Arts & Science, Creativity, Education, Family, General, Natural Hair, Reserved Rebel

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

Custom-Helping Others in Need
COVID-19, Family, Food, General, Health & Wellness, Mindful Living, Motivational, Nutrition, Parenting, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care

Making Mealtime Special and Helping Others In Need

Making Mealtime Special Making mealtime special can involve doing something out of the ordinary, like dusting off and using that “look-but-don’t-touch” teapot and teacup combo for breakfast. It can also include preparing meals as a family and eating them together around the table (or via FaceTime, if you’re unable to be with your family right now). Eating together as a…

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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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Basketball Life, Coach's Wife Life, Family, General, Reserved Rebel

Dr. Dayo Lanier | Reserved Rebel Update!

Long time, no hear! It’s time for a Dr. Dayo Lanier | Reserved Rebel update! My last post was right before the Lanier Basketball Season x 4 (school & AAU) and Track & Field Season x 1. This time period included Unofficial AND Official College Basketball visits with my son (who’s now committed to Davidson College on a basketball scholarship),…

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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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