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lawyers dealing with emotional trauma

Survival Skill No. 3 for Lawyers: Dealing With Emotional Trauma

Empathy is important for lawyers. But you must recognize when you're emotionally compromised by secondary trauma.

Link Christin - April 23, 2019

Survival Skill No. 2 for Lawyers: Dealing with Chronic Stress

Dealing with unrelenting stress puts you at high risk for professional burnout. Here are ways to build stress-busting survival skills.

Link Christin - March 20, 2019
Lawyer By Trade and Marathon Runner By Choice

How Marathon Running Has Made Me a Better Lawyer

Greenberg Traurig partner Chinh Pham, a lawyer by trade, a marathon runner by choice.

Chinh Pham - March 13, 2019
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Five Oldies but Goodies for Getting Fit

You don’t need to be on the cutting edge of every new fitness trend to get and stay fit.

Jamie Spannhake - February 22, 2019
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Survival Skill No. 1 for Lawyers: Emotional Resilience

Bouncing back is a skill that can easily be built with training — and one of the skills lawyers need for a long, healthy career.

Link Christin - February 20, 2019

Exhausted? Scrimping on Sleep Is Hazardous to Your Health

For over 20 years I worked past the point of mental and physical exhaustion to rack up the requisite billable hours at a corporate defense firm.

Lorie Eber - February 5, 2019

Lawyers Reaching Out to Lawyers With Mental Health Problems

Lawyers understand the high-stress loads of fellow lawyers. They are much more likely to “get it” and want to help in a confidential way.

Dan Lukasik - October 25, 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

Five Ways to Make Your Days Better

Sometimes your day is cruising happily along. Then some bump in the road — or a major pothole — comes along to derail you from the easy life. And then there are days when everything seems to go wrong all day long. Life isn't always easy, but ...

Jamie Spannhake - June 22, 2018
Nothing But the Ruth

How Do You Combat Mental Gremlins?

I have a group of mental gremlins that live in my head. Other people I know call their gremlins “the girls” or “the committee.” These are the voices in my head that tell me I suck at everything. Do you have a name for yours? When my gremlins ...

Ruth Carter - February 27, 2018