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R.A.I.N.

It's an acronym created by Michelle McDonald and popularized by Rick Hansen, Ph.D. in a 2014 article published by Psychology Today magazine. According to Hansen, "R.A.I.N. and related practices of spacious awareness are fundamental to mental health, and always worth doing in their own right. Additionally, sometimes they enable painful or challenging contents of mind to dissipate [...]

By |2019-05-15T16:04:01-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

You, Only Better: How Leaders Think about Self-Care

I work with leaders at companies as varied as finance, law, healthcare, education, and more. As their "Executive Coach," they ask me surface-level questions such as, "how can I get things done more efficiently?" or "how can I organize my email and calendar to be more effective?" Professionally, I acknowledge them for asking what seem [...]

The Cost of Stress is Higher Than You Think

Ready to make your health a priority in your law practice and daily worklife balance? Lauren Baptiste is partnering with ALPS for a 1-hour wellness webinar on May 15! Sign up now: "Why Making a Personal Wellness Pledge is Good for You and for Business"  “Stress” and “burnout” are two terms commonly tossed around the [...]

The Importance of Recognizing Personal Boundaries in the Practice of Law

Boundaries are important. In sports, they define the area of play. In real estate, they designate what one owns. And in personal relationships, they mark the emotional and physical limits everyone establishes in order to protect themselves from being manipulated, used, or violated by someone else. In short, personal boundaries mark the place where one [...]

ALPS In Brief – Episode 31: We Have a Problem to Solve – Why Wellness at Work is a Win Win

Ready to make your health a priority in your law practice and daily worklife balance? Lauren Baptiste is partnering with ALPS for a 1-hour wellness webinar on May 15! Sign up now: "Why Making a Personal Wellness Pledge is Good for You and for Business"  We see malpractice claims result from failure to file a [...]

A Dose of (Self) Coaching

If you want to achieve a goal, finding someone who will coach you will help make that goal a reality. But, if you’re not ready yet to commit to someone else you can still get started. Practice self-coaching and you’ll get an idea of what it’s like! There are two ways to change the momentum [...]

By |2019-03-17T16:18:32-06:00March 13th, 2019|Attorney Wellness, Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

The Beat Goes On

As an advocate of mindfulness and meditation programs in law firms, I have a somewhat different take on the lawyer well-being issue that has been championed by the American Bar Association (ABA), but we both agree that lawyer well-being is a timely and important concern. For the longest time (since at least 1980, when I [...]

By |2019-02-27T12:43:03-06:00February 27th, 2019|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

Creating More Productive Days

Here’s the scenario…as you read the next few lines, ask yourself, “What would I do?” It’s 4:35 pm, on a Thursday afternoon. It’s not raining or snowing outside, but there’s still a winter chill in the air. Your email inbox notification just blinked, there’s a file on your desk you haven’t looked at all day, [...]

By |2019-02-12T18:04:50-06:00February 13th, 2019|Attorney Wellness, Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Since the Aging Process Never Stops, the Day Will Come When…

In the middle of a conversation with one of our insureds on the topic of the difficulty of learning to say no, the fine gentleman I was conversing with did a jump shift on me. For whatever reason, he felt it was important to acknowledge that he was cognizant of his age and he wanted [...]