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March Madness: Me Power Edition

"The March Hare ... as this is May, it won't be raving mad - at least not so mad as it was in March." - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The etymology of “March Madness” is related to breeding. That may sound strange, but the phrase actually refers to a time when hares were in season and animals were mating in preparation for spring.

The idiom to be “mad as a March hare” dates back to the 16th century. The first citation that uses the phrase in Sir Thomas More's The supplycacyon of soulys in 1529: “As mad not as a march hare, but as a madde dogge.” It refers to the frenzied behavior of a male hare during the breeding season. At the time, people believed that the mating rage of hares caused them to lose their minds. From there, it became a metaphor for people who behave similarly.

Once a year, your inner hare gets to come out and play.

March Madness is a time when you can show the world who you really are and what you're capable of doing. It's also a time when you can inspire others by being your best self.

Alexa, read Me Power by Dr. LaNysha T. Adams.

March Madness isn't only about basketball. It's about the freedom to be yourself. Embrace your inner hare and find the team that represents, supports, and uplifts who you are.

And if March Madness has taught us anything, it's that we should always be prepared for the unexpected!

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  • March 16th at 1 PM EST, Gratitude Jar Workshop.

  • March 18th replay of my few minutes of fame on Roland Martin’s show (see video above).

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  • April 23rd from 11 AM - 4 PM EST at the 16th annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival on Howard Avenue in Kensington Maryland.

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The 3-31 by Dr. Adams
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LaNysha Adams, PhD