In the years since I began my successful journey toward the PhD I’ve learned so much about the importance of maintaining good health in graduate school. As my visitors get to know me better you will discover that I am a deep advocate for self-care during the graduate years.
We enter graduate school to learn about academics and about ourselves. But there’s another whole element of our graduate education that often challenges us to the core: Our life-management skills.
I see graduate study as a form of mountain-climbing. Being prepared for the journey includes caring for your mental and physical health.
My doctoral journey was ultimately successful, but I’m not afraid to admit that it pushed my mental health to a breaking point, taking me a full year longer (3 years rather than my intended 2) to finish my dissertation.
I have a huge compassion for helping graduate students sort out the issues and challenges, and I do hope it shows in every page of this site.