Transformation Tuesday. The picture on the left was taken yesterday. The picture on the right was taken in April right before I started my first program. .
It is amazing to look at these photos. I notice my clothes fitting better, I notice an increase in my energy and in my confidence. But to see these photos it’s truly exciting to see the progress I have made. .
The progress I have made is all because, for the first time in forever, I have been consistent. My platform of workouts that allow me to work out on my schedule has allowed me to stay committed no matter what’s going on. .
If you want to get started on your journey before the holidays, message me! Don’t wait until the new year to start changing your life. .
Just read this article: https://www.johnshopkinshealthreview.com/issues/spring-summer-2016/articles/the-cult-of-busy
"Your potential worth is somehow wrapped up in the perceived lack of time you have.”
Most people can relate to this. As for me, I feel like I really began to feel this in graduate school. "Busyness" was/is something that marked a good graduate student--if your day wasn't filled with classes, reading, homework, writing a paper or journal article to get yourself published, attending multiple meetings and being involved in multiple clubs and serving on committees to show your commitment to service and learning, teaching, grading, working in the lab, analyzing research data, combing the literature online, submitting proposals, attending and applying for conferences (all this on top of trying to remain active and healthy and have a social and personal life!)...you obviously weren't serious about obtaining your PhD. My mental health and physical health took a hit and were sacrificed to be the "perfect" grad student. I was so burnt out that I no longer cared for myself like I should have. Eventually, I didn't recognize who I was or why I was doing things. The things in life that mattered most to me (family, friends, going to church, eating healthy, exercising, arts and crafts, reading for fun, nature) they were all being sacrificed...for what?! Ultimately I was getting my degree to better myself, but it was having the opposite effect on me.
Finally, after 5 years of graduate school, I'm finding joy again, I'm taking time for the things that matter, I'm taking time for myself...and although I may not be the "perfect" graduate student because I'm not overloading my schedule with things that don't matter or bring joy to me, I am a better wife, better sister, better daughter, better auntie, better friend, and a more present and compassionate human being. Learning to say "no" to things was, and still is, one of the hardest life lessons.
Wow...didn't mean for this to turn into such a long and vulnerable rant, so for those of you who made it this far, thanks for reading! I hope you know you are more valuable than how "busy" you are. ❤️
Ever since I tore my quad, in high school, playing soccer and was sent to physical therapy for an hour 3 times a week with a super cute Physical Therapist, I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
I struggled through college and all the sciences didn’t come easily. I decided not to play soccer in college because I didn’t think I would be able to keep up my grades.
My mom was so scared when I took a year off after college that I would never finish. But I was working 3 jobs including personal training so I could afford to go back.
Finally after another 3 more years and a grand total of $250,000 in student loans I could finally call myself a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Everything was falling into place but the reality of all that debt and how expensive being an adult actually was kicked in.
Despite working 2 jobs and all the fancy letters and pieces of paper, life got way more expensive then we could afford.
I was devastated, frustrated and honestly pissed off to realize that the ladder I had been climbing was leaning up to a wall that didn’t go anywhere.
This is when coaching entered my life. I was searching for something that I could love as much as PT and give me a platform to grow while supporting my future family.
I didn’t have a clue what it was. I signed up with a total stranger. I didn’t know how I would make it work with my already crazy schedule. All I knew was that I was excited for possibility.
I always had this feeling deep down in my soul that i was destined for more and I was determined to figure it out.
Sometimes dreams turn out to be everything you imagined and sometimes they don’t. That doesn’t mean you should settle and stop dreaming. It just might means you need a new dream and a platform to grow into the person you always knew you could be.
شش عامل ویران کننده روابط عاطفی
۱. اولویتهای خانوادگی
مهمترین منبع استرسزا در روابط بیشتر زوجها، روابطی است که خارج از آن دو نفر است. والدینتان، خواهر و برادرهایتان و دوستانتان را دستکم نگیرید. باید بدانید که وقتی به همسرتان «بله» گفتهاید یعنی او را به همه آدمهای دیگر مقدم کردهاید. خیلی از ازدواجها فقط بخاطر همین ضعف در اولویتدهی دچار مشکل میشوند.
۲. فقدان ارتباط کلامی
این حقیقت دارد که زوجها به طور متوسط فقط چند دقیقه در روز با هم ارتباط کلامی باکیفیت دارند. هرجومرج زندگی خیلی راحت شما را درگیر خود میکند و باعث میشود نتوانید با همسرتان صحبت کنید. اما زندگی بدون ارتباط کلامی زندگی زناشویی موفقی نخواهد بود. سعی کنید برای حرف زدن با همدیگر وقت بگذارید.
اینکه استرسمان را سر همسرمان خالی کنیم کار بسیار سادهای است. خیلی از ما عادت داریم تا وقتی پایمان را به منطقه آرامشمان یعنی خانه نگذاشتهایم همه چیز را در خودمان نگه داریم و بعد که وارد خانه شدیم منفجر شویم. زوجهای سالم باید از استرسشان برای نزدیکتر شدن به هم و تکیه کردن به همدیگر استفاده کنند، حالا منبع این استرس هرچه که باشد، از مشکلات مالی گرفته تا مشکلات کاری و بیماری.
