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The daily grind of graduate work is tough.

Sometimes you just need a soothing and supportive break.

You've been working on this chapter for weeks.

You feel like you're going in circles.

You can't take another five minutes of slogging through your unfinished draft.

You need a break but feel guilty about the "wasted" time.

What you need is a newsletter that offers helpful strategies and insights - not to push you harder and faster, but to help you slow down, breathe, and feel motivated and in control.


Subscribe to the RWP Coffee Break newsletter and get a twice-monthly excuse to pause and prioritize your mental wealth – a free, feel-good way to recharge your graduate battery.


How can a newsletter make your graduate experience better?

Rethink the way you think about work

We’ll explore tried-and-tested ways to make research and writing easier.

Know you're not alone

Find validation and reassurance in hearing the stories of other graduate students

Learn how to be your best self

We’ll explore the science of productivity, mental health, and focus.

Find your next interesting read, watch, or thinking pause

I’ll share book recommendations, inspirational resources, and my own personal happy list.

connect to a supportive community

Find opportunities to connect of a tribe of other wellbeing-focused researchers.

Let's Make #AcademicCare the Norm!

Join in the shift to supportive academia, one newsletter break at a time.

Meet the author

My name is Dr. Jen Harrison, and as a doctoral writing coach, my job is to help you get meet your graduate degree goals.

  • PhD – 2009 from the University of Wales

  • Professor of English

  • Writing instructor and PhD tutor

  • Published researcher

  • Author of multiple books and articles in my own field (children’s literature)

  • Editor and reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed publications

  • Fully trained academic editor

Can I make your graduate work break productive? Why, yes, I can!