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coping skills PhD Life

a good enough dissertation

I have a defense draft of dissertation! I consider it a “good enough” dissertation, as in Winnicott’s concept of a “good enough mother.” I don’t mean that my dissertation isn’t good. I just mean that I did my best not being a perfectionist and practically speaking it’s better than a perfect draft of a dissertation […]

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rule following vs decision making and weight loss

I wanted to be done with weight loss. But I started gaining weight after reaching my goal weight! Maintaining weight is hard. It’s almost easier to be perpetually trying to lose weight, if that makes any sense at all. I am listening to this podcast on rule following vs decision making. I feel like I […]

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anxiety coping skills health

dizziness not vertigo

I have been experiencing dizziness – not vertigo – during the past month or so. It’s really quite frustrating and limiting in ways I can live my life! When I get dizzy, it lasts few hours and sometimes happens consecutive days for few days, but not continuously. So I have gone to my primary care […]

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anxiety coping skills PhD Life

the difference between i can’t do it and i can do it

Most of last week, I felt overwhelmed and thought to myself I can’t do it. I had a sermon and a chapter of my dissertation both due on Thursday of last week. On Monday at noon, I got a call to schedule an interview for that day, had the interview and got hired later in […]

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weight loss and mental health

At such a time as this, during a pandemic, political mayhem, economic difficulties, and everything that is going on in our country and in the world, ecological crisis, etc., talking about weight loss feels bit out of place. But it isn’t out of place. You know the airplane safety demonstration where they show you that […]