Balance


Be it Resolved 2017

What’s Fueling Your Growth in 2017?

By | Dec.27.16 | No Comments

Now that the gift-giving is over, we set to work planning for 2017. For a little perspective to start your new year, we asked a cadre of law practice management experts, “What’s the single resolution …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

By | Dec.16.16 | No Comments

Ah, the holiday season! The best of times, but with all the cheer comes a lot of stress, which can sometimes make it feel like the worst of times. First, there are so many things …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

What’s Your Word for 2017?

By | Dec.14.16 | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, a member of my business mastermind group posed a simple but profound question: What word encapsulates your hopes, goals and feelings for 2017? It’s a challenging question. As an entrepreneur, December is …Continue reading »


Feeling Disconnected

Loneliness: Taking Care to Stay Connected

By | Dec.06.16 | 1 Comment

Mountain climbers are fastidious about the lines they trust their lives to, and scuba divers are constantly checking the tanks and regulators on which they depend. In the hectic world of practicing law — when …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

Coping With Stress: Trudging Through the Drudgery

By | Nov.17.16 | No Comments

“How do you cope with stress?” That was this month’s question from my Attorney at Work editors. At first, I laughed at the question, but the gentlest response I can give is, “Not gracefully.” I’ve been open …Continue reading »


Get it Done

End the ‘I Don’t Have Time for That!’ Problem

By | Nov.03.16 | No Comments

In the Broadway musical “Rent,” there is this great lyric: “In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes — how do you measure a year in the life?” It has always stuck with me. Why? Every single …Continue reading »


Time Management

Why Are You at the Office Until 10 p.m.?

By | Oct.24.16 | 2 Comments

The early days of my legal career at a big firm involved lots of late nights at the office. It seemed like I was routinely getting home around 11 p.m. — often later. It was a …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Fitness Trends in 2016: Keep Them or Let Them Go?

By | Oct.21.16 | No Comments

Now that we are in the fourth quarter of 2016, we can look back and assess some of the year’s health and fitness trends. Which ones have real staying power? There are always many predictions for …Continue reading »


On Balance

Ethics Case for Attorney Retreats

By | Oct.05.16 | No Comments

Our own Merrilyn Astin Tarlton recently wrote here about five ways solos can find time for law firm retreats. And on that score, recently I became involved in a lengthy conversation with a large group of …Continue reading »


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 »