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Category: Academia

Comparison: The Thief of Joy & Your Sanity

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I took a course during my undergraduate in Social Psychology. I learned a lot of fascinating psychological and cognitive phenomena related to how we interact with each other, and the world around us. I enjoyed it so much that I almost chose social psychology for my doctorate studies (we all…

A to-do list for your to-do lists

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We are all busy people. Work, deadlines, families, personal responsibilities – staying organized is paramount. I live by my calendar. Every now and again my phone, laptop, and office desktop decide to stop playing nice with each other and I have a small meltdown (haha…but really, it&#8217…

Now, let’s talk recovery

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Last week we talked about burnout – what is it is, who it impacts, how it impacts you, and what the symptoms of burnout feel/look like. Today I’m going to spend this post talking about what we can do about burnout, how we can prevent it &#8211…

Let’s talk burnout

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It’s Friday! (#happydance) Today was the first week back after spring break. Unfortunately, for us academics, just because the kids are out to play doesn’t mean we are too. I did, however, take some time to get a little rest and relaxation. It got me thinking…

How to Successfully Defend Your Dissertation & Not Have a Nervous Breakdown

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Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my (successful) dissertation defense. Even though things obviously worked out in my favor, that still doesn’t take away from the empathy I feel while I watch my colleagues go through this arduous process. I remember very little from the two months leading…