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“Don’t live in the wreckage of an imagined future. ”

— Robynn Moraites

Bless These Tears

Party down, rock and roll, snort some coke, lose some soul.
17, running wild, bullet proof, foolish child.
Got the grades, got the girl, let's give UNC a whirl.
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This article is also a featured podcast episode: Bless These Tears. Listen here.

Practice Perspective

Practicing “The Pause+” allows this attorney to avoid rash, “in the moment” decisions or reactions he might later regret. Read more.

Mindful Moment

Does self-doubt have you hiding professionally? Self-doubt is common among most people, and even more common among high-achieving professionals like attorneys and judges. Read more.

This Mindful Moment is also a featured podcast episode: Dismantling Self-Doubt. Listen here.

The Professional Brain

We are introducing a new column, The Professional Brain, by professor and author, Debra Austin. In her newsletter, in 200-300 words, she highlights brain research and a key take away – everything from stress reduction to dementia prevention tips. You can subscribe directly to her newsletter at her website.

This quarter, we are featuring: some compelling reasons why we take therapy dogs to NC law schools when we hold office hours. Read more.

New Trend: Anxiety about Anxiety

An unintended consequence of increased mental health awareness, anxiety about anxiety, is covered in this funny article about kids headed to college. Turns out it isn’t the kids who are anxious. Let’s everyone just take a breath. Read more.

How to Thrive in an Uncertain World

Election anxiety, COVID anxiety, climate anxiety, my-kid-is-going-to-college anxiety, all trigger the parts of our brain that deal with uncertainty. There is a direct correlation between mental health issues (like anxiety and depression) and our tolerance (or intolerance) for uncertainty. FOTU (Fear of the Unknown) has been crowned “one fear to rule them all.” Research shows that people’s resilience rises as their tolerance for uncertainty improves. Read more.

Something to Consider

Go into this week with the attitude that your peace,
your health of mind and your heart
mean more than getting everything else done.
That your smile matters.
That feeling rested matters.
That holding the hands of your loved ones matter.
So pause lots, function at a pace
that doesn't pull you apart. Honor the things that make you
feel good inside, the things that make you feel alive.
Give time to those things this week.
Make time the gift it is, by
giving it to what really matters to you.

—S.C. Lourie

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