171 episodes

helping academics and former academics find wellness, meaning, purpose, and freedom

Self-Compassionate Professor Danielle De La Mare, PhD

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    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

helping academics and former academics find wellness, meaning, purpose, and freedom

    183. Standing on the side of what is right with Dr. Felice Russell

    183. Standing on the side of what is right with Dr. Felice Russell

    Dr. Felice Russell describes how she navigated the difficult relationship she has always had with academia, leaning on self-trust, leaps of faith, and one-degree shifts to make the many career decisions that have gotten her to the place she is now: a school librarian who feels settled and content both at work and at home. Find Dr. Felice Russell on LinkedIn.

    Sign up for coffee chats at https://danielledelamare.com/.

    • 45 min
    182. Honoring life transitions with Marny Requa

    182. Honoring life transitions with Marny Requa

    Marny Requa explains that life transitions such as becoming a parent and menopause are not just short-term changes and then everything returns to "normal." They are major life transitions that deserve to be acknowledged, honored, and planned for. However, as Marny explains, we are not doing these things well on institutional, cultural, nor societal levels. She tells her own story about how she internalized these larger societal notions as a professor transitioning into parenthood, the challenges it presented, and the importance of giving ourselves grace. Marny also shows the huge positive impact available to our society if we shift our thinking and see life transitions for what they are (see the resources she mentions below). Find Marny at mrequa@gmail.com, on Instagram @worklifeshifts , or  linkedin.com/in/marny-requa

    Marny offers these resources for exploring this topic further:

    Nancy Schlossberg on life transitions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gYXeH2MnzatL3oIeglQGG_kRDBLIx5-l/view 

    Neuroplasticity & father's brains: Abraham et al academic article linked here: https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.1402569111

    Slate article on neuroplasticity that mentions the above research here: https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/06/fatherhood-makes-men-better-at-work-and-at-home-research-shows.html

    Center for Parental Leave Leadership website for resources on support during parental leave: https://cplleadership.com/

    North American Menopause Society: https://www.menopause.org/

    • 46 min
    181. Time matters with Dr. Martha Kenney

    181. Time matters with Dr. Martha Kenney

    "Time is so precious," says Dr. Martha Kenney. In this episode, Martha describes the importance of finding your why--a process of pausing, going inward, getting re-acquainted with yourself, and naming your values. Once you know your why, you can allocate your time accordingly, aligned to the intentions you have for your life. Martha explains that her faith softened her to this process. And ultimately, as she explains, time management cannot work well until you know your purpose.

    • 35 min
    180. [Equinox 2024] Seasonal celebration, detox, and planning

    180. [Equinox 2024] Seasonal celebration, detox, and planning

    Happy Equinox!! Welcome to the Spring 2024 Season of Self-Compassionate Professor!

    First, I talk about how honoring the change of seasons invites a more intentional approach to work and life generally: 1) helps us to see beyond the academic calendar, 2) opens us to a sense of spaciousness, 3) gives us a sense of "punctuation" between seasons, 4) gives us permission to let go and let the seasons inform our timelines, and 5) anchors our daily, weekly, and monthly planning in seasonal goals, strengthening our commitment to seasonal goals.

    Secondly, I discuss the importance of detoxing (broadly defined) during early spring so as to ready yourself for the season.

    • 16 min
    179. Just a job with Dr. Dan Lair

    179. Just a job with Dr. Dan Lair

    Dr. Dan Lair, Associate Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, talks about the benefits of perceiving our academic work as “just a job.” Specifically, Dan explains what work means to him, the pitfalls of tying your job to your identity, the impact overwork by his academic spouse (me!) has had on him, and surprising findings from his institution’s attempt to address faculty workload issues. He shares simple advice for dealing with overwhelm and breaking the culture of busyness. 

    • 59 min
    178. Self-betrayal with Lora Cheadle

    178. Self-betrayal with Lora Cheadle

    Burnout and betrayal expert, Lora Cheadle, discusses how self-betrayal often masquerades as burnout, how we can begin the process of healing from self-betrayal, and how to "dance" our way to authenticity.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Sleepyeye beauty ,

Thank you!

Such an inspirational Podcast. Danielle offers solutions for those of us anxious about academia and our place in it. Every episode is thoughtful and well-researched. Worth a listen.

Cara E. Jones ,

Amazing companionship & guidance

Danielle has been a companion for me for years, as I navigate my burnout & severe health issues. I love what she brings to over worked, over committed faculty members. Listening to these episodes for several years has given me so much hope that there is so much more than living a life desperate for semester breaks.

Doctor SWB ,

Just what I needed

As the semester looms ahead, I crave insights and inspiration, ways to remain grounded and to NOT feel like a doc student again five years into my current faculty position. Thank you, Danielle, for offering new perspectives and fresh ideas for me to infuse into my own path of compassionate self-discovery.

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