Those who follow me on social media know I've suddenly started painting a Disaffected Academic Bunnies(TM) series. I've never painted before, and cannot tell you why I have started now. I just encountered the artist Natalya Shaloshvili on IG randomly … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs Play!
If growing up gender queer and working class in a small town taught me anything, it was how much “no” can shape your understanding of the world and your relationship to it.. “No, you can’t wear that.” “No, you can’t play football.” “No, you can’t … [Read more...] about You Belong
Last week, I was coaching a group of people in Unstuck about the challenge of dealing with where we are right now <waves vaguely>. I was explaining how by ignoring just how deep down in the well we feel about the multiple global threats and … [Read more...] about Say ‘Yes’ to the Mess
I don't think it's a stretch to say that pretty much everyone we are engaging with at The Professor is In right now is struggling with motivation. It's hard to find a reason to work in the face of uncertainty, and far too many things are … [Read more...] about No Motivation? Look to Your Needs to Find It.
Let’s talk about fear. About being in a state of alarm. I feel that way about writing this post. Fear that by seeming to go back to “business as usual” after two weeks of posts centering Black academics’ lives, I … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Fear – Productivity Post
Let me start by saying this will take a bit to unpack. It took a week’s worth of writing sessions (three times a day, so 15 sessions!) to sort it out. Where to start? My thinking… Last week, I was discussing healthy eating habits with … [Read more...] about Productivity: Work less. Listen More.
This post originally appeared on Up In Consulting. It is re-posted with permission. Do you struggle with asking for feedback on your writing from your peers and mentors? Writers often seek my support for developmental editing because they’re … [Read more...] about Effectively Asking for Feedback
Hi,I'll start with what has become cliche at this point: I hope you and yours are well in these very strange times. I also hope you and the people around you are finding the strength to be kind to yourselves and each other in the face of … [Read more...] about Productivity: A Little Help.
We return for round three of Escaping the Land of Stuck. If you have done the past couple of sessions and neither the The Isle of Perfectionism or The Sea of Change seems familiar, there is one more location where a gzillion people get stuck and … [Read more...] about Productivity: Escaping the Land of Stuck, Part 3: The Quagmire of Failure
We are back for Round Two of How to Escape the Land Of Stuck. Setting off on the Sea of Change. We’ll start the same way we did last week: Grab a piece of paper and explore these questions: What happened? Why did I get stuck in this … [Read more...] about Productivity: Escaping the Land of Stuck, Part 2: Sailing the Sea of Change