personal growth

"I can do hard things" - Why personal development is not always unicorns and rainbows

"I can do hard things" - Why personal development is not always unicorns and rainbows

Sometimes what comes up when we do this work is uncomfortable. Sticky. Perhaps to a degree unexpected, but also a ‘coming home’ of intuitive thought of feelings always known, but not always brought forward. From that we often take comfort. We have innate confidence in some way - that although it can be hard, and dark, that it is the ONLY true way forward.

What does finishing a PhD over 7 years REALLY teach you?

What does finishing a PhD over 7 years REALLY teach you?

After seven years, two babies, getting married, moving house twice and a whole host of travel and adventures along the way, I finally, FINALLY submitted my PhD. 

I’ve learned a few things along the way.

Some about forensic criminology, lawyers, DNA evidence. Some about how much I love to teach/lecture/work with students. Some about academic life.

But mostly about myself and the sort of life that I love and what is important to me.

This videos shares some of those lessons learned.