The Benefits of Ballet

I absolutely love the art of ballet!  I love how it serves as a creative outlet for me to express myself artistically. I revel in the intensity of physical exertion required, both in movement and stillness.  I enjoy the mental challenge it provides— trying to remember different ballet positions and combinations, while remaining focused on my breathing and body positioning……

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Prince Tribute – Purple Rain

The Loss of a Legend When I learned of the recent passing of music icon and creative genius, Prince, I was more devastated than I expected to be about the death of someone I’d never met. Why did I feel this loss more profoundly than the recent passing of others I’ve admired? I think the sudden and unexpected nature of…

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Drink More Water- Acoustic Version

Much respect to those who can play an instrument AND sing well, at the same time! I found trying to do both to be challenging, but I’m glad I didn’t let that stop me. I discovered that focusing on the joy of singing and playing the guitar, versus aiming for perfection, allowed the song to flow more smoothly. Staying in…

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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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Make Time For Yourself

Drowning in “Busyness” 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…

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We’re Moving to Austin, Texas

It’s been a while, but I have an excuse for my delay in posting to the blog… we’re moving back to Austin, TX! I have so enjoyed my experience in Gainesville, FL and am grateful for all of the wonderful friends and colleagues we’ve had the fortune of knowing during our time here (once a Gator, always a Gator!). I’m…

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Time To Drink More Water

I’m very excited today, because my first single, “Drink More Water,” is now available on iTunes (Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.)! While promoting the single, I did ponder how we can get our children (and ourselves) to drink more water. You can “Just Do It” as the Nike commercials suggest, but more than likely, you’ll need a plan to make sure…

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It’s National Dance Day

If you watch the television dance show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” you know that they’ve declared today (Saturday, July 31st) National Dance Day! I love to dance, and dancing is a fun way to exercise and stay fit. It’s great to see so many people and organizations stepping up the challenge to dance today (and specifically to learn…

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The Fact of the Matter

I’ve transitioned from clinical medicine and am currently working on what I truly love and feel called to do… reaching children through music and dance, by writing, singing and performing songs that encourage healthy eating and exercise. Many times we can recall songs from our childhood that taught us things we still remember today. Think “School House Rock” and how…

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