Health


WELL-BEING

Lawyers with ADD: A Problem or an Advantage?

By | Feb.19.18 | No Comments

In my work as a psychologist, most lawyers and law students who talk to me about their attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are typically under a fair amount of stress due to their symptoms. …Continue reading »


Friday Tech Tips

What’s an Active Workstation?

By | Jan.12.18 | 2 Comments

Remember the clickbait headline “Sitting Is the New Smoking”? One of the latest iterations of the perennial office ergonomics conversation, it helped give rise to the notion of an “active workstation.” I wish the headline …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Best Fit Tips to Take into the New Year

By | Dec.29.17 | No Comments

Now is the time that we reflect on our successes and failures of the past year — both professionally and personally — and plan for the upcoming year, setting goals for ourselves, our firms and …Continue reading »


Practice Management

Four Productivity Building Blocks of Effective, Efficient and Happy Lawyers

By | Dec.26.17 | 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 »


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 »


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 »