First Things First

As a dissertation writer, do you ever find yourself “borrowing” problems that aren’t there? What I mean is, if you ever have a day where you are feeling pretty good, making steady progress, and everything seems OK- and then, suddenly, your mood dips...

How Many More Years Will You Wait?

We’re a few days into the New Year and some of you are just getting back to work. I hope you are feeling enthusiastic and excited about your goals and plans for this new year. I hope, sincerely, that one of your goals is to finish your dissertation. In my...

Dissertation Resilience

The theme of resilience and overcoming obstacles has been a big one these past few weeks in my dissertation coaching groups. It’s clear, both from these current groups, and the thousands of other ABD’s I’ve helped over the years, that dissertation...

What To Do When You’re Stuck

In my dissertation coaching groups, lately, one theme has been coming up- and that is the theme of stuckness. I always believe that whatever is showing up in my small groups is indicative of the larger whole- so I wanted to write a post about what to do when...