https://www.bustle.com/p/what-is-it-like-in-a-psychiatric-hospital-7-things-no-one-tells-you-about-a-psych-hospitalization-2934067?utm_content=buffer23108&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer I want to bring your attention to the linked article above. It's a recount from a person who was admitted to a psychiatric locked ward, and their experiences. When it comes to hospitals, I know many people can be anxious. I certainly was, before I married a doctor. I was lucky enough to hardly… Continue reading What to Know About Psychiatry – From a Doctor’s Wife
Last month my mother-in-law, my husband and I went to Japan. It was for a few reasons. Firstly, it was so that I could meet the Japanese side of my new family after marrying a half-Okinawan man. Secondly, it was so that my mother-in-law could catch up with friends and extended family members. Finally, it… Continue reading The Challenge of Omiyage
In my family, there is myself, my husband, and my parents-in-law. (Due to a number of cultural and interpersonal factors I am estranged from my biological family) My Mother-in-Law is from Okinawa, my Father-in-Law is an atheist Englishman. My husband is a mix of the two, while I am a Protestant who was raised with… Continue reading The Kendrick Christmas Tradition
Don't know what the hell is going on in the picture? Because it's totally out of context. Funny, but perplexing without some form of explanation. Why is the man in the middle being used as a rotor telephone? Why is the man on the right calling on the phone, in space? Why is the man… Continue reading Ma’am I think you misunderstand.
One day I would like to live in a small home. Not too big, not too small. I say 'house' only because I'd like to be able to install my own solar panels and host a beehive, but I know that accommodating apartment managers can also facilitate these desires. It doesn't have to be a… Continue reading The Dream of a Small Home
This blog is titled 'Research and Beyond' for a reason. As my Twitter followers already know, @MIKendrick94 does not always post research-exclusive things. Sometimes I post things that are political, creative, feminist, or outside my field (STEM subjects, specifically). That is, in essence, because my journey as a PhD student and an academic-in-training is holistic.… Continue reading Why This Blog is not Purely Academic
Hi readers! It's Soap Box time. My Soap Box today is about things that are a Thing, and Shouldn't Be. Seriously. Wait until you see my list. After an eventful wedding in 2016, and the concept of planning for a family on the not-so-distant horizon after my PhD, I have encountered my fair share of… Continue reading Things that Don’t Make Sense (Pt 1)