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Authenticity, Empath, General, Introvert, Mental Health, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Mindset, Poetry, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care

Embracing Authenticity

Embracing Authenticity Embracing authenticity means shaking off the status quo and letting go of societal expectations that don’t seem to fit. Choosing your own path— even if it’s much different and less structured then the one you envisioned. Striving for what we know to be true once we’ve slowed down long enough to think about it. Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.…

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Authenticity, Creativity, Empath, General, Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Insights, Introvert, Mental Health, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Mindset, Poetry, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care, Self-Development

Back from Burnout

  I’ve been on a hiatus, of sorts—recovering from burnout. I plan to delve into the topic more thoroughly but wanted to share this poem today—in honor of National Poetry Month (before April ends!). 🙂 Take care! Back from Burnout Back from burnout— It turns out, You can’t work, do and move— Without rest, or catching your breath. Labor, continuous…

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COVID-19, Empath, General, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Mindset, Self-Care, Social Justice

Gaslighting Makes Me Angry

Gaslighting Makes Me Angry I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a woman, a person of color, a mom & a pediatrician (who cares for children), an empathetic introvert (who respects the feelings of others), or just a decent person—but the act of gaslighting makes me want to go “full cowling!” Not sure what “full cowling” is? I didn’t know either until my teens (with COVID-19…

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COVID-19, General, Leadership, Mindset, Motivational, Reserved Rebel, Social Justice

Choosing Humanity Over Division and Distrust

Promoting Distrust The powers that be in this country appear to have a vested interest in keeping us divided, fearful, distrustful of one another and misinformed on the facts. Why is that? This desperate desire to stoke division and hatred among Americans is both obvious and intentional. Their actions remind me of the cruelly malicious, yet comically inept undertakings of cartoon…

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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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