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Why Uncertainty Isn't So Bad + How to Embrace It

Why Uncertainty Isn't So Bad + How to Embrace It

Sitting in the auditorium during orientation, I listened to various deans, distinguished alumni, and student leaders drone on about the rigors of earning a law degree.

There were obligatory mentions of not everyone making it to graduation (or even the end of the first week) and of the intense strain on personal relationships.

But the message I remembered most clearly was about uncertainty.

Honoring Your Authentic Self

Honoring Your Authentic Self

One thing you probably haven’t thought about in relation to your legal career is whether or not you’re being true to your authentic self.

What does that even mean? Enough with the life coachy bullshit already!

I’m talking about being the person you truly are at your core.

Not the person your parents want you to be. Or that your friends see. Or that your boss expects.

How Being a Lawyer Prepared Me for Mamahood

How Being a Lawyer Prepared Me for Mamahood

I knew I wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember. (Don’t even get me started on the fallout I experienced by following an uninformed childhood dream.) I also knew that I wanted to be a mama. And as I got older, I became more aware of the challenges that being both presented.

I told myself I could handle the challenges of doing each well, but deep down I didn’t want to do both. I’m one of those people who just doesn’t half-ass anything.  And I knew that if I could have things my way, I’d be whole-assing the mama thing.

2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosis

2 Easy Steps to Your Self-Care Diagnosis

What do I mean by self-care?

I mean giving yourself whatever it is you need to feel refreshed, relaxed and more like your best self.

For some of us, that may involve setting aside an entire afternoon for an outdoor adventure like running, biking or rock climbing.

For others, self-care may take the form of getting a massage or curling up on the couch to watch a movie with a loved one.

And when times are really rough, minimum self-care can involve an early bedtime, a much needed shower or a healthful meal. Sometimes these basic needs can pay dividends when you're super stressed.

How to Be Kind to A-Holes at Work

How to Be Kind to A-Holes at Work

My theory based on thirty-some-odd years of observation is that we are born knowing that kindness is the way to go, then something teaches us to be unkind. Blame a messed-up home life, butthead classmates, anxiety disorders or whatever.

Presto change-o, a jerk is made.

So besides the obvious reasons (e.g., nobody likes a butthole, you get more flies with honey than vinegar, it’s unprofessional), here are some helpful nuggets to prevent you from losing your shit when dealing with jerks in the workplace.

3 Strategies for Sticking to Your Goals

3 Strategies for Sticking to Your Goals

Time to take action!

Sounds simple enough, I know. But if it really were so simple, why do most people fail to take meaningful steps toward meeting their resolutions by the time February rolls around?

Because change is SCARY.

Yup. Even welcome change can be enough to derail the most motivated goal-setter if the foundation for success isn’t solid. Happens to the best of us.

The good news is you can keep fear at bay by using these three strategies.

5 Steps to a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

5 Steps to a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

It’s that time again.  The beginning of a new year when we’re bombarded with messages of resolution making:  Eat healthier!  Get out of debt!  Quit [insert bad habit here]!

Don’t get me wrong; I’m not against making a resolution or two (or more), but I am against making resolutions that have no chance of being kept.

Wanna learn how to create a New Year’s resolution you’ll actually keep?