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Jul 24, 2015

Don’t be ‘The Internalizer’

It is not easy, but it is possible to zealously advocate on behalf of your clients without internalizing their problems.

Regine Francois
Mar 18, 2015

Spring forward with your brain

How I stumbled upon meditation but have been mindful of it ever since.

Jun 17, 2013

Man’s best friend… and co-worker?

Would having your pet at the office help or cause more stress?

Jul 16, 2012

Striving for a ‘corpore sano’

Mens sana in corpore sano is a Latin phrase that means “a sound mind in a healthy body.” In everyday conversation, that phrase is often reduced to, “Healthy mind, healthy body.” The meaning is that there is a two-way connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body. Reducing stress, anxiety and worry helps your body […]

Jan 20, 2012

Building stress resilience

I ran across a thought-provoking article a few weeks ago: “High-achieving women need more than a bubble bath.” By “high-achieving” women, the article means women who are accomplishment-focused and achievement-oriented— yes, that includes you, my fellow attorneys! Actually, I found the article — as well as the book on which it was based — to […]

Jan 16, 2012

Making your list and checking it twice during a busy phase

It’s that time of year, when the holidays are over and reality sets in. Back to the grind. I find myself busier than I can remember in years past, although I’m sure that is not the case. I probably made the same statement this time last year, and the year before that, and the year before […]

Dec 27, 2011

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

With much of the stress of the holidays over now and work not as busy as normal this week, it’s a good time for many of us to reflect on the past year and set personal and professional goals for what we want to achieve in 2012. The federal government’s list of Americans’ most-popular new […]

Jun 7, 2011

Analysis: Economic stress at 2-year low

The nation’s economic stress fell to a two-year low in April, thanks to the strongest private-sector hiring in five years and a dip in bankruptcy filings, according to The Associated Press’ monthly analysis. The improved picture for jobs and bankruptcy filings offset a slight rise in foreclosures. The easing of stress was felt most in […]

Apr 14, 2011

I hated the bar exam

I hated the bar exam. I really hated it. Although a pacifist in faith, I must confess I had some very bad thoughts for the folks who created the bar exam and those who graded it. The months leading up to it were a miserable existence of studying various subjects, some of which had very little to no impact in my law school life. I still remember looking at my BarBri book and reviewing the subje[...]

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