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
It’s that time of year. The dreaded bar exam. The final threshold you must cross to transition from law student to lawyer. I took the bar
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
That yearning for something different whether you choose to act on it or not deserves to be heard. It deserves a place in your heart and mind. It deserves a place in your psyche.
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.
Why is there a disconnect between knowing the things that are good for us and actually doing it? Why is it that I’m so often tempted by that glazed donut sitting in the cafeteria but overlook the apple?
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.
This is the essence of mindfulness. Opening to whatever life may be presenting to you in this moment, and taking a gentle stance.