"Grant Writing Season" By Dr. Jasmin Marcelin

Write a grant, they said…it will be great, they said. Sure, I said, why not? Write another one, it will be good for your career! Of course, I said, I want to be on track for advancement to associate professor. Write another one, your research idea is great! Yes, I said, I write well –how hard can it be? 

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"Lessons From A Six Year Old About Being Brave" by Dr. Jasmine Marcelin

I have struggled to channel bravery with my work-life continuum. Burned out and exhausted, I have struggled to be brave about reclaiming my time for my children.  Lacking bravery, I have imprisoned my creative writing and diversity advocacy. Yet here, in the quiet moment, was my six year old looking to me for courage and bravery.

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“How Mindfulness Helps us through the Hard Stuff” by Psychotherapist Megan Gunnell

We are inundated these days with tips on how mindfulness can enhance our quality of life and help us feel happier.  How staying in the moment reduces our stress because we’re not too caught up in the past or the future, we’re sweetly savoring the momentary now.  That’s all true!  And it works!  But what gets much less attention is how staying mindful to discomfort can help us through the struggle.  

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"Forgiving Yourself" by Dr. Beth Wagner

This is a story that ends happily. It ends with me waking up and realizing that forgiveness isn’t seasonal. This isn’t just a story about eating too much and feeling fat. It’s about treating yourself kindly all year round, mentally and physically. You can’t forgive yourself one month and then beat yourself up the next.

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