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NCFDD: Managing Chronic Illness and Academic Life


Maintaining professional productivity while managing a chronic illness has several particular challenges. At times, the scheduling and culture of the academy actively ignores the needs of the body/mind in its demand for scholarly and professional productivity. Drawing on her scholarship and professional experiences, Therí Pickens will discuss strategies for living and working with chronic illness.…

NCFDD: Resting to Rise


We all hear about the importance of self-care and, in particular, sleep. But many of us continue to struggle finding our internal place of deep rest and renewal. This place is not only where our nervous system resets, but also where our creativity, zest, truest voice, and zone of genius dwell – boons to any…