life of an astronomer

Why I got engaged before moving across the world

Why I got engaged before moving across the world

I wouldn’t necessarily encourage anyone to get engaged after making the decision to do long distance for 3 years, but here is why it made sense for our relationship, and a few tips to make the long distance seem shorter — even if you are separated by 11,000 miles and an 11 hours time difference.

Become your own best friend

Become your own best friend

Is high self-esteem the be all and end all of mental health?

Maybe not. This piece is an invitation to consider befriending yourself, and an introduction to the concept of self-compassion and how it may be solution to many of our modern mental ailments.

Let's talk about Homesickness

Let's talk about Homesickness

Scientists often have to move for their jobs, sometimes internationally, and a lot of people move alone, leaving their friends and families behind. Given this state of affairs, I am quite surprised that the topic of homesickness does not come up more often, especially since mental health is such a hot topic in science. 

So let’s talk about it!