Overcoming anxiety when flying

This week I am in Palo Alto, CA to learn some new science techniques from a lab at Stanford. It is the longest I’ve been away from Candy Cane, and my 1st time staying in an AirBnB. I get really bad anxiety when flying, and even more when I have to navigate a new place….

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A Quiet Ride Home

I’m writing this while on the train ride back home. I just dropped Shey off at the airport, and I am heading out of town soon, too. Things have been very quiet around here, and a lot of that has to do with life’s ins and outs. A lot more of it has to do…

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Friday Wrap Up

I’ve been dreaming about Friday since Tuesday. We have 2 new lab members, and guess who is training them? Me! I am also working on my own experiments, writing, & have had lot of meetings lately. Some people find the busy-ness  of academia invigorating, and others (like me) find it draining. I’m much more comfortable working…

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Choosing a paper for journal club

How do you choose a paper for journal club? For some bizarre reason, I volunteered to lead 2 journal clubs this week. They both were on the same day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Although I’ve improved at public speaking, I still get really nervous. Something about standing in front of…

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Traveling as a graduate student: tips on what to wear

I flew to Los Angeles this past week to attend the 2017 International Headache Academy, which is a 2-day educational program focused on headache medicine. I was excited to meet other headache scientists, but I’m not going to lie–I hate flying and did not want to be on a 5-hour flight to LA. I’m always wondering…

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It’s fall, y’all.

The colors are changing, the leaves are falling, and pretty soon snow will come! Around this time every year (sometimes a bit earlier), the USMC hosts a family day. This year, we went to Eckert’s Farm and my baby fever was going haywire! All of the tiny babies on tiny pumpkins! Granted, the farm was 4.5…

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