Balance


Friday Fit Five

Top Five Fitness Metrics to Track

By | Apr.22.16 | No Comments

You can track nearly everything related to fitness with an app or wearable, or some smart combination of the two: sleep, steps, heart rate, calories, nutrition … the list goes on. But do you really …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth

Depression: A Lawyer Pandemic

By | Mar.17.16 | 2 Comments

Arizona was hit hard by illness this winter. Several people at my law firm came down with cold and flu-type illnesses. Even I got sick; but thankfully, for my colleagues’ sake, I’m not contagious. I have …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Top 5 Perfect Traits of Non-Perfect People

By | Feb.19.16 | 2 Comments

When I see other lawyers trying to be perfect, I want to help them. More often than not, it’s a female lawyer who is also a mother, trying to be everything to everyone all the …Continue reading »


Work-Life Balance

Time Is Your Most Precious Resource

By | Feb.15.16 | No Comments

Making the most of your time — your most precious resource — results in a truly balanced life: You enjoy your work life and you enjoy your personal life. What lawyers do is hard. No …Continue reading »


Be a Noticer

Work-Life Balance: Where to Put the Accent

By | Jan.04.16 | No Comments

As we enter the new year, most of us make some resolutions. Commonly we want to lose weight, be more patient with family members or get better organized. And high on many lists is figuring …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Manage Life in the Sandwich

By | Nov.06.15 | No Comments

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s are living in the “sandwich,” not only working full-time and caring for their minor children but also caring for elderly parents. …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth

A More Purposeful Life: Rethinking Time

By | Oct.08.15 | No Comments

How did we decide our days would be broken up into “weekdays” and “weekends” and “business hours” and “personal time?” If you are someone’s employee, these concepts make sense. But not necessarily if you’re an …Continue reading »


Balance

12 Ways to Get Your Head Straight

By | Oct.05.15 | No Comments

You know that feeling you get when, brilliant as you almost always are, the words refuse to organize themselves into anything more than just ordinary? When the to-do list on your desk threatens to rise …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Starting the Day on a Happy Foot

By | Sep.14.15 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I listened to an episode of the podcast “Invisible Office Hours,” where the hosts, entrepreneurs Paul Jarvis and Jason Zook, shared their morning routines. They don’t begin their days by checking email and …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Healthy Ways to Relax

By | Sep.11.15 | No Comments

“Relax: re·lax (rəˈlaks/) v. make or become less tense or anxious.” Being tense and anxious can make you worried, uneasy, irritable, exhausted and even susceptible to illness, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, gastrointestinal ailments and depression. …Continue reading »