So You Want to Exercise, But Your Brain is Being a Discouraging Jerk

Almost everyone gets bitten by an exercise bug at some point in their lives. It makes sense: exercise can have many benefits, from allowing people to outrun zombies, to clearing out some brain bats, to giving them the muscles to heft around gigantic kegs of beer. Actually getting going and keeping up with an exercise regimen is a different story. It can be easy to get discouraged, and with that in mind, here are three tips for keeping up with working out. Read More So You Want to Exercise, But Your Brain is Being a Discouraging Jerk

Dry Wit: Mantra, Make It Happen

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m prone to moping. I’m a major moper. It happens to the best of us – idealists in particular seem to get discouraged when anything less than optimum happens, and it takes some serious mental training to move away from the mope and into the cope.

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Women in Academia: What Are We Doing to Ourselves?

I was out in the field yesterday collecting data for one of my projects and while I was standing on a tall bluff overlooking the ocean with the sunlight streaming through the clouds and my hair whipping across my face and into my mouth and nose, I thought – if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is. I never expected that I’d need to remind myself of why I was doing all this in the first place, especially this early in my career but here I am and here’s what gets me through it. Read More Women in Academia: What Are We Doing to Ourselves?