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Welcome, I'm so glad you're here!

You've landed in the right place if you're a PhD student searching for tools to learn evidence based strategies to reduce stress

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The Mindful 



Has helped 300+ doctoral students...

Learn mindfulness practices that help reduce and manage stress to become a student who prioritizes inner peace and overall well-being

Create a purpose-filled life where you set your intentions based on your goals and a clear understanding of who you are

Surround yourself with like-minded people who uplift you, support you, and inspire you to keep going

Uncover methods to displace negative emotions that make you feel anxious, unworthy, and frustrated


Virologist, Author, and Speaker

Danielle is currently a PhD candidate in The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her thesis work aims to characterize the evolution of HIV tropism in the central nervous system. She has completed her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from San Diego State University (2018). Shortly after graduation, she moved to Seattle, WA where she spent two years as an NIH PREP Scholar at The University of Washington where she studied adenovirus entry and HIV evolution in primates.

Danielle has spent years studying mindfulness and she uses these practices daily. She has been able to combat severe anxiety and clinical depression, and thrive in a toxic research environment. Her goal is to empower students to prioritize their well being through mindfulness

Danielle R. Williams


Absolutely loved my experience with the book. I can't wait to show my Ph.D. peers who would love this book as much as I do, if not more."


-2nd Year Ph.D. Student

This book is incredibly impressive. The prompts are great and flow in a way that makes sense to me. Such a great book/journal that will really help academics."


-Zoe Silverman, LCSW

I really liked the science explanation of what compassion looks like. It really put into perspective how this can be applied

-ABRCMS 2024 Workshop Attendee

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