Spencer Johnson, M.D. Afraid Quote
Authenticity, Inspiration & Insights, Mindfulness, Motivational, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – “What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?”

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Spencer Johnson, M.D. I love this quote from Dr. Spencer Johnson’s book, “Who Moved My Cheese?”—a thought-provoking, parable-style story that has helped millions deal with change in their lives. It’s one of my favorite books, so I was beyond excited when I found out there was a “Who Moved My Cheese?…

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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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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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Authenticity, Creativity, General, Mindset, Motivational, Self-Care, Self-Development

Overcoming Perfectionism

This article was first published in 2015… and working on “Overcoming Perfectionism” is still a thing!  😉 The information included in this article from the book, “The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life,” by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., made it worth the re-share… Overcoming Perfectionism I was working on this blog post…

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Career Change, Creativity, Education, General, Introvert, Motivational, Multipotentialite, Reserved Rebel, Self-Development

Reserved Rebel: How Discovering My Multipotentiality Led to Fully Embracing My Differences

Reserved Rebel You may have seen the words, “Reserved Rebel” in the title of this website, and wondered—what’s that? Reserved Rebel is a term that characterizes my evolution from a practicing pediatrician—to a perpetually curious, knowledge-seeking writer, and passionate explorer of diverse interests. It perfectly describes the essence of who I am. I came up with it in my quest…

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