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, 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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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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COVID-19, Education, Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Insights, Mindfulness, Self-Care

Let Go and Focus

Let Go of What you Can’t Control Let go of what you can’t control and focus on what you can. Special thanks to my beautiful friend, Mavis for sending the awesome graphic (below) to me yesterday (from thecounselingteacher.com). As news regarding Coronavirus continues, it can be tough to balance staying informed with avoiding the anxiety that news updates can cause.…

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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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Perfection is an Illusion Quote-Revised-Dayo Lanier
Authenticity, Inspiration & Insights, Inspirational, Mindset, Motivational, Quote of the Day, Self-Care, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – Perfection is an Illusion

Perfectionism… An Endless Treadmill Today, I was inspired by a quote (poem) from Victoria Erickson: “Perfectionism is merely an endless treadmill of self-destruction that’ll only build momentum until you’re running at unsustainable speeds. Rather than remaining a slave to the illusions you perceive as safe, step off the treadmill and live as the piece of art you are: messy, colorful,…

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Live in the Moment
Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Insights, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Quote of the Day, Self-Care, Self-Development

Inspiration & Insights – Live in the Moment

I love this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. It reminds me to live in the moment, enthusiastically and without fear. Often, we find ourselves racing from task to task or crisis to crisis—Focused on where we’ve been and where we’re going, instead of being in the moment (where we are and what we’re doing currently). It’s easy to become preoccupied, looking back at…

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Goals - New Year
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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In Pursuit of an Authentic Life Blog I drdayolanier.com
Authenticity, Family, General, Inspirational, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Motivational, Self-Care, Self-Development

Authenticity Round Up – Featured Posts

IN PURSUIT OF AN AUTHENTIC LIFE On my quest to discover ways to live my life more authentically—to use my God-given gifts and talents more wisely, and to incorporate my passions and the desires of my heart more seamlessly into the fabric of my everyday life—I came across the book, Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnach.…

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