Sometimes You Just Need a Break

I woke up today and realized and I have been working very, very hard. While most of the time I enjoy working a full day and creating new things and making new things happen, I also realized that my tendency is to almost constantly be starting a new project, or...

Clarity is Crucial

First some good news: I’ve just found out that 3 more of your peers have finished their dissertations and have successfully defended. I didn’t get confirmed permission to share their names, but I just wanted to start off by congratulating them on this...

Stress Management In Times of Crisis

Sometimes, there are experiences in the dissertation process which become a crisis (or, at least, feel like one.) Examples might be related to your family- as in someone in your family gets sick; or they may be related to the dissertation more specifically; as in your...

Watch Who You Talk To

I’ve probably said this before……and want to recommend, again, that you be careful in sharing your dissertation process or progress with people who probably won’t understand, and, worse, may make you feel badly about your project.  I...