Happy Doc Student Podcast

#56 Drs. in the House with Drs. Michael Stewart & Kelly Olson Stewart

December 01, 2021 Heather Frederick, PhD Episode 56
Happy Doc Student Podcast
#56 Drs. in the House with Drs. Michael Stewart & Kelly Olson Stewart
Show Notes

Both Drs. Michael Stewart and Kelly Olson Stewart received their EdDs from Arizona State University.  Michael and Kelly got married and started a family and then decided to pursue their doctoral degrees on this episode they share insights about how to not just survive but thrive when there is a doctor in the house!

Tips:

  1. Communicate!
    • Know when to ask for help – and then be specific about what you need.
    • Know when to give help – and be specific about how you want to help.
  2. It’s a ride best journeyed together (the person in the program should consider inviting their partner/friend/family member along for the ride and the person not getting the doctorate should consider being a co-pilot).
  3. Get creative and carve out small chunks of time when you can be totally present with each other.
  4. Find your theme song (see below)

 

P-Prioritize

A-Activate support systems

R-Reorganize space/time/systems

T-Talk

N-Navigate & notice

E-Energize

R-Review & Remind 

The theme song they used for their journeys:
I Won’t Give Up (by Jason Mraz)

When I look into your eyes

It's like watching the night sky

Or a beautiful sunrise

Well there's so much they hold

And just like them old stars

I see that you've come so far

To be right where you are

How old is your soul?

Well, I won't give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I'm giving you all my love

I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space

To do some navigating

I'll be here patiently waiting

To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn

Some even fall to the earth

We've got a lot to learn

God knows we're worth it

No, I won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily

I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make

Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use the tools and gifts

We got yeah we got a lot at stake

And in the end you're still my friend at least we did intend

For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn

We had to learn, how to bend without the world caving in

I had to learn what I got, and what I'm not

And who I am

I won't give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I'm giving you all my love

I'm still looking up

I'm still looking up

Well, I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)

God knows I'm tough (I am tough) he knows (I am loved)

We got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)

God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

I won't give up on us

Even if the skies get rough

I'm giving you all my love

I'm still looking up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1-4u9W-bns

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