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Weird Limbo

Weird Limbo— (The Dance of the Overcommitted Introverted, Empathic, ADHD, Multipotentialite) What a weird limbo, a strange way to exist— craving to be active and involved. Once opportunities present, feeling overwhelmed and spent— the desire to be active dissolves. Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D. March 2021  

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 Giving,…

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Can I Touch Your Hair?

Can I Touch Your Hair? Congratulations to Emory’s Woodward Academy Class of 2020 classmate, Michael Taylor White, on the launch of his new book— Can I Touch Your Hair?: A Story of Inspiring Change and a Message to the Corporate World! Knowing that Emory was a contributor was one thing… but seeing that he had a section in one of…

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Time For Change – Revisited

The Relevance of This Revision I wrote the original version of “Time For Change” in 2016. It’s heartbreaking and disheartening that this revision is still relevant in 2020. Time For Change – Revisited Crying over this type of violence, until we’re all out of tears Sadly watching, as outrage is replaced by fear Fear of indifference, fear of no change…

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The Conflict of Summer-a Haiku Poem

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…

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I Always Wanted to Try… Ballroom Dance!

My introduction to Ballroom Dance began at Go Dance Studios here in Knoxville—and I loved every minute! Ballroom Dance movies are one of my favorite genres to watch (especially Dance with Me, Take the Lead, Shall We Dance?, Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School, & Strictly Ballroom), and I was eager to learn the moves I’d seen in those…

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Reserved Rebel: How Discovering My Multipotentiality Led to Fully Embracing My Differences

  Reserved Rebel You may have seen the words, “Reserved Rebel” in the title of this website, and  wondered—what’s that?   Reserved Rebel is a term that characterizes my evolution from a practicing  pediatrician—to a perpetually curious, knowledge-seeking writer, and passionate  explorer of diverse interests.   It perfectly describes the essence of who I am.   I came up with it in my…

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Finally… Flesh-Toned Ballet Shoes!

I love sharing interesting finds! Since my most recent blog post was about my love of ballet and its benefits, I’m excited to share a recent ballet discovery— Kinetic Essentials Ballet “Hue” Polish. (This might be a good time to note: I independently purchased my KE Ballet “Hue” Polish and was not asked to review it, nor did I receive…

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