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Self-Compassion: Tips to Recover from a Setback

At some point in our time in graduate school we all will face a setback. Or many setbacks in my experience. These can be related to physical ailments or injuries, burnout, fatigue, financial strain, or mental health issues. I have

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Time Management? In Grad School?

As a first-year graduate student, I could write a list of things that I wish I knew. One of the top items on that list would be: how do you effectively manage your time as a teaching assistant and a grad student?

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🍅 Pomodoro? Wait, isn’t that a tomato?

I learned about the Pomodoro Technique the summer between my master’s and Ph.D. I was attempting to complete my final thesis section and I remember feeling exhausted and burnt out. I was constantly worrying if and how I was ever

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Omni: The Online Library

As a graduate student at Queen’s University, finding reliable and relevant information is crucial to academic success. That’s why I’m excited to introduce you to a fantastic resource that has made my research journey much easier – Omni that can

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go (or stay?)

As an undergraduate student at Queen’s University, it seemed like a no-brainer when deciding where I would be extending my education. With a degree in sociology and four years of living in Kingston, I was more than willing to continue

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Enjoying the Winter Months Outdoors

The days are slowly becoming longer but the weather is not growing any warmer. These mid-winter months can be the gloomiest of the year. This week’s blog is all about making the most of these winter days so that they

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3 Pieces of Advice from a Dissertation Boot Camp Expert!

This January, I embraced a number of key professional development opportunities important for my Ph.D. research and future career. As a result, I found that my focus shifted, and my regular routine all but disappeared. I am thankful and excited

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Why I signed up for a half marathon on a whim

A few weeks ago, I sat at my desk after a long day of editing and realized the back and neck pain I was feeling went beyond a normal day’s strain. In favour of meeting a number of tight deadlines,

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TMI or Maybe Just Not Enough?

14 to 25 % of women have irregular periods, with 1 in 5 women experiencing heavy bleeding and cramps. Every grad student either knows, works with, or identifies as a woman. This means that it is likely that many of

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We’ve All Gotta Eat: Food Resources in the Queen’s and the Kingston Community

We’ve All Gotta Eat: Food Resources in the Queen’s and the Kingston Community Being a graduate student is financially difficult for most of us. Between the cost of tuition, rent, books and materials, it can often be difficult to find

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