energy and strength from being alone, and are oriented to the inner world of ideas and thoughts. Empaths have the innate ability to read and understand people. They are compassionate and considerate, and have the ability to “feel” what someone else is experiencing and feeling. Both introverts and empaths need time alone to…

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Adventures in ADHD, Authenticity, Education, Family, General, Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Insights, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Mindset, Parenting, Self-Development

Want to Raise Confident Kids – Avoid Overparenting

The Overparenting Trap A great deal of pressure is placed on kids to succeed these days. When it looks like our children aren’t achieving to our satisfaction, parents often jump in and “help” them along. We let them know—through our words and our actions—that their efforts aren’t meeting our standards. While we may not realize we’re doing this, I think we…

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Live in the Moment
Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Insights, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Quote of the Day, Self-Care, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – Live in the Moment

I love this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. It reminds me to live in the moment, enthusiastically and without fear. Often, we find ourselves racing from task to task or crisis to crisis—Focused on where we’ve been and where we’re going, instead of being in the moment (where we are and what we’re doing currently). It’s easy to become preoccupied, looking back at…

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Basketball Life, Coach's Wife Life, Family, Marriage, Motivational, Self-Development

March Madness… Why The Big Dance Feels More Like an Emotional Rollercoaster

“If heavy sighing was an Olympic sport, I’d have a gold medal today… losing during March Madness is tough.” – Dayo Lanier, M.D. The Emotional Rollercoaster That is March Madness March Madness often reminds me of an adventure park or carnival of sorts… There are the energetic mascots—providing endless photo and high-five opportunities. The coaching carousel—a dizzying “ride” that begins…

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Goals - New Year
Authenticity, Coach's Wife Life, Exercise, Family, Food, General, Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Introvert, Mindfulness, Mindset, Motivational, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care, Self-Development

Kicking Off Your Goals For the New Year When You’re a Week Behind Schedule!

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I came across a variety of articles detailing how to “start off the new year successfully” and social media posts sharing how people were using that time to “mindfully set their intentions and goals” for the New Year. That process sounded idyllic. It was exactly what I wished I were doing,…

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