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 »

The 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 »

Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Say ‘Me First’

By | Jul.17.15 | 2 Comments

Why is it that we take care of everyone and everything else before we take care of ourselves? Why do we neglect our needs in ways we would never tolerate from another person? Why do we accept …Continue reading »

Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

By | May.22.15 | 1 Comment

Fitness, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the quality or state of being fit.” So what, then, is “fit”? Therein lies the key to true fitness. As Merriam-Webster explains, “fit” means “sound physically and mentally.” Here are five ways …Continue reading »

Four Brain Games

Be Smart, Take Breaks for Peak Performance

By | May.04.15 | No Comments

The mind is not a marathon runner. It’s a sprinter. When you push it too long, decision fatigue sets in and performance suffers. Filling the mental energy tank back up is easy. Just take a break. Think …Continue reading »

Friday Fit Five

Five Ways Your Smartphone Can Keep You Healthy

By | Mar.20.15 | 2 Comments

That iPhone or Android in your pocket already does nearly everything but wash the car. So why not apply your smartphone’s smarts to getting and keeping a healthy glow? Today, lawyer and certified health coach …Continue reading »

Five Ways Mindfulness Can Benefit Lawyers

By | Aug.20.14 | 8 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. Rather, it’s a way to engage …Continue reading »


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 complaint. So let’s go with that. Ask …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Relax and Take Five for Yourself!

By | Jun.21.13 | No Comments

As of 1:04 a.m. EST, it’s officially summer! And about darn time. Since we’re feeling the celebratory summer solstice joy today, we’re revisiting one of our favorite posts, with well-timed advice on ways to enjoy …Continue reading »

The Reading List

Wise Lawyers Don’t Eat Junk

By | May.01.13 | No Comments

Stop! Put down that maple-drizzled oat-pecan scone and back away, slowly. Now think: Are those 440 empty calories worth of sugar, fat and carbs truly the best way for a lawyer to refuel in the afternoon? …Continue reading »