Balance


The Friday Five

Five Reasons to Come Out and Play

By | Sep.16.16 | 1 Comment

We know that free-play is important to the development of children. But it’s also really important in the life of an adult. You may think you don’t need to play, that you don’t have time …Continue reading »


Managing Stress

What to Do When Everything Feels Bad

By | Sep.07.16 | No Comments

Another news story about terrorists. Images of people suffering around the world. Political discourse that calls up the worst in us. Clients who have horrendous stories of pain. When it comes to feeling weighed down …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways for Law Firms to Support Health and Wellness

By | Aug.19.16 | 1 Comment

We all know the practice of law is high stress. Law firms can be challenging places: client demands mean working beyond business hours, issues are real, stakes are high and tight deadlines abound. “Lawyers, similar to …Continue reading »


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 »