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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
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Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

Pandemic or not, our clients don’t stop needing us. As a lawyer and mother, I often say, “I don’t have time to be sick!” As we all know, without your health, nothing else matters: You cannot work, take care of clients, be there for your family, ...

Jamie Spannhake - February 23, 2018
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Lawyers with ADD: A Problem or an Advantage?

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. Most people see ...

Shawn Healy - February 19, 2018
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What’s an Active Workstation?

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 jibed with reality. It ...

Luigi Benetton - January 12, 2018