Health


Feeling Disconnected

Loneliness: Taking Care to Stay Connected

By | Dec.06.16 | No Comments

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 »


Timing Your Retirement

Should Your Career Expire When Your Lease Does?

By | Oct.04.16 | No Comments

Clients often ask me, “Roy, what’s the biggest mistake solo practitioners and small firm owners make when considering their retirement/succession strategies?” My answer? Attorneys permit their office situation, specifically a lease obligation, to muck things up. When …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 »


No Stress

Three Tips for Becoming More Resilient

By | May.16.16 | No Comments

Resilience is the ability to persevere through adversity and come out stronger than you were before. Resilience is a skill that anyone can learn and apply to any area of their life. People are not “born …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Top Five Fitness Metrics to Track

By | Apr.22.16 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth

Depression: A Lawyer Pandemic

By | Mar.17.16 | 2 Comments

Arizona was hit hard by illness this winter. Several people at my law firm came down with cold and flu-type illnesses. Even I got sick; but thankfully, for my colleagues’ sake, I’m not contagious. I have …Continue reading »