This post is about the "love life" of an academic, particularly aspiring female academics and the choice we sometimes have to make between love and academia.
Burn-out I: Symptoms and Individual Factors
This post covers the definition of burn-out, the different symptoms and some of the individual factors and circumstances that lead to burn-out. Learn how to spot the early warning signals and strategies for coping.
This is an opening post for a series on "Burn-out". The content and reflections I present here are based on a workshop I recently hosted on "Academic mental health and well-being". In this workshop, we focused on two themes: burn-out and secondary Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But given the depth of the issues we discussed … Continue reading Burn-out
Those of us still on the early-career academic treadmill probably already know that we didn't choose academia, it chose us. But the choice to accept or decline this calling is easier for some than for others. I hope this post will give you courage to pursue your calling.
Dealing with transience in academic life
This one is for all the post-docs out there. It's also for those of you thinking about pursuing a PhD. Here are some hard truths about life as an academic: it's nomadic, transient and sometimes lonely in the "in-between periods". But it is also (mostly) interesting, it is a global occupation like no other, and … Continue reading Dealing with transience in academic life