Category: Mental Health

how to deal with lawyer burnout

How to Deal with Lawyer Burnout

Unhappy lawyers are leaving their jobs and careers in droves. Pre-pandemic, lawyers were exhausted. Now they face never-ending work without the release of social interaction or adventure. It all culminates in a perfect storm for lawyer burnout. Here’s how to cope if you’re a lawyer,...

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The Easy Hack I Use to Make Failure Fun

We know that trying new things and meeting new people are integral to achieving our goals. But we also know that all these new things can lead to a lot of rejection. Rejection is hard! How does one motivate oneself to keep going even when...

Why I'm Still an Optimist (Yes, Even in 2020)

Why I’m Still an Optimist (Yes, Even in 2020)

Many believe that the world is objectively at its worst right now and that anyone who would say otherwise is stupid or ill-informed. To that, I’ll say you’re objectively wrong and, even if you were objectively right, you are still wrong to act in a...

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Health, Wealth, and Happiness: The Secret to Finding All Three

A few years ago, I realized I had discovered the “secret” to succeeding in the health, wealth, and happiness departments. I had lost ten pounds and was keeping it off. My legs had never been so toned, my skin was glowing, work was fulfilling, my...

how nice girls can win

How Nice Girls Can Win

Why do nice girls finish last? Being “nice” is different than being “kind”, even though the two can look the same from a distance. Being nice is performing acts in order to get something in return. Being kind is treating people with compassion without any...

be happy on a low income

How to Be Happy on a Low Income

It’s easy to think that the rich life is the happier life, but it’s sometimes easier to be happy on a low income. Fact of the matter is, opulence can be an impediment to happiness. For instance, my friends still talk about a certain buffet...

positive stories during the coronavirus

100 Good Stories During The Coronavirus Lockdown

There is no shortage of bad things to discuss right now. It’s easy to lambast governments for their actions or inactions or to be indignant at people for not socially distancing properly or for panic buying or other acts of selfishness. We were already in...

Read the News Like a Lawyer

Lawyers do not take in information passively. We’re poking holes and asking questions that I think every educated citizen should when reading the news. Here’s how you can also read news like a lawyer.

what introverts get wrong about extroverts

No, Extroverts Aren’t All Boasting: What Introverts Get Wrong

I wish I could counter Susan Cain’s groundbreaking book about introverts, Quiet, with one about extroverts. I’d call it, “Also Quiet.” One assumes that if a book about introverts is called, Quiet, then a book about their opposite should be called “Loud.” But while Ms....

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Women, This is Why You Will Never Feel Safe

[*This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small amount of money if you click and/or buy a product from clicking on these links.] There are 700 million hits for “women live in fear,” discussing how #yesallwomen live in constant fear of violence.  This...