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When Life Gets Away From You

Did you ever have a day when so many things kept coming up that had to be handled¬†right bloody now that you felt like you were a spinning top the whole day and the things you meant to do, prioritized … Continue reading

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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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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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Um… nevermind

So you may have noticed that those site changes I mentioned last month never materialized. Yeah… about that… I’ve been seeing a lot of writing advice lately about perseverance, and it got me thinking. So I said to my husband … Continue reading

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