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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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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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Authenticity Round Up – Featured Posts

IN PURSUIT OF AN AUTHENTIC LIFE On my quest to discover ways to live my life more authentically—to use my God-given gifts and talents more wisely, and to incorporate my passions and the desires of my heart more seamlessly into the fabric of my everyday life—I came across the book, Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnach.…

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My Natural Hair Journey

I’ve always wanted to chronicle my natural hair journey from the start, complete with a well-edited YouTube video montage and beautiful background music. Unfortunately, that would’ve taken more spare time than I ever seemed to have on hand, so I’ve opted to give a quick update instead (complete with pictures). 🙂 My motivation: After the combination of chemical hair relaxers…

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Embracing Change | drdayolanier.com
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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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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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