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CaricatureI’ve transitioned from clinical medicine and am currently working on what I truly love and feel called to do… reaching children through music and dance, by writing, singing and performing songs that encourage healthy eating and exercise.

Many times we can recall songs from our childhood that taught us things we still remember today. Think “School House Rock” and how you knew the song “Conjunction Junction” by heart, before you even knew what a conjunction was!

I’m so grateful that my love of music and desire to sing have motivated me to do a children’s CD. It’s important that our children learn how to eat healthfully, and why it’s important to exercise, play AND get their rest. If I can achieve that through songs that facilitate movement, all the better!

As I wrote the songs for the CD, I used my children as “guinea pigs” to see if they liked them and found them catchy. I felt happy when they began to sing them on their own. But when they recalled verses from the songs, “Mommy, like the song said, we need to drink more water,” I was beyond thrilled.

I’m happy to announce the first single “Drink More Water,” from my debut CD “Dr. Lanier’s Dance Party, “ is due to be released August 2010. I hope you enjoy it!

Take care and God bless,
Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.

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About drdayolanier

Hi. I’m Dayo Lanier (affectionately known as Dr. Dayo to the students I’ve worked with), and I’m a pediatrician, turned writer (of articles and songs). On Reserved Rebel, I lend my introverted, ADHD, multipotentialite, Coach’s wife, Christian mom, arts & science perspective (along with a background in medicine), to offer encouragement, insights, and information on a variety of topics, ranging from health & wellness, creativity & music, education, parenting and self-development. The Reserved Rebel Mission: Encouragement to honor your differences, embrace unconventionality, live authentically, and create a balanced life.
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