Welcome to Week Three of creating your own Peak Productivity Pyramid. If you missed the first two, please read the one on Physical Capacity and the one of Emotional Capacity. The next level of the pyramid (after physical and emotional capacity) is … [Read more...] about Productivity: Think less. Accomplish more.
Work/Life Balance in Academia
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” —Aristotle Welcome back to our four-part discussion of creating a Productivity Pyramid. If this is your first engagement with this idea, please be sure to read last … [Read more...] about Productivity: Find Your Joy. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Roxanne A. Donovan, PhD, is co-founder of WellAcademic, an organization that provides scholars, particularly women of color, with resources that enhance health, productivity, and connection. She is also Professor of Psychology and … [Read more...] about Six Ways To Create Sister Circles In Academe – WOC Guest Post
By Anonymous. This is the latest in my ongoing series of volunteered guest posts by Black women and other WOC. These posts will be going up on Wednesdays in 2020. I saw an article online once that called people with a chronic illness … [Read more...] about The Secret Life of an Academic Spoonie–WOC Guest Post
Welcome to our inaugural Dispatches From the Frontlines - our new weekly advice post based on the crowdsourced wisdom of our wonderful readers! Each Monday, we crowdsource a question we get from a reader on Facebook and Twitter with a link to a … [Read more...] about Dispatches From the Front: Dealing with a Difficult Dean/Chair
Second installment in the new video blog post series! Please, please forgive me for the leaf blower in the background! I thought using earbuds would prevent it being heard, but... no. I even went peak #Karen before starting and asked them if they … [Read more...] about Do Less
[Posting has been a bit delayed as I've recovered from my accident. I will be posting on an accelerated schedule to try and get caught up!] I am delighted to offer another guest post in my series of contributed posts by black women and other women … [Read more...] about Academic PTSD – WOC Guest Post
I am pleased to host this guest post by Professor Margaret M. Quinlan and Bethany L. Johnson, authors of a new book, You're Doing It Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise (Rutgers U Press, 2019). See below for additional info and links … [Read more...] about “Yes, We Will Revise that R&R”: Birthing and Writing in the “Publish-or-Perish” Paradigm – Guest Post
Let’s talk about scarcity. In particular, scarcity that is fed by shame and and comparison and results in disengagement — specifically not submitting work. Today’s post draws from the work of Brené Brown. Quick aside: If you have not read Dr. … [Read more...] about Productivity: Enough is Enough
Let’s talk about criticism, in particular criticism of our academic work. Criticism that challenges our methods, our arguments, our conclusions. Criticism that we personalize even though it’s not about us. Criticism that stings. But before we get … [Read more...] about The Art of Facing Criticism