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Can I Touch Your Hair?

Can I Touch Your Hair? Congratulations to Emory’s Woodward Academy Class of 2020 classmate, Michael Taylor White, on the launch of his new book— Can I Touch Your Hair?: A Story of Inspiring Change and a Message to the Corporate World! Knowing that Emory was a contributor was one thing… but seeing that he had a section in one of…

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Authenticity, COVID-19, Education, Empath, Family, General, Inspiration & Insights, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Parenting, Quote of the Day, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care, Social Justice

Words Have Power, So Please Be Kind

Words Have Power, So Please Be Kind So much projection & self-interest… so many lies. I refuse to accept dishonesty as the new norm or gaslighting as a way of life. I’m of the belief that truth matters and words have power, and have raised my children to understand that as well. #TruthMatters #WordsMatter #BeKind

George Santayana Quote
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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