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Graduation speeches

view from below of 6 students in graduation gowns holding their fingers in v signs together in a group

I do love autumn graduations. What I’d love more is to one day be graduating myself!

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notepad and pencil on a table with blurred background

Over the years of my candidature, I seem to have collected stacks of paper and even as I strive to produce less waste and not print anything, I’ve still ended up with a collection of portable hard drives.

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Warding off worry

2 people walking on grass towards sun low in the sky

Are we still talking about COVID?

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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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Pokémon, painting & preserves

Since being home, I’ve been treating myself to some ‘down time’. This has come in the form of a few things that I have done in a while.

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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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Frances Ha and The Big Picture

One way in which I enjoy reckoning with film history is through film podcasts.

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Lunch break self-care

Yoga stretch

In a previous post, I suggested having a goal of having at least one social connection during each workday. I do this in the evening straight after work. It helps you transition from work mode to home mode and is good for your mental health. Below are a few more suggestions for self-care activities during the weekend or even during one of your lunch breaks.

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Review: The Heights

When I told a friend I was watching The Heights on ABC, she referred to it as ‘ABC Neighbours,’ after the long-running Channel 10 soap. I thought this was a pretty funny and pretty fair characterisation of the show, now entering its second season.

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Media and activities vs anxiety

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Everyone has probably done some stressing recently.

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