Balance


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 »


The Fit Friday 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 »


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 | 2 Comments

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 »