This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Pause Point 1: Integration of Work and Nonwork Lives

Pause Point 1: Integration of Work and Nonwork Lives

Pause point 1: Integration of work and nonwork lives

Harmony is produced when both work and love are given voice simultaneously.

James P. Walsh (p. 204)

I think it is critical that we create spaces in our lives in which we are invited to step back, in the company of others, and look at our “balancing acts” in some way, and be vulnerable to each other and the moment.

Marcy Crary (p. 217)

Academic life can be very fulfilling. It can also induce frustration, disappointments, and burnout. Over time, an academic career, like careers in many other professions (such as law and medicine), can produce a portfolio of contributions and accomplishments accompanied by growth in more personal arenas. It can also ...

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