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Well-Being

Five Ways to Think Differently About Stress

Instead of focusing on the circumstances causing your stress, try focusing on your perception of the circumstances.

Jamie Spannhake - October 19, 2018

Running the Day Productively

Five suggestions from Paul Burton to help you stay focused and make the most of your time today.

Paul H. Burton - October 2, 2018
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Seven Ways Lawyers Can Reduce Clients’ Stress

We can't alleviate all the stressors felt by our clients in the course of their legal matters, but when lawyers, law firms and clients work together, the stress can be reduced and effectively managed.

Jamie Spannhake - September 21, 2018

How to Be Productive When You’re a Depressed Lawyer

The demands of work don’t stop when you are depressed. Dan Lukasik, of LawyersWithDepression.com, on the struggle to get things done when you're a depressed lawyer.

Dan Lukasik - September 6, 2018

Five Ways to Feel Less Anxious and More Balanced

Legal careers can be anxiety filled. Five ways to naturally increase serotonin levels in the brain to reduce feelings of anxiety, agitation or depression.

Jamie Spannhake - August 24, 2018

Your Chronic Stress: It’s a Matter of Confidence, Not Competence

For many lawyers, the most intolerable stress is due to imposter syndrome.

Neha Sampat - August 15, 2018
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Lawyer Loneliness: You’re Not Alone in Feeling Alone

What is it about the practice of law that invites loneliness more than other professions? While I am sure there are many additional factors, below are some of the common sources of loneliness that I regularly see in lawyers.

Shawn Healy - August 7, 2018

Creating Purpose: What Are You Doing Today?

In his book “Make Today Count,” John C. Maxwell famously said that every person needs to strive to make that happen. It is a wonderful way to live if practiced correctly. Making today count requires discipline — it requires understanding and ...

Daniel Gold - July 26, 2018
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

When It’s Your Mental Health, the Bar Can Wait

Individuals preparing for bar admission may face a terrible predicament — weighing the need for mental health treatment against the likely difficulty imposed by the bar if they disclose treatment in their moral character application. This needs ...

Megan Zavieh - July 24, 2018

A Lawyer’s Search for Right Livelihood

While the most self-serving among us give the profession a bad name and justify nearly every bad lawyer joke, most of us became lawyers because we genuinely want to help people. You need only speak to a class of first-year law students to get a ...

Zachary Horn - July 6, 2018