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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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 Pic

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 Pic

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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