Health


A Double Life

Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

By | Dec.14.17 | No Comments

They say “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their …Continue reading »


Winning and Losing

In Search of a Perfect Record: The Price of Trying to Be ‘The Best’

By | Nov.20.17 | No Comments

In the competitive world of law, it is not uncommon to feel (consciously or unconsciously) that failure is not an option. However, the quest for perfection is a double-edged sword. While striving toward it can …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Steps to Confront Burnout, Addiction and Depression

By | Sep.15.17 | No Comments

There’s no denying it: Lawyers have the highest behavioral impairment rate of any profession. Research has shown it. It is spotlighted in the media, as in a recent New York Times feature on a lawyer …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Get Your Resolve Back

By | Feb.17.17 | No Comments

It’s only been about six weeks since you made your New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you are doing great. Perhaps your motivation is waning. Or maybe you’re just not as far along as you’d planned. Wherever …Continue reading »


Practice Management

Four Productivity Building Blocks of Effective, Efficient and Happy Lawyers

By | Feb.02.17 | 1 Comment

Recently I posed this question to lawyers: “Why are you at the office until 10 p.m.?” Working late from time to time is an unavoidable consequence of being a lawyer. Still, many lawyers fail to structure …Continue reading »


Health and Happiness

Desk-icide: Seven Ways Your Workplace Is Making You Sick

By | Jan.24.17 | 2 Comments

Sitting for long hours, indoors, staring at a computer and shoveling in bad food at work isn’t just a bad idea, it can be devastating to your health. I know, it seems almost counter-intuitive: Worker …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 »


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 »


The Friday Five

Five Easy Ways to Create a Healthy, Less-Stressed Workplace

By | Nov.11.16 | No Comments

Stress is a natural part of any good lawyer’s life. Recently, however, it’s been a bit much, no? Little wonder that soothing GIF that helps sync your breathing has gone viral again. And it actually works, for …Continue reading »