Why I offer researchers and scientists a Chinese workout

A cliché, but true: researchers and scientists experience stress. It has various causes: competition for research funds and the race to be the first with publications, financial pressure to secure sufficient resources, the pressure to regularly publish in renowned journals, time pressure due to various deadlines, no proper work-life balance,…

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about you PhD students are struggling, some tips, like breathing excercises to make life a bit better.

To make life just a tiny bit more fun

Maybe it is the time of the year, maybe it’s the era, maybe a combination. Fewer students have finished their PhD the last couple of years. One cause is Corona, stress is another one. I also hear from many PhD students that they are at the end of their tether.…

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about you Small steps make a big difference

Small steps make a big difference

In the last couple of weeks, I was in contact with many PhD students during the catalyst sessions. What did strike me was that the pandemic has such an enormous effect on your PhD. Not only in regard to what is possible for your research at the moment but also…

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motivation/inspiration How to be motivated again

How to be motivated again

Everything should run smoothly again by now, shouldn’t it? We have a little more space now the Universities have opened up again and with the Coronapas social life becomes a bit easier. It seems a little bit back to normal in many ways. So probably you think you should be…

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