Enter the Abyss: Trust the Process

Trust is a hard concept to understand when you’re doing something for the first time. During your dissertation journey, you will do many things you never did before: learn critical thinking, develop clear and concise writing, revise and rewrite, and learn to let go. Continue reading “Enter the Abyss: Trust the Process”


Building Your Brand: Blog, Publish, Present

Your brand is a set of values and characteristics that define who you are and guides your choices in life. It is how the world sees you and describes you. Your brand is also your portfolio of knowledge and expertise in an area in which you are known. Continue reading “Building Your Brand: Blog, Publish, Present”

Myths About Adult Learners

As you know, Dr. Patti and I are adult learners. We support projects that encourage anyone to gain new knowledge and ideas and contribute new solutions to new problems. We spent many years in the workforce before returning to school.

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Finding Your Scholarly Voice

Dr. Bessie would probably agree that in the beginning find one’s scholarly voice is often anxiety-provoking and confusing.

It is like you must erase everything you have learned about writing and start from scratch. The anxiety that an author feels is natural when they are first asked to find their voice.

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Surprise! Someone Was Looking

Recently, I attended one of my favorite annual events, the dynamic and always exciting, Massachusetts Conference For Women. I love this event! It’s a day to get energized, network, listen to some fabulous speakers, and re-connect with your personal and professional goals.

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Milestones and Touchstones

Dr. Patti and I sometimes talk about the challenges we had in finishing our doctoral programs. It’s easy to identify the negative challenges: cost of education, limited time for family and friends, the ongoing process of reading and writing.

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