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Rising Above Perfectionism

Rising Above Perfectionism

Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be our best. Perfectionism is not about healthy achievement and growth; it’s a shield. Brene Brown There are diverse reasons why students struggle to complete their dissertations and other academic goals. After...
Autumn Dissertation Momentum

Autumn Dissertation Momentum

For those of us involved in academia, autumn is truly the start of the new year. Think about it. January isn’t really the best time to start anew. In the northern hemisphere, the colder, darker months can leave us feeling lackluster and depressed. On top of that,...
Finding the Still Calm of Mental Focus

Finding the Still Calm of Mental Focus

At the risk of stating the obvious, we are going through rough times. Some days, it’s hard to stay focused on tasks like finishing your dissertation when the world feels like it’s being pulled apart at the seams. But guess what? This is exactly the time to keep...