Actually meditating every day is tough. “Headspace” makes it easier…and fun!
“Headspace” (my favorite meditation app) and its parent website, headspace.com, feature a series of 365 short guided meditations (male voice, British accent). The first 10 are free (with registration). The meditations have to be done in sequence, as each session builds on the previous day. Graphs chart your progress through the series, and there’s a supportive online community.
No arcane words to learn, no religious content, and no musical soundtrack.
Here’s what happens: Continue reading
Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. In my experience, anxiety seems to be quite prevalent among academics. What’s interesting is how some people are really bothered by the experience, and others aren’t. One difference? Mindfulness. Continue reading
If college is a series of sprints (if I can just make it past this next test, next paper…), and
graduate school is a marathon (2 or 3 years to write the dissertation?!?!?), then
the academic tenure track is an ultra-triathlon. Continue reading
Daniel Pink’s book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us provides a fascinating lens for analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the university as a place for both study and employment. Continue reading