Weird Limbo Graphic

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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Words Have Power

Words Have Power, So Please Be Kind

Words Have Power, So Please Be Kind So much projection & self-interest… so many lies. I refuse to accept dishonesty as the new norm or gaslighting as a way of life. I’m of the belief that truth matters and words have power, and have raised my children to understand that as well. #TruthMatters #WordsMatter #BeKind

Boundaries Are Important

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

Humility Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day – Humility “Humility distinguishes the wise leader from the arrogant power-seeker. Acting with humility does not in any way deny our own self-worth. Rather it affirms the inherent worth of all persons.” – Unknown

Ways to Reduce Stress During a Crisis

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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Social Distance Learning: Time for More Structure and Self-Compassion

Distance Learning Lessons: Time for More Structure and Self-Compassion

Lesson Learned As our family begins our 3rd week of distance learning, my list of “lessons learned” continues to grow. One lesson that is abundantly clear—it’s time for more structure, and self-compassion.   Ready To Slow Down After the whirlwind that often typifies the Lanier Experience: our recent relocation to a new city (Atlanta) for my husband’s new job, downsizing…

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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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