Author Archives: Arizela

PhDepression

So I went into a PhD program this semester, and through a combination of luck and skill and the kindness of strangers was awarded a fellowship, funded by the NIH, to train as a life course scientist. Basically, they are … Continue reading

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UPDATE: IST and My Not-So-Broken Heart

Over the years since I was first diagnosed with IST, I have received many, many well wishes and kindly comments from folks who have found themselves in the same boat. I’ve also been asked for a lot of advice. I … Continue reading

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Countdown to BSN

That’s how long I’ve got to finish up everything for my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. The list of things to do by then: Major assignments: CLAS assignment (2-3 pages, single-spaced, referenced) Human Relations Final Paper (4-5 pages, single-spaced) Scheduling … Continue reading

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Empathy and Authenticity

I work in an environment where people fear for the lives of their children.  Needless to say, a job where people genuinely (and sometimes rightly) are afraid for the lives and well-being of their children, can sometimes be emotionally exhausting. … Continue reading

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Loci, not Loki

I’ve been reading a lot lately about a psychological phenomenon called locus of control. Locus of control is a term that indicates where you, consciously or unconsciously, think the control over your life originates. This simple characteristic can have profound … Continue reading

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