Balance


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Get Away for a Much Needed Vacation

By | Jun.17.16 | 1 Comment

When I was a salaried associate at a large law firm, I received four weeks of paid vacation every year. And I always took every single day. I was shocked to find out I was …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

When the Fire Burns Low

By | Jun.03.16 | No Comments

When lawyers are firing on all cylinders, stoked by earning win after win, we say they have “a real fire in their belly.” (And we don’t mean indigestion!) You know the feeling — alight with …Continue reading »


On Balance

Finding Passion to Find Balance

By | May.23.16 | No Comments

Recently, on a particularly spectacular day at work, two victories came my clients’ way. I couldn’t help reflecting on the emotions coursing through me — it was as if the events of the day belonged to …Continue reading »


No Stress

Three Tips for Becoming More Resilient

By | May.16.16 | No Comments

Resilience is the ability to persevere through adversity and come out stronger than you were before. Resilience is a skill that anyone can learn and apply to any area of their life. People are not “born …Continue reading »


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 »