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To be a philosopher

picture of "The Thinker" statue in Paris

I miss my grandparents. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents have passed away.

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Emotional fitness

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Winter is truly upon us. Flu season is too, on top of the coronavirus. Apart from ensuring I’m up to date with all my COVID and flu vaccines and generally keeping my body healthy, is there something that can help with my emotional fitness?

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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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Editing

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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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Give me a break

Person looking at the camera, laughing and leaning up against a wooden wall.

They say humour is good for creativity. Is that true?

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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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Looking back on my Ph.D. experience

person wearing a mask, cupping a seedling in hand that has several small green leaves

What are some of the things that you now realise were good things to do while you were a Ph.D. candidate? Or what seemed to be an obstacle to finishing that now looking back you realise was a good thing?

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PhD self-care toolkit

Women sitting in a window sill drinking a cup of tea and looking out the window smiling

We are in the fourth month of 2022 and it's already getting really busy.

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Of regrets

This week, something reminded me of a crush I had when I was a Master’s student (more than a decade ago, gasp).

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Fresh starts

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My first blog piece for 2022 – quite exciting but also a bit daunting.

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