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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


Academia is tough. Throughout my 11 year journey I've come to a few realizations: 

Struggling to maintain a healthy mental state is not a right of passage

Failing is not a sign of weakness, in fact the only way to push the boundaries of knowledge is to fail forward.

My identity is not to our detriment but rather to our strength. Science requires creativity to solve complex problems.

The only way to do true, good work, is to make sure I'm in good health.

Over the course of my academic career, I've faced many challenges but, each I time I've circled back to gratitude.

Yes, GRAD-itude in the sense of a deep appreciation for my academic journey but also what this type of attitude represents; a growth mindset.


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

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