So often people talk about ‘boundaries’ like they are unfortunate, negative, limitations. ‘Having boundaries’ is all about saying ‘no’ and … More
This year was the year of so much editing for me. Having two books coming out a few months apart meant that I had barely submitted responses to one set of edits than the edits for the other book would arrive in my inbox (sometimes I could count the breathing space in hours). It was tough for my brain to stay focussed, but it was also tough on my body.
You don’t get knocked down and bounce back stronger. At least not immediately.
If you are like me, you are used to having a to-do list and deadlines and plans, and really more … More
Longtime readers of the blog will know Research Degree Insiders is a big fan of time off — there’s a … More
Sometimes I realise that an important idea I’ve been talking about, almost since the beginning of the blog, has never … More
When Audre Lorde wrote ‘self-care is warfare’, she declared that when an African-American woman takes care of herself, she fights back … More
When I started going to the gym (see Exercising Like a Girl parts 1 and 2), one of the things … More
When you start a PhD, you are doing something you’ve been practicing for a long time, studying, and you’ve … More
Often candidates and researchers come to talk to me when they are trying to get back into academic writing after … More