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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  

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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 Giving,…

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Boundaries Are Important

It’s important to create boundaries for yourself and to respect the boundaries of others. #SelfCare #MentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters

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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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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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Inspiration & Insights – What Introverts and Empaths Need Most

Introverts thrive on quiet time. They gain energy and strength from being alone, and are oriented to the inner world of ideas and thoughts. Empaths have the innate ability to read and understand people. They are compassionate and considerate, and have the ability to “feel” what someone else is experiencing and feeling. Both introverts and empaths need time alone to…

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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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