Mary Bryant 

Category Archives: Daily Blog

Stepping up the game…

January 29, 2016 | Daily Blog | Permalink

After 6 months of proving myself and cutting through red tape, my direct appointment has finally been approved. This means I have a permanent, salaried position with benefits. And now I am a senior research assistant. Yay!!! I’m working on a bunch of projects that I enjoy. But my favorite is a digital storytelling project […]

Feeling loose and a little lost sometimes…

May 16, 2015 | Daily Blog | Permalink

I started an 8-week mindfulness class a month ago and am feeling the benefits–including less anxiety and restful sleep with dreams. I’ve been having some realizations about the effects of prolonged states of anxiety and being revved up. It’s like the internal energy of those states stretches out your mind. Everything got all wound up […]

First morning blog post and doodle experiment 8/27/14

August 27, 2014 | Daily Blog | Permalink

Welp, I submitted my travel grant application to the committee at PSU last night. ┬áThe funding will help offset the costs of going to the Peerpocalypse conference and the Mad In America International Film Festival in October. The primary investigator of the project I work on wrote an amazing letter of support that I hope […]

Taking it down a notch… or five…

August 25, 2014 | Daily Blog | Permalink

This summer, I’m trying to take it down a notch to reduce my stress and anxiety levels in concrete ways that I can sustain in every aspect of my life. This seems like the next logical step in my recovery process, but I’m also listening to my body. I have so many good things happening […]