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Rae Marie Crawford

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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”

Writing Advice by Ursula K. Le Guin

When writing, I sometimes find myself frustrated with my ability, or lack thereof, to convey my ideas through words. There are days where my mind is married to language, and I can write productively for hours. The ideas flow through my fingers and I lose track of time. On other days, I feel like I’m wrestling with the Kraken. Continue reading “Writing Advice by Ursula K. Le Guin”

A Labour of Love

Ever since I was a kid, I had a need to scribble my thoughts into being. To this day, my parents still come across my old notebooks, tucked in the corners of closets and the bottoms of drawers. Books filled with pen scratchings of personal entries and lines of poetry. I’d spend hours creating fictional characters, inspired by ones I read about in books. Characters that would come to life in the same way as Anne Shirley or Scout, and feel like they’re good friends. Continue reading “A Labour of Love”

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