Monthly Archives: August 2019
Out There: What I Have
I spend a lot of time thinking about all the opportunities I’m missing out on and the things I’m not doing. I don’t always turn my mind to the things I already have going on in my life. It turns out that one of the most out there things I can do is just to put […]
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Hot Topic Health: Celery Juice Part 1
I thought the best way to begin this series was with a post on what I can confidently say is the most prominent health trend online at the moment: #celeryjuice. The online health world is no stranger to green juices and smoothies, but this particular trend feels different.
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PhD Self-Care Project: Thinking Distortions
Most of us postgraduate students find ourselves caught in particularly stressful periods in our candidature when we’re more susceptible to distorted thinking. These may be around formal milestone dates such as the Major Review and Annual Review, or when we’re waiting for a decision on a journal manuscript or an ethics application we’ve just submitted. […]
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A Trip to Kuitpo Forest
I stumbled across this forest reserve when driving home from a weekend away earlier in the year. There wasn’t much signage at this particular entrance, but there were lots of cars parked and so we wanted to check out what the fuss was all about.
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“Trust the Process”
I heard some people saying, ‘Trust the process.’ Apparently its associated with an NBA team who started saying it in a bit of a rough patch (link). I find it a somewhat infuriating saying. It seems to be used in the context of just going with the status quo. What does ‘the process’ even mean? […]
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Does Group Work Ever Get Easier?
Recently, I was part of a group assignment that involved 12 of us writing and presenting our collective work to the rest of the student cohort. At 23, I’ve got a fair amount of experience in group work under my belt, but I can’t say it’s gotten much easier.
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PhD Self-Care Project: Mindfulness
Meditation and mindfulness seem to have been the hype for several years now. I never thought I had any need to be mindful in my life. I just had so many things to do. I don’t have the time!
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Fear of Shopping
Everyone’s scared of something. I just happen to be afraid of shopping. Is that a weird thing to be scared of? I guess it probably is, but I thought I’d recount why it’s such a terrifying experience.
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‘Hot Topic Health’: a New Series
In today’s world, any ideas we have about our mental, physical, and emotional health have grown to become almost inseparable from social media in some form. Consequently, the way us lay-people view healthy living has changed substantially. No longer do we simply Google our symptoms and then go to our GPs with this information in […]
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