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Fun ideas for the office

If you are lucky enough to have great office pals (like I do), then it is easy to implement some fun into your days in the office. Here are 3 ways we have used the whiteboard in our office so far! #1- The Laugh or Cry Scale: When tackling a PhD, many things go wrong, so our office came up […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’: Amy, a PhD student investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition, and a yoga teacher on the side.

An Aussie PhD student (yoga teacher on the side) investigating the impacts of climate change on food and nutrition security and non-communicable diseases in Vanuatu currently doing a professional development stint (aka internship) at the World Health Organization in Geneva (it’s a hard life).  Find out more at my blog Pina Colada PhD.  A typical day?  Not really…the joy of having work […]

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November’s top 3

Check out October’s top 3 (if you haven’t already) here. Product- Dollar Shave Club: https://au.dollarshaveclub.com/ Advertisements for the dollar shave club have been popping up on my Facebook for months but I was super skeptical. I finally tried it and love it! You get a stainless steel shaver handle (better for the environment than plastic) with your first delivery and […]

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How are you…really?

If you are unsure what this post is about- read here. *** Everyone asks me how I am. People close to me ask me “how are you, really?”. Which is a great question as they see through my generic “I’m okay” response. The truth is, I am both okay and not okay at the same time. I am okay in the sense that I am holding it together. However, I am also not okay as I am sad, angry, confused, and exhausted. I am genuinely so exhausted. Carrying around grief, literally feels like the weight of the world is on my shoulders (which is a saying I always thought was so odd), it makes everyday tasks so much more tiring than normal. Whenever, I am watching a TV show and a character suffers a loss (particularly the death of a loved one), I always just want to fast forward to the part where they are okay again. I hate watching these fictional characters suffer. Now it is me suffering. And now I realise that it is going to take a really long time to “be okay” (I can’t just skip forward to season four) and that I don’t think I will ever “be okay”…well not in the same way that I used to be. Although, I said I’m sad, and angry, and confused, above all of those feelings I just miss Jake. I miss spending time doing nothing with him, […]

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