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Five Reasons to Come Out and Play

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 to play, but there are good reasons to incorporate play ...

Jamie Spannhake - September 16, 2016

Five Ways for Law Firms to Support Health and Wellness

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 those who work in the ...

Jamie Spannhake - August 19, 2016

Five Ways to Get Away for a Much Needed Vacation

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 in the minority, and that many attorneys hadn’t taken a vacation in ...

Jamie Spannhake - June 17, 2016

Top Five Fitness Metrics to Track

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 need to track your fitness? The answer is ...

Jamie Spannhake - April 22, 2016

Top 5 Perfect Traits of Non-Perfect People

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 time. I want to stop and give her a pat on the back. Or maybe even a ...

Jamie Spannhake - February 19, 2016

Five Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

While lots of things about the holidays are great, holiday travel is stressful. The roads and airports are crowded, the weather is not always cooperative, and the trips are often long. But don’t let holiday travel beat you down. Banish the ...

Jamie Spannhake - December 11, 2015

Five Ways to Manage Life in the Sandwich

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 their elderly parents. I am part of this so-called ...

Jamie Spannhake - November 6, 2015

Five Healthy Ways to Relax

“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 ...

Jamie Spannhake - September 11, 2015

Five Ways to Say ‘Me First’

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 this self-treatment? Perhaps it's because no one ...

Jamie Spannhake - July 17, 2015

Five Ways to Build True Fitness into Your Day

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 to build ...

Jamie Spannhake - May 22, 2015