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COVID-19, Education, General, Health & Wellness

Learning From the Past – Comparing the 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID-19

Looking Back in History As we navigate the current COVID-19 Pandemic, I’ve found myself looking back in history at the 1918 Flu Pandemic (Spanish Flu) to see what lessons could be learned from that outbreak and how it compares to what we’re facing right now.  Top 5 Takeaways After reviewing several articles and the 1918 Flu Pandemic Historic Timeline on…

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COVID-19, Education, Family, General, Health & Wellness, Self-Care

The CDC Now Recommends the Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Mask Confusion There has been a great deal of confusion about whether or not we should wear masks in public during this coronavirus pandemic—and if so, what type? The CDC has recently answered that question by recommending the use of cloth face coverings in public settings (where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like at the grocery stores…

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Ways to Reduce Stress During a Crisis
COVID-19, Education, Family, General, Health & Wellness, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Spiritual Growth

Ways to Reduce Stress During a Crisis

Ways to Reduce Stress As coronavirus news updates become more alarming by the day, and concerns about our health, our finances and the availability of resources feels more pressing, it’s easy to become gripped by fear and anxious about all of the uncertainty we’re facing. While we’re doing what we can to prevent infection with COVID-19 by washing our hands…

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Social Distance Learning: Time for More Structure and Self-Compassion
COVID-19, Education, Family, General, Inspiration & Insights, Mindfulness, Mindset, Parenting

Distance Learning Lessons: Time for More Structure and Self-Compassion

Lesson Learned As our family begins our 3rd week of distance learning, my list of “lessons learned” continues to grow. One lesson that is abundantly clear—it’s time for more structure, and self-compassion. Ready To Slow Down After the whirlwind that often typifies the Lanier Experience: our recent relocation to a new city (Atlanta) for my husband’s new job, downsizing into…

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COVID-19, Education, Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Insights, Mindfulness, Self-Care

Let Go and Focus

Let Go of What you Can’t Control Let go of what you can’t control and focus on what you can. Special thanks to my beautiful friend, Mavis for sending the awesome graphic (below) to me yesterday (from thecounselingteacher.com). As news regarding Coronavirus continues, it can be tough to balance staying informed with avoiding the anxiety that news updates can cause.…

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Want To Raise Confident Kids-Avoid Overparenting-Dr. Dayo Lanier
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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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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