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, MA

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

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Leave Your Island. Career Inspiration from Richard Blanco

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NPR did a fabulous interview a while ago with Richard Blanco, who was born to first generation Cuban émigrés. Blanco visited Cuba for the opening of the US embassy to read new work commemorating the restoration of US diplomatic relations with Cuba. Blanco spoke about how he would be honoring the audaciousness of his mother […]

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Please, Just Say "No"

A Priori, PhD

I mean just “no” without the culture-of-busyness story of your hectic, heroic life.

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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 defies equilibrium. Because we rarely talk of achieving balance, it is also code for inevitable failure or guilt. I propose an alternative. Life encompasses work. […]

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Save Your Sanity the Stanford Way

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

“A lot of times you feel that work doesn’t care about you. ‘I’m just doing the grind, and what for? I’m missing out on my family and my life…” — Stanford ER physician Greg Gilbert Greg, like many folks in academics was feeling the grind of medicine, research, administrative load, mentoring, teaching and child and home care. Self-care was a non-starter. Stanford recognized that Gilbert was one of a […]

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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 an overall prevalence of depression of 27% in medical students and a jaw dropping 11% prevalence of suicidality. Bad news kept coming with […]

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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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Meditation: It's Not What You Think

The Edge for Scholars

When you read the word “meditation,” what image first comes to mind? A New Yorker Magazine cartoon once depicted two monks in robes, one young, one old, sitting side-by-side, cross-legged in the lotus position on the floor. The younger monk is looking somewhat quizzically at the older one, who is turned toward him saying, “Nothing […]

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