اخیراً وبلاگ مردی را خواندم که تصمیم به طلاق گرفته بود، فقط اینکه میخواست از تلفنهمراهش طلاق بگیرد. این یک واقعیت است، خیلی از ما همیشه و در همه حال این عامل خطرناک برهمزننده روابط را همیشه با خودمان حمل میکنیم. خیلی از ما وقتمان را در دنیای مجازی پرهرجومرج تکنولوژی و شبکههای اجتماعی تلف میکنیم، بدون اینکه وقتی برای صمیمیتر کردن رابطه با همسرمان بگذاریم. پس تلفنهایتان را خاموش کنید، تلویزیون را از برق بکشید و سعی کنید برای همسرتان وقت بگذارید.
ازدواج یک درس دائمی و بزرگ از خودخواه نبودن است. و ما یا اجازه میدهیم که این تجربه ما را بهتر کند و یا تلختر میشویم. اینکه کسی را بر خودمان مقدم کنیم کار سختی است چون ذات ما طوری است که خودمان را به همه چیز و همه کس مقدم بدانیم.
هربار که به خودمان جواب مثبت میدهیم، به ازدواجمان جواب منفی دادهایم زیرا ازدواج مرد درمقابل زن يا بلعكس نیست، ما درمقابل من است.
۶. نبخشیدن همدیگر
بخشیدن و فراموش کردن یکی نیستند. بخشش به معنی تبرئه کردن دیگران نیست، به معنی آزاد کردن خودمان است برای اینکه اجازه دهیم خداوند که خود بخشاینده متعال است، ما را التیام دهد.
Methodology. What are the hiccups that often pop up when getting approval for one’s methodology chapter? First, you need to be a budding expert in your chosen approach. If you say you are going to do a case study, you need to know how case study data is collected and analyzed — not just in generalities: You need to be able to explain the steps as if you were directing a grad student with a “C” average to collect and analyze your data on your behalf. Get a book on it. Read it. Live it. Second, and more to the point of this post, you need to be able to compare and contrast with the various approaches available to you. If you are doing a quantitative descriptive study, a test of statistical significance, or correlational research, you need to be able to tell us what the other options were open to you, why your selected option was the most appropriate, and what the other options would have offered. You need to tell us about those options (in short) in your methodology section. If you can’t explain how the data will be collected and analyzed, or can’t explain what the options were and why yours was best — they will probably ask for a revision. #phd#phdlife#phdproblems#dissertationblues#dissertationlife#doctorate#academiclife#phdstudent#phdmom
It's been 2 months since I've last posted but this rainbow reminded me of the importance of adventures. As a PhD student sometimes you forget to step outside the lab or the office, but views like this are exactly why you should. Not even a picture could capture this beauty! #enjoytroy#iloveny#rainbow#phdstudent#beauty
Tras 4 años, soy Doctor 🤓Ph.D. in Finance ✅
Foto con todo el crew Ph.D. UAI. Puro aguante haciendo ciencia desde el fin del mundo 🌎.
(Finally! I’m Ph.D. in Finance)
🌌 Visiting the IAS in Orsay, France for a two week conference! 🇫🇷
The Milky Way in the Age of GAIA conference has brought together experts on various fields of the interstellar medium (ISM) who can benefit from the wealth of new GAIA data. For many fields, parallax measurements obtained with GAIA opens up the third spatial dimension to many datasets. For some people, this can mean improved Galactic structure and dynamics, a better understanding of the multiphase ISM, or data-driven 3D dust maps. For me, this means three-dimensional magnetic fields. ✨
It's only been two days and I have already met so many people and have learned so much. On my first day, I chatted with some experts on Galactic structure and learned that my naive understanding on the link between Galactic spiral arms and star formation were just plain wrong (spirals may not actually trigger star formation so much as they merely redistribute the material)! Now today, on my second day, I chatted with someone who provided some really useful insights and even gave me some interesting ideas for my own research. Just in time for me to put together my research presentation for tomorrow... 👩💻
Given how productive the first two days have gone, I can't even imagine how the next two weeks will go. 📚
Just a quick reminder to take care of yourself in the middle of this journey. All stages of #thedailyacademic (i.e., doctoral student, candidate, postdoc, prof) comes with a host of stressors and rejections. Remember to tap into your support system when you need them and make your request for support very clear. Also regularly engage in activities/conversations that remind you life is bigger than your research and the politics of academia. Because it most certainly is. Be well yall!🤗
A HUGE thank you to @fossils_and_feathers for taking some amazing pictures for me! I’m really excited to show off all these cortex based pieces, especially the chandelier cell in the bottom right (it has gold accents 😱). I also have some super cool news to share this weekend 😏 my art may be making its first public appearance soon!
This past weekend I took part in @a21atlanta’s Walk for Freedom through the downtown Atlanta area. 🧡A21 is an organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare. Check out their podcast to learn more and their website to donate!
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Listen to Walk For Freedom 2018 Podcast by A21 #np on #SoundCloud
#WalkforFreedomAtlanta#WalkforFreedom @a21 @a21atlanta