Time for another of my arbitrarily scheduled PhD life updates. In case you are wondering how I am doing, as I am mid-way through my 3rd year, I can say with confidence that I feel totally fine. Like Ross-level fine. Like sheep chilling on the Kjeragbolten- level fine. So as you can see, everything is … More Totally doing fine: PhD financial breakdown
I have made huge strides in many areas of my life since trying to go zero-waste and plastic free – like my zero waste swaps in the bathroom and successes in the kitchen. My 2018 goal is to work through my existing beauty products, which are heavy on the plastic, and by the end of … More Plastic-free, zero-waste makeup: 2018 challenge
Yes yes, we know. We throw out too much stuff and don’t recycle enough. I know we have heard these messages 10 ways till Sunday, but I still enjoy it when someone presents this information in a clever, compelling way. London recycles released some startling statistics about how much waste is produced in this country’s … More Grizzlies, garbage & glitter: Zero-waste life update
Hi friends! Most of you know that I have been participating in the 7 women – 7 challenges 2017 for the Tough Girl podcast. Over the last 12 months, Sarah has interviewed me (and 6 other rad ladies) as we prepared to take on new adventures and followed us all year to see how we … More Tough Girl podcast: Final episode!
From a global, socio-political perspective, 2017 was a pretty shocking year. This rocky turmoil reverberated through the lives of many people I know, including myself. 2017 had its share of struggle-fests and full-pint-of-ice-cream nights. As I look back on the year, it would be easy to get stuck on what didn’t happen, the heartaches, the … More 2017 counted
Well, the weather outside may be frightful, but knitting is so delightful! Over the last few weeks, I have embarked on a crafting adventure to ring in the holiday season. Building on my new-found obsession for the underwater world (via diving and Blue Planet II), I set about knitting a underwater nativity scene, or a … More Knitivisea for the underwater festive season
This one will be filed under “Things I probably have no business discussing, but that I have opinions on anyway, and since this is my website, I will share them with the world.” As previously discussed, I am a HUGE book worm. I was pretty pumped at the arrival of my niece and nephew, as it … More Awesome books for kids
I have experienced the confluence of my lifestyle goals (trying to work towards a plastic-free life) has taken on new meaning in the past month. I started diving and fell in love with the ocean. To augment my obsession, Blue Planet II was released, and I have spent hours transfixed by the astonishing and amazing … More Diving, plastic-free life, and binging on Blue Planet II
Hey folks, Two posts in one day?! What lucky ducks you are! Sarah Williams, of the Tough Girl Tribe, has just posted her interview with me and the other 6 tough girls. HERE IS A LINK to the episode. You can also find it on iTunes or other places where podcasts live on the … More Tough Girl Part 5
I have a super exciting trip coming up! I have the opportunity to present at the biennial conference of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology taking place in Melbourne in October. As I have never been to this corner of the world, I am taking the opportunity to take on a bit more adventure. This … More Upcoming Aussie (et al) adventure!