Hi there!

My name is Amanda, and I’m a graduate student studying chemical biology. I’m in denial, but I’ve just wrapped up my 3rd academic year of PhD. I’ve recently been motivated to create this blog to raise awareness to the challenges faced by many graduate students during the “roller coaster ride” that is experienced (at least by many) during the PhD.

As you can see, I’ve titled this blog, “Mindful Path to PhD” and I’ll be sharing tid bits of insight about my recent (~3 months) incorporation of mindfulness into my daily life. I hope this blog can be a place filled with positivity, and I encourage you to share your thoughts and feedback with me in a constructive and meaningful manner.

I must warn- I’m no Shakespeare, Mark Twain, or “insert famous author name here”, and I’m no Einstein, Faraday, Feynman, or “insert influential scientist name here”. In other words, I’m not a great writer, and I’m not a genius, but I hope you’ll join me on this journey to improving the well-being of graduate students all-around.


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