confidence

Podcast - Writer & Podcaster Jordan Morris on his sci-fi comedy characters adapting to difficult situations

Podcast - Writer & Podcaster Jordan Morris on his sci-fi comedy characters adapting to difficult situations

In this bonus episode between seasons 2 and 3 of the BoldAdulting podcast, writer & podcaster Jordan Morris discusses with Masha how the characters on his sci-fi comedy Bubble articulate their needs and boundaries, navigate choosing between privacy and authenticity, try things that may not work out, and deal with difficult feedback. Also hear Jordan share about his confidence in sharing creative projects.

Podcast - Graduate Career Counselor Giulia Hoffmann on confidence, feminism, and assertiveness

Podcast - Graduate Career Counselor Giulia Hoffmann on confidence, feminism, and assertiveness

In part 2, Graduate Career Counselor Giulia Hoffmann shares about her experience questioning gendered messages about confidence, choosing which battles to fight, her reasons for wanting to earn her PhD since she was 6 years old, and how she felt when she finally earned that PhD.

Podcast - Graduate Career Counselor Giulia Hoffmann on self-discovery during long job hunts

Podcast - Graduate Career Counselor Giulia Hoffmann on self-discovery during long job hunts

In part 1, Graduate Career Counselor Giulia Hoffmann opens up about feeling like the only grad student who wasn’t trying to become a professor, the changes she made to her job applications to finally find a great job, and a trick for using procrastination to find your dream job.

Podcast - Advocate of Sex Workers Rights Elyse Wojnowski-Anders on the beauty of every body type [content warning: sexual assault]

Podcast - Advocate of Sex Workers Rights Elyse Wojnowski-Anders on the beauty of every body type [content warning: sexual assault]

Elyse Wojnowski-Anders shares about the surprising effect running has on her confidence, how sex work can counter traditional societal body messages, and why she shares openly about her experiences with sexual assault and addiction.

Podcast - Science Communicator Dave Farina on confidence after leaving multiple grad school programs

Podcast - Science Communicator Dave Farina on confidence after leaving multiple grad school programs

Science Communicator Dave Farina of the Professor Dave Explains YouTube channel and the Professor Dave Debates podcast opens up about how his projects are a refuge from stress, his journey in and out of multiple graduate programs, and why it’s important to calibrate your expectations based on your goals.

Podcast - Med Student Cuong Lieu on how med school applications mess with confidence

Podcast  - Med Student Cuong Lieu on how med school applications mess with confidence

Med Student Cuong Lieu discusses presenting yourself differently with friends vs. colleagues (code switching), how applying to med school affected his confidence, and the importance of having doctors who speak the same language as their patients.

Podcast - Science communicator and neuroscientist Elena Blanco-Suarez about confidence doing science in a new language

Podcast - Science communicator and neuroscientist Elena Blanco-Suarez about confidence doing science in a new language

Science communicator Elena Blanco-Suarez shares about the uncertainties of doing science in English as a second language learner, how music and movement helps her mental health, an the surprising benefits of opening up to others about low confidence.

Podcast - I Don't Know What I'm Doing (And So Can You)

Podcast - I Don't Know What I'm Doing (And So Can You)

BoldAdulting season 2 is here! In the first episode, Quirky Qonfidence Qoach Masha shares why she embraces her many failures, shares the struggles shared with her by many scientists, and gives 12 tips for becoming a more confident and happy individual.
 

"It's amazing that I can feel as good about my body as I do right now, given how objectively bad my body is."

"It's amazing that I can feel as good about my body as I do right now, given how objectively bad my body is."

"It's amazing that I can feel as good about my body as I do right now, given how objectively bad my body is."
The title of this post is a thought that pops into my head sometimes these days. I want you to see it so you understand the progress it's possible to make on body image, but also see that I'm in a mental transition that is far from over, and my feelings on the issue are confusing.

 

Podcast - Academia could use a like button (BA #12)

Podcast - Academia could use a like button (BA #12)

In this audio blog, I rant about the structure of feedback in academia. I discuss how this affects confidence, a moment that defined my views about feedback, my proposed way to better let people know what they're doing well and how to improve, and why I think getting no positive feedback is a nonsensical and counterproductive approach among talented groups of people.

Podcast - Good Enough Now Author Jess Pettitt (BA #11)

Podcast - Good Enough Now Author Jess Pettitt (BA #11)

Speaker and consultant Jess Pettitt shares how her body image changes based on who she’s with, the contrast between the high of being on stage and the loneliness of returning to hotel rooms, and how publishing her book Good Enough Now challenged her own feelings of feeling good enough now.

Podcast - 6 Tips For Feeling Good Enough Now (With Jess Pettitt)

Part 1 of 2. See part 2 here. Speaker and consultant Jess Pettitt shares 6 tips for feeling good enough now! (Yes, now. Not at some future time when you're finally perfect.)

Find Jess on her website@jesspettittFacebook, or LinkedIn. Pre-order Good Enough Now so you can read Jess' whole book!

Text Jess any questions at 202-670-4262!

Podcast - Science Communicator Kellie Vinal

Podcast - Science Communicator Kellie Vinal

Science communicator (and recent PhD recipient!) Kellie Vinal opens up about how mentors saved her confidence during a grad school low, how collaborators help keep her going strong, and how being self-conscious while telling stories can backfire.

Podcast - Skeptical Activist Evan Bernstein (BA #7)

Podcast - Skeptical Activist Evan Bernstein (BA #7)

Evan Bernstein, co-host of the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, shares how he got over being nervous being on stage in front of huge audiences at skeptical conferences like The Amazing Meeting, how he instills confidence in his kids, and why he doesn't let online trolls get him down. 

This Is How You Prepare for Grad School Interviews: 4 Steps to Get Confident and Make a Killer Impression

This Is How You Prepare for Grad School Interviews: 4 Steps to Get Confident and Make a Killer Impression

So, you got a grad school interview, or maybe 2 (or 5? You're going to be tired!). 

First of all, huge congratulations! Tons of people apply to each graduate program and just the fact that you got an interview is already a great sign.

But now you might be feeling nervous because now you're actually going to be meeting the very people who will ultimately decide whether you get to go to grad school. 

Podcast - Science Writer Ian Street (BA #6)

Podcast - Science Writer Ian Street (BA #6)

Science writer Dr. Ian Street shares about how his past experiences with depression have made him stronger today, the surprising upside of being self-conscious while talking, and his dreams for his career transition into a full-time science communicator.