Taking a short break… but is it a mental break?

Sometimes in the office I feel the need for a break from science. But what does that even mean?  A break from standing on my feet in the lab? Yes. A break from reading scientific papers and analyzing data? Yes. A break should just be a physical and mental unwinding shouldn't it; to rest my … Continue reading Taking a short break… but is it a mental break?

the PhD Cook

I want to cover something more lighthearted this week so the  topic is..... food! Glorious food. More specifically,  I want to share how the longer hours and stresses of the postgraduate academic life have changed my cooking habits and meals. Not to spoil anything, but I'd say it's not a bad direction. There are two … Continue reading the PhD Cook

Science through the years: High-School to DPhil

Back in secondary school and during my undergraduate, there was no hiding that I was a competitive student. I definitely had a passion for learning and was very focused to understand what I was being taught, so I think achieving good grades was a manifestation of those traits. Of course I also wanted to be … Continue reading Science through the years: High-School to DPhil

Productivity and Keeping a Daily Planner

So after months of keeping the blog private and sharing with only my close family and friends, I decided last week to let go of my inhibitions and shared it on the Facebooks 🙂 Woohoo! The decision was encouraged by two things. My friends actually seemed to enjoy what I wrote so that boosted my … Continue reading Productivity and Keeping a Daily Planner