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.
Work/Life Balance in Academia
Color Street Nails and Paint-by-Numbers. And my online dance classes (and yoga) - links below. And skincare. And bunnies. The video talks about the first two. Then I remembered the other three so those are in photos below. That's it! That's the … [Read more...] about Things That Make Quarantine Life Bearable
We continue with our new column, featuring interviews with PhDs who have charted a course unrelated to the tenure track, putting academia squarely in the rearview mirror. Our hope is that seeing and hearing from a wide range of PhDs who are … [Read more...] about Ivory Towers in the Rearview Mirror: Allison Yakel
By Dr. Tyia Grange Isaacson. Dr. Grange Isaacson is a training and supervising analyst with a private practice in Berkeley, California and via telehealth. She has a subspecialty working with graduate students. Tyia holds a Ph.D in contemporary … [Read more...] about Mental Health Guidance for Graduate Students during COVID-19 – Therapist Guest Post
Katherine Pickering Antonova is an associate professor of history at Queens College, City University of New York. She is author of The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays (Oxford, 2020), The Consumer’s Guide to Information: How to Avoid Losing … [Read more...] about Work Will Not Save You – COVID19 Guest Post
By Aisha Ahmad For many people, the Covid-19 pandemic is their first-ever experience of a system-wide disaster. With millions of people now under mandatory lockdown, a serious concern for academics and others is how to remain productive amid … [Read more...] about Adapting To Disaster, Episode 1: Security (A Guest Post)
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
So you’re stuck. Welcome. We all spend time here now and again. How about we toss self-castigation into the bin and try a different tactic in getting unstuck. Step #1: Instead of being mad at yourself for ending up here, get curious. Grab … [Read more...] about Productivity: Escaping The Land of Stuck, Part 1: The Isle of Perfectionism
We are all very good at identifying our weaknesses.And highlighting them.And worrying about them.And perseverating on them. To what end? Does intense focus on a supposed deficit change behavior? (Hint: The answer is no.) For some of us, … [Read more...] about Productivity: Play to your Strengths
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because … [Read more...] about Productivity: Find What You Value. Follow It.