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 »

On Balance

Cautionary Tales of Personal Burnout

By | Oct.12.15 | No Comments

In a previous installment of “On Balance,” I wrote about the need for a true work-life balance as a lawyer, and specifically about the challenge of achieving it as a solo practitioner. Here, I’ll share …Continue reading »


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 »

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 »