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Endurance is patience concentrated.

Thomas Carlyle

Message from the Director

This is the third weekly Special Pandemic Edition Sidebar. In case you missed last week’s or are a new subscriber... Read More

How to Not Say the Wrong Thing

The ring theory is very helpful for knowing how to interact with the bereaved. Read More

That same ring theory can guide us in what to say (or not say) to our friends and fellows in the health care field. Read More.

Calls for Kindness in the Legal Profession

Something about facing our shared humanity during the pandemic has a way of reordering what is truly important. We can remain zealous advocates and preserve our clients’ positions, but we can do it with kindness. Read More

First Things First

One of my biggest struggles has been to bring order to the chaos of my life. For years, school provided the structure I needed. Now, with the onset of COVID-19 shutdowns, I had to ask myself, “What now?” I had to put these recovery tools into action. Read More

Staying in the Moment

I’ve been practicing “staying in the moment” for years as a strategy to interrupt my daily worrying and my less frequent, but much more intense, spiraling anxious thoughts. So I thought I knew all there was to know about what “staying in the moment” means… Read More

Exercises for Getting Present

Recently, I learned a new technique for focusing on the present from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation as part of my recovery from open heart surgery. It is called 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding, and I have more success with it than traditional meditation. Read More

A Millennial Lawyer Reflects

This morning I appeared in superior court for a preliminary injunction hearing….via video conference from my home office. To say it was a surreal experience would be an understatement. Read More.

Something to Consider

Patience. I thought I knew what it meant until it was brought up as a topic at my Al-Anon meeting. When I am becoming impatient, the key is not to bite my tongue or count to ten or whatever. Those restraints are well and good. But the key is to realize I have an idea in my mind about HOW THIS SHOULD BE, and to recognize that reality is not conforming to my expectations. The real work is to let go. Let go. It’s that simple. And that difficult. Let go of my attachment to expectations, to my way. As we sometimes say, “Let go or get dragged!”

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