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, MPH

“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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