The Olympics of Pain: Tag Me Out

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow. Skiing. Here's a list partial list of of things I won't be doing: Writing letters of recommendation. Reading a fellow's application after we met about …

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Balancing on the Edge

Gurjeet Birdee, MD

As academics, most of us are in overdrive—racing from meetings to emails, writing to teaching, and maintaining some semblance of a balanced life. Two fallacies about how we operate …

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Building Resiliency with Hypnosis and Mindfulness

Lindsey McKernan, PhD

“Stressed?” Of course. In fact, it would probably be a little concerning if you were not stressed at this point. Let's talk about skills to build resilience.

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In It Together: Dyadic Coping Among Doctoral Students and Partners

Rebecca Helton

Completing a doctoral program is hard. It can also be hard on your partner.

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Summer for Academic Parents: Do It Like a Pro by Preparing Now

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Summer time is more than popsicles and fireworks for academic folks. It's the time to GET THINGS DONE. While seminars, conferences and teaching are at a lull, you have a …

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Another Cautionary Tale on "Tailgaiting": Brigham and Women's Interloper Evades Hospital Security

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hospital security has come under increasing stress from individuals who are able to evade security measures and access patients and menace staff.

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Do Life

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

I despise the term “work-life balance.” The semantics evoke work and life as opposing forces locked in conflict – the bobbing bar of a doomed tightrope walker, a teeter-totter whose fulcrum …

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Alarming Statistics Reveal Mental Health Crisis in Our STEM and Medical School Trainees

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

What percentage of medical students do you think are depressed or suicidal? 5%? 10%? Go higher. Much higher. This week JAMA published a meta analysis and literature review out of Harvard revealing …

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Collected Links on Busyness, Boundaries, and Balance

The Edge for Scholars

Several pieces on being busy, and why it might not be for the best.

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Yesterday I blew my chances at NOT saying “I’m sorry.”

Amy Palubinsky

A few weeks back, my mentor had us watch Amy Schumer's parody video about women at the top of their respective fields continuously saying, “I’m sorry,” and then we …

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