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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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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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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

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, 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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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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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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