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Balance and paddleboarding

2 people on stand up paddleboards in the ocean

We may have just ticked over into autumn but my mind is still in summer.

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Work and life balance in academia


Content warning - this blog explores grief and loss. Please be mindful if this is a difficult topic for you. A range of services are available to you and can be found on the Wellbeing Hub.

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Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Whenever the weather starts to heat up, I get an urge to revisit my favourite film of 2019: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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Who is the best Spider-Man?

Rumour has it that Sony and Marvel’s next instalment in the Spider-Man franchise might see Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprise their respective roles as Peter Parker alongside Tom Holland. So, in a world where all the Spider-Mans exist, who is the best?

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Presenting nerves

Recently, I had the privilege (I guess?!) of presenting some of my research to a panel of academics at the Australian National University’s symposium on Australian life post COVID-19.

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The sound of studying

Listening to music while studying has always been my method of choice.

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Books you have to read before you die!

book shelf

Reading is a great way to escape the real world, immerse yourself in a magical fantasy, feed the brain, and also a great thing to do when you need to take time away from social media and technology. Whatever type of reader you are, a slow reader, an average reader, or a crazy book lover, this shortlist of books of the fantasy genre are some of my own personal favorites and are one’s that everyone has to read at least ONCE in their lives.

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Delicious chocolate chip cookies

Along with my previous recipe for chocolate brownies, here comes a new one for delicious chocolate chip cookies.

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Admiring positivity

It can be refreshing to know positive people.

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Why do I get angry?


Image accessed from Pixabay 19 October 2020.

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