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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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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Creativity, Dance, Exercise, General, Health & Wellness

The Benefits of Ballet

I absolutely love the art of ballet! I love how it serves as a creative outlet for me to express myself artistically. I revel in the intensity of physical exertion required, both in movement and stillness. I enjoy the mental challenge it provides— trying to remember different ballet positions and combinations, while remaining focused on my breathing and body positioning—…

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Embracing Change | drdayolanier.com
Coach's Wife Life, Family, General, Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Spiritual Growth

Embracing Change

Funny thing happened on the way to planning out my life and mapping its course… a God-directed change in plans occurred. I was well on my way to getting our house, my email inbox and our family’s schedule, more organized (organization which included writing blog posts more consistently and finally cleaning out the garage… though, not necessarily in that order),…

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Exercise, Food, General, Health & Wellness, Inspirational

Guest Appearance on Taboo Talk with Lady Charmaine Day on BlogTalkRadio

Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 15, 2013) from 2-3 p.m. eastern standard time, I’ll be a guest on Taboo Talk, a Christian talk show featuring ordained Pastor, Wife, Publisher, Author and Radio Host, Lady Charmaine Day. The show, which is syndicated and appears on BlogTalkRadio, YouTube and Itunes, features insightful commentary from Lady Charmaine Day on a variety of topics. It airs…

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Family, General, Health & Wellness, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Parenting

Too Busy For Fun?

How abandoning my Saturday things-to-do list at my daughter’s urging, helped me to live in the moment and enjoy a perfect mommy-daughter afternoon adventure. Saturday had arrived and I had my weekend chore list in hand, ready to engage and conquer, item by item. I was on chore #3 (loading the dishwasher), when my daughter quietly came to me and…

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