General, Music

Shout Out to ASG and the Songwriter Symposium

I promised a shout out to the Austin Songwriters Group (ASG) and the 2013 Songwriter Symposium held here in Austin last weekend… so here it is! My first thank you has to go jointly to Rick Busby (Singer-Songwriter, ASG President) and Lee Duffy (Singer-Songwriter, ASG Executive Director). The Symposium was my first time meeting them both, and it was truly…

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General

WELCOME

Dr. Lanier, affectionately known as Dr. Dayo to the students she works with, is a pediatrician turned singer-songwriter. She enjoys teaching children and their families how to eat healthfully and stay physically active, through exercise and tailor-made music. She also enjoys motivating them to be the very best version of themselves possible! The goal of this website is to be…

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Dance, Music

Happy 2013!

I’m sure, as we near the end of January, you’re well into having a happy and productive new year (I sure hope so)! I’m just getting back into the swing of things after attending an amazing songwriter’s conference (my very first Songwriter Symposium), hosted by Austin Songwriters Group. To say I had the best time, would be an understatement! 🙂…

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Food, General

My Favorite Homemade Dressing

I usually sprinkle nutritional yeast (for protein & B vitamins) and liquid aminos (essential and non-essential amino acids) on my salads in place of salad dressing, but thought to myself one day, ‘There has to be a recipe for a salad dressing that includes those ingredients.’ Glad to say I found one (that I love) on the Daily Garnish blog.…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness

My Vegan Offering

I realize kids need to be offered new foods 10-20 times before they learn to enjoy it, so I wasn’t offended that my children gave my vegan dinner offering (whole grain pasta & lentils, sauteed kale and oven-roasted butternut squash & carrot puree) suspicious, sidelong glances and wary expressions. I simply suggested they try it, and to their surprise… they…

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General, Inspirational

Make Time For Yourself

I have a question: Have you ever looked up from the “busyness” that is your life, and realized that you were so occupied taking care of the needs and wants of those around you, (whether it be work, family, school, organizations, etc.), that you failed to take care of your wants and needs? I’ve done that recently and noticed that…

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Exercise, General

Cardinal Dudes and Dads

Special thanks to Dads and Dudes of Cardinals for having me as their presenter today! Healthy Kids, Healthy Hearts: Get Moving & Grooving and Making Memories with your child. Have a great day! 🙂 Best, Dr. Dayo Lanier

Dance, Exercise, General, Music

Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party

Special thank you to Ms. Robillard’s 3rd-grade class at Clayton Elementary for their participation in “Dr. Dayo’s Dance Party” last Friday! Thanks for the wonderful thank you notes as well. I’m so glad you enjoyed the music (especially “Drink More Water”), the presentation, and the dance/exercise moves! 🙂 Best, Dr. Dayo Lanier