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Staying connected in exam season

A library with a large window and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

Exam season can be such an isolating experience. I find myself sitting at my desk for hours with only my desk lamp and emotional support water bottle to keep me company.

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Being okay in my own company

The back of a woman looking at the sunset over forest trees.

I'm learning to differentiate between being alone and spending time with myself.

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Speedy exam study tips

Person writing down notes on some papers.

So, we’re down to exams kicking off…

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Gratitude and joy

"For many of us, our first waking thought of the day is “I didn’t get enough sleep”. The next one is “I don’t have enough time”.

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Where do I even start?

Sitting at a desk

Do you ever have too much work to do that finding where to start is overwhelming?

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A week of firsts 

Me, backstage.

Podcasts and backstage passes.

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Resilient spirit

Photo of the back of a climber ascending Mount Everest, blue sky and clouds above one of the peaks

I have entitled the draft of my Ph.D. thesis, ‘BRUNO’ because ‘we don’t talk about Bruno’. We don’t talk about my thesis. Or graduation.

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Dealing with a hectic week

A blue sky with fluffy white back-lit clouds, and rays of sunshine streaming through.

On busy days I find myself lost in rehashing the past or rehearsing the future.

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Family time

A mum holds their child hand on the beach, with the sun setting.

As we get older, it is harder to prioritise family time, so it is important to savour it when we get it.

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Stopping to smell the flowers

Lilac-coloured flowers in a lush green plant pot.

Amongst the constant bustle of life, have you stopped and smelled the flowers recently?

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