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Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Get Away for a Much Needed Vacation

By | Jun.17.16 | 1 Comment

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 »


Friday Fit Five

Top 5 Perfect Traits of Non-Perfect People

By | Feb.19.16 | 2 Comments

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 …Continue reading »


Be a Noticer

Work-Life Balance: Where to Put the Accent

By | Jan.04.16 | No Comments

As we enter the new year, most of us make some resolutions. Commonly we want to lose weight, be more patient with family members or get better organized. And high on many lists is figuring …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

By | Dec.11.15 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Manage Life in the Sandwich

By | Nov.06.15 | No Comments

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 elderly parents. …Continue reading »


On Balance

Cautionary Tales of Personal Burnout

By | Oct.12.15 | No Comments

In a previous installment of “On Balance,” I wrote about the need for a true work-life balance as a lawyer, and specifically about the challenge of achieving it as a solo practitioner. Here, I’ll share …Continue reading »


Balance

12 Ways to Get Your Head Straight

By | Oct.05.15 | No Comments

You know that feeling you get when, brilliant as you almost always are, the words refuse to organize themselves into anything more than just ordinary? When the to-do list on your desk threatens to rise …Continue reading »