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Rae Marie Crawford

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December’s End

On this last day of December, I went down to the lake, frozen and covered in a blanket of snow. Of any place to end the year, I needed to be there, if only for a moment. As I looked out across the wintry expanse, I felt all the shifts and changes that brought me here – brought me home.

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A Post-Ghomeshi Reading List

It’s been a difficult week. Not the kind when I’ve had a bad night’s sleep, or have a lot of work to get done. Rather, it’s the kind of week where I feel as if someone has kicked the air out of my lungs and I can’t seem to catch my breath. Continue reading “A Post-Ghomeshi Reading List”

Rethinking Academic Work: Practical Approaches to Self-Care, Part 2

In Part 1 of “Rethinking Academic Work,” I shared a practical approach I use to make sure my priorities are balanced. As academics, we tend to focus on everything else but ourselves and our well-being. Note to yourself: if you’re checking academic sources more than your mental and physical health, something’s not right. Continue reading “Rethinking Academic Work: Practical Approaches to Self-Care, Part 2”

Rethinking Academic Work: Practical Approaches to Self-Care, Part 1

Last Friday I wrote a post about why self-care is important for making it through academia. I’m blown away by all the views and responses I received this week. People shared their experiences of seeking support within their graduate programs, many of them expressing a desire for self-care to be given more consideration in academic institutions. Continue reading “Rethinking Academic Work: Practical Approaches to Self-Care, Part 1”

Burning the Candle at Both Ends: Why Self-Care is Important for Making It Through Academia

In all the flurry and fury of graduate school, there is one lesson I wish I learned sooner: the importance of self-care. Continue reading “Burning the Candle at Both Ends: Why Self-Care is Important for Making It Through Academia”

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