Wood Carving Reduced My Anxiety

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page I took up wood carving when the pandemic first started last year. While most people were enjoying making bread in their new bread maker, … Continue reading

Panic in Grad School

This post may contains affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page This morning, I woke up around 4 am to a panic attack. These happen every once in a while, so I’m usually well prepared. … Continue reading

Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

This post contains affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page Being in the age of technology is both a blessing and a curse. I mean, think about all of the amazing thigs that you can do on … Continue reading

Start Your Semester Off Right

This post contains affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page The beginning of the semester in grad school can bring a ton of different emotions. 1)Happiness, because you get to see friends again and grad … Continue reading

Blogging to Help With Mental Health

Today is an important day for me. Today, I will have written 50 blog posts. That may not seem like many, but trust me, it’s a ton for someone like me. I started writing blogs as a form of outlet, almost like journaling. My anxiety was creeping back, even though I had a significant arsenal of coping mechanisms. Journaling was not one of those methods that I had tried before. Also, I wanted to give back to the world somehow. There is already too much suffering in the world and I wanted to add a contribution to help, even just one person, suffer a little less. Continue reading

Grad School Weekends

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page Weekends in grad school are sacred. They should be for a graduate students. I rarely spend my weekends doing work unless I absolutely have … Continue reading

What to Do When Everything Goes Wrong: Grad School

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page You will have some pretty bad days in grad school. Experiments will go wrong, you failed an exam, you forgot to pack a lunch, you get … Continue reading

It is OK to Slow Down

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page Grad school, a wonderful time where you are running around, doing crazy amounts of things day after day, only to receive a piece of paper. Of … Continue reading

How to Prepare for Your Qualifying Exam

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page The two words that cause so much anxiety for grad students, “qualifying exam”. This is also known as the entrance exam to candidacy. Basically, … Continue reading

Grad School Mental Breakdown

Today I am going to cover a very tough subject and that is grad school mental breakdowns. Everyone that I know has their own story. I have a few stories and I will share one with you. Having a mental … Continue reading

Why You Should Blog in Grad School

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page I want to start off by saying that one of the best things that I have done while in grad school has been starting a blog. … Continue reading

Zoom to Classroom: The Great Transition During Covid

This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see disclosure at bottom of home page Every single news outlet has something saying how a different variant of Covid is spreading all over the world. You have some news channels … Continue reading