I Gotta Get Out of Here

A Third Place Can Be the Best Place to Work

By | Jul.03.18 | No Comments

I work at home. I work in an untidy office hanging off the back of my house where my dog sleeps on the couch and the plants could probably be watered more. My neighbors have …Continue reading »

Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Make Your Days Better

By | Jun.22.18 | No Comments

Sometimes your day is cruising happily along when a bump in the road — or a major pothole — comes along to derail you from the easy life. And then there are days when everything …Continue reading »

Time Management

Urgent versus Important: Where Should You Focus?

By | May.14.18 | No Comments

Much time is wasted by our inability to focus our attention and effort on what is truly important. Whether due to distractions (email alerts, shiny objects, interruptions), difficulty prioritizing or basing decisions on how we …Continue reading »

Make Room for Joy

Busy Lawyers Must Learn to Say No

By | May.09.18 | No Comments

There’s a saying that goes, “If you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.” Many of us have been that person at one time or another — or felt a pang of …Continue reading »

The Satisfaction Dilemma

Confronting Lawyer Turnover in Law Firms

By | May.02.18 | No Comments

Turnover in law firms, especially with young lawyers, is at its highest level ever. Nothing law firms have done to date has reversed this trend and the damage to firms is almost unfathomable. Thanks to …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Five Traits of Great Lawyers

By | Apr.20.18 | No Comments

What makes a great lawyer? Is it intelligence, good people skills, effective writing? Of course, we must have a certain level of intelligence and motivation, along with experience and opportunities. But the truth is, the …Continue reading »

Nothing But the Ruth!

How Do You Combat Mental Gremlins?

By | Feb.27.18 | No Comments

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 …Continue reading »

Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

By | Feb.23.18 | No Comments

The U.S. is in the midst of a severe flu season, and flu cases are still increasing across the country. Influenza activity often begins to increase in October and November, peaks between December and March …Continue reading »


Lawyers with ADD: A Problem or an Advantage?

By | Feb.19.18 | No Comments

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. …Continue reading »

The Friday Five

Shoot for a Realistic Work-Life Balance in 2018

By | Jan.19.18 | No Comments

Now that you’ve survived — maybe even enjoyed — the rounds of law firm holiday parties, the slate is wiped clean for 2018. No doubt, resolutions and good intentions bubbled up with the start of …Continue reading »