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Spring Cleaning: How to Declutter and Organize Your Law Office

  Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, has it right: Decluttering your work space and home can immensely improve your life with balance, clarity, and overall wellness.  As reported in The CheatSheet, “Kondo instructs every client to hold each item they’re attempting to tidy and […]

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Lessons We Can All Learn from Little League

  Last spring, my then 11-year old son was in a pressure cooker situation. He was on the mound in the bottom of the last inning of a Little League game. The bases were loaded, the score tied with no outs, and he was behind the batter with a 3-0 count (meaning three balls and […]

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A Formerly Depressed Lawyer Shares Critical Lessons He Learned

  As Rocket Matter reported in its depression series, lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as people with other jobs. More than 25% of lawyers suffer from depression. Far too many deal with addiction. These stats really strike home because these issues have affected me, too. I became dysfunctionally depressed in 2004 […]

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Ep 66: Equine Gestalt Therapy for Lawyers

What do horses have to do with your mental health? Find out on this week’s episode of the 10 Minute Law Firm Podcast, when Larry Port talks to former attorney Andrea Hall. Andrea currently specializes in the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method® (EGCMethod). Learn how the EGCMethod is used to help heal past trauma and promote an overall sense of […]

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Commandments for Lawyers: How to Make 2019 Your Happiest Year Yet

  You might have a whole host of resolutions for 2019: Lose weight, stop smoking, or pick up a new hobby, for instance. However, the most important resolution of all might just be the most simple: Find happiness. Many people have found life-changing results when incorporating the following suggestions into their lifestyles. Not only will […]

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Pets in the Office? Here’s What Lawyers Have to Say About That

  Want to bring your pet to work? Well, as we’ve covered recently, doing so is actually good for your health and your productivity. We spoke with lawyers about what they find most beneficial about bringing their pets to work. Here’s what they had to say: “I started bringing my pet to work from day one […]

Why Lawyers Should Bring Their Dogs to the Office

  As attorney wellness takes center stage across the nation—thanks in large part to the 2016 landmark study  that revealed significant substance abuse and mental health issues among practicing attorneys–people are looking for ways to reduce stress in the legal industry. Turns out that our pets might be able to help do just that. In fact, research […]

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How Lawyers Should (and Shouldn’t!) Answer Phone Calls

  Early in my solo practice, before I knew anything about building a client-centered law firm, I came up with a brilliant plan. I was tired of getting interrupted by phone calls, so I decided to just send all calls to voicemail and block off time to return them at 10am and 3pm every weekday. […]

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Why Lawyers Need to Start Talking About Mental Health’s No. 1 Killer

  I suppose when you’ve been in the eating disorders arena for more than a decade as I have, it should not be surprising when those involved in the general mental health conversation fail to mention such insidious and life-threatening diseases as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.  After all, even though eating disorders […]