Choosing Humanity Over Division and Distrust

Promoting Distrust The powers that be in this country appear to have a vested interest in keeping us divided, fearful, distrustful of one another and misinformed on the facts. Why is that? This desperate desire to stoke division and hatred among Americans is both obvious and intentional. Their actions remind me of the cruelly malicious, yet comically inept undertakings of…

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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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Surround Yourself with Support Quote-Dr. Dayo Lanier

Inspiration & Insights – Surround Yourself with Support

Surround Yourself with Support Surround yourself with friends who recognize your uniqueness, accept your differences, and support your dreams. Whenever you begin to doubt yourself or feel uncertain, they’ll be the ones to remind you what your gifts, talents, experiences, and purpose-driven leanings really are… your super powers! Dayo Wilson Lanier, M.D.

March Madness… Why The Big Dance Feels More Like an Emotional Rollercoaster

“If heavy sighing was an Olympic sport, I’d have a gold medal today… losing during March Madness is tough.” – Dayo Lanier, M.D. The Emotional Rollercoaster That is March Madness March Madness often reminds me of an adventure park or carnival of sorts… There are the energetic mascots—providing endless photo and high-five opportunities. The coaching carousel—a dizzying “ride” that begins…

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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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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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