“I feel so miserable and the feeling of misery is making me feel guilty.” In speaking with hundreds of lawyers from across the country,
I want to be fully emotionally and mentally present with my kids. Storytime, trips to the park, building Legos—I want to give my children my undivided attention or at least limit the distractions during these times.
I was at a conference in a breakout session and one lawyer shared, “Even though there are 300 lawyers in my building, I feel
As lawyers, we identify so much of who we are with what we do. Therefore, it’s difficult to think about a career change because it can feel as though we’re losing a part of our identity.
“I am constantly on edge. It feels like I’m walking around with an open wound,” says the lawyer who I’ve been coaching. This is a
When I work with lawyers, often, they get stuck and feel overwhelmed because they are trying to do too much, change too quickly and force their way through their struggles rather than take a gentler, smarter approach.
As lawyers, we value the mind. We value thinking. We value our analytical prowess. Yet, the thinking mind can be a terrible roommate. Often, lawyers
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
You can blame or target the person, thing, or event that initially caused the anger but the only thing you can change is your relationship to anger.
What Can Law Firms Do To Promote Well-Being? Suggestions From National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
Last week, the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being issued a 73-page report on “creating a movement to improve well-being in the legal profession.” The report