The one theme I see that comes up repeatedly with lawyers is unhappiness and discontentment. I often hear lawyers say, “I’m so unhappy at my
One interesting observation I made during the month-long silent meditation retreat was how long it took before the phantom vibration went away. I’d constantly catch
You intuitively know that when you’re under a high amount of stress, experiencing anxiety or in full panic mode, it leads to bad decision making.
Lawyers struggle with a high rate of anxiety. It makes sense. We’re expected to deliver outcomes that are favorable to our clients, yet, have little
Anxiety is part of the mental landscape for many lawyers. I used to be an anxious lawyer (hence, the title of our book, The Anxious
Last year, my co-author, Karen Gifford and I had an opportunity to partner with the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Last week, I was in Owensboro, KY at the Kentucky Bar Association’s Annual Meeting where I gave a talk on practical ways of increasing our
One surprising thing I learned when I started to practice mindfulness is this: the mind is a very busy and noisy place.
Perhaps we should’ve learned in law school that as a lawyer, as a good and successful lawyer, we will occasionally (or even frequently) “lose.” However, it would be wrong to assume the loss is a reflection on you as a lawyer or your lawyering ability.
However, recent studies show that with practice, people can elevate their baseline happiness level. We now know that the brain continues to develop and is capable of change—known as neuroplasticity.