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, General, Introvert, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care

Introverts and Virtual Small Talk Don’t Mix

Introverts and Small Talk Dear Extroverts (and Ambiverts)—I’d hoped to get through the COVID-19 Quarantine without saying this, but after receiving several invitations to virtual get-togethers (which I both appreciate and find stressful), I feel the need to share the reason why I (and other Introverts) may not “attend”… If introverts hate small talk at cocktail parties and other in-person…

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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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Surround Yourself with Support Quote-Dr. Dayo Lanier
General, Inspiration & Insights, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Motivational, Quote of the Day, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care

Inspiration & Insights – Surround Yourself with Support

Surround Yourself with Support Surround yourself with friends who recognize your uniqueness, accept your differences, and support your dreams. Whenever you begin to doubt yourself or feel uncertain, they’ll be the ones to remind you what your gifts, talents, experiences, and purpose-driven leanings really are… your super powers! Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.

Peace In Your Mind Quote-Brian Tracy
Authenticity, Inspiration & Insights, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Quote of the Day, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – Peace In Your Mind

Peace in Your Mind “Set peace in your mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy I love this quote by Brian Tracy! It represents a primary goal for me, yet is something I need to be reminded of daily. Often we follow the reverse of this advice… Setting other things—success, money, possessions, or…

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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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Authenticity, Empath, Inspiration & Insights, Introvert, Mindful Living, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – What Introverts and Empaths Need Most

Introverts thrive on quiet time. They gain energy and strength from being alone, and are oriented to the inner world of ideas and thoughts. Empaths have the innate ability to read and understand people. They are compassionate and considerate, and have the ability to “feel” what someone else is experiencing and feeling. Both introverts and empaths need time alone to…

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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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