This week Tamsyn Hawken writes for the AMHC about social support. Simple or obvious as it may sound, graduate school can be an isolating time in one’s life despite being surrounded by interesting people doing interesting work. Tamsyn talks to us about the difficulties and possibilities for finding meaningful social support in these contexts. *********** As … More “I get by with a little help from my friends”: Social support during postgraduate study
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about practicing self-care- but without buying anything… … More 5 Tips for Zero-Consumption Self-Care (#Take5)
The most valuable piece of advice I offer to graduate students may sound paradoxical: … More Less Can Be More: Advice for Writing and Life
This unpleasant cycle can make grad school life miserable. Here are a few ideas to get yourself out of it. … More 5 Ways to Break Out of the Anxiety Trap (#Take5)
In this guest post, author Tamsyn shares some realistic, practical, honest advice. Who can’t use some of that once in a while? Check out more of Tamsyn’s writing on her blog. * * * We all have times in our lives when things just suck. When … More When Things Suck and You Still Have a PhD To Do: 7 Tips to Get Stuff Done
If you’re unhappy it’s okay to make a change – you’re not alone. … More Grad students: You’re not trapped!
Understanding that I was not a coward allowed me to get treatment. … More A Hotel Room of One’s Own: Notes From an Anxious Traveler
AMHC team member Lisa M shares her thoughts about reflecting on the year gone by and the year to come. Just a few nights ago, many grad students and post-docs around the world were counting down from 10, awaiting the new year. At this time of year, it is natural to engage in some reflection. … More Framing Your New Year’s Reflections