Balance


Nothing But the Ruth!

Lawyers, Depression and Substance Abuse: A Candid Q&A

By | Sep.18.14 | No Comments

The suicide of actor Robin Williams made many, including me, reflect on how problems related to depression and substance abuse can lead to desperate, irrational actions. Lawyers i[...]

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Five Ways Mindfulness Can Benefit Lawyers

By | Aug.20.14 | 5 Comments

Mindfulness means to be in the present and to accept each moment without preference or judgment. It’s an ancient practice that comes from Buddhism. It's not a religious practice.[...]

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New Balance: Finding the Dividing Line Between Life and Work

By | Jul.24.14 | 6 Comments

Sometime before the Great Recession (Depression?), there existed a quaint notion that people could stop working — at least some of the time. Over the course of recent years, howe[...]

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Is Your Professional Life Personally Fulfilling?

By | Sep.23.13 | 1 Comment

The degree to which individual lawyers fail to find professional life personally fulfilling can be a clear indicator of their level of risk of a malpractice claim or disciplinary c[...]

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Nothing But the Ruth!

Why Do Lawyers Do It? The Benefits of Running

By | Jun.10.13 | 1 Comment

I’ve always been athletic, but I didn’t become a runner until law school. Since then, I’ve participated in a handful of races, including four half marathons. Beyond helping m[...]

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Nothing but the Ruth!

Is Work-Life Balance a Fraud?

By | May.08.13 | 5 Comments

In an interview earlier this year, Laurel Bellows, managing partner of her Chicago business and employment law firm and current president of the American Bar Association, was as[...]

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