The Conflict of Summer-a Haiku Poem
Creativity, Family, General, Introvert, Parenting, Reserved Rebel

The Conflict of Summer – A Haiku Poem for Introverted Parents

It’s May—the main month of spring! It’s also the last month of school before summer break. The month when we encourage our children and students to “finish the year strong”… yet recognize their fatigue, because we are feeling it ourselves. Knowing summer is around the corner is exciting! It also leaves many introverted parents feeling slightly conflicted—especially if they work from…

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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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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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In Pursuit of an Authentic Life Blog I drdayolanier.com
Authenticity, Family, General, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Motivational, Self-Care, Self-Development

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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Embracing Change | drdayolanier.com
Coach's Wife Life, Family, General, Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Spiritual Growth

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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