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Quick Tip: How you frame your doctoral experience affects the quality of your doctoral journey

Not many would argue against the doctoral journey as one full of challenges. Earning a doctorate is an exercise in patience that will test your spirit and your skills. I see so many stories from individuals about how difficult their doctoral journey was. I felt like my journey was difficult, too. But the truth is,

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Why having self-confidence beats having confidence any day of the week

Have you ever stopped to ponder the difference between confidence and self-confidence? Confidence is based on your past achievements, like being confident you can write a doctoral dissertation because you have written a master’s thesis. Essentially you make an inference that because you have achieved something in a past experience, you can achieve something similar

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Quick Tip: One way to reach goals without needing to “believe in yourself” more

Many folks have just made a new year’s resolution to do something that’s a stretch for them. Maybe it’s something they’ve tried in the past without much success, like losing weight. Perhaps it’s sticking to a writing schedule. Whatever their challenge is, they might be thinking that believing in themselves just a little bit more

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Why Cultivating Resilience Helps You Reach Graduation Without Losing Yourself Along the Way

The demands of earning a doctorate will change you. That is the purpose of a doctoral program, to mold you into a scholar-practitioner. What you may not realize is that not all the changes may be ones that you want. If you’re struggling to keep up with the demands of your program while simultaneously trying

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