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Comments on Appearance

“You look great today!” “Love your outfit!” “Have you lost weight?” We’ve all heard comments like this in the office and in the courtroom. Even if you’re well-intentioned, giving compliments like this may not be okay.  Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t comment on someone’s appearance in a professional setting. The person may view [...]

Task Batching: How to Manage Hundreds of Emails Every Day

I could hear it in his voice — the frustration over trying to figure out how to deal with a never-ending flow of email was palpable. Unfortunately, before I could share a few thoughts, the elevator door opened and I had to walk away. If only I could have had a little more time. That’s [...]

Visitors Of The Mind

Thoughts. Feelings. Emotions. They're often compelling, and they're with us all day, every day. But they are actually only visitors. Granted, sometimes very powerful visitors, but they are visitors, nonetheless. I like to think of them the way I think of rainbows — seemingly very real, but if I change my perspective, they often disappear. [...]

By |2019-05-28T16:40:05-06:00May 29th, 2019|Attorney Wellness|0 Comments

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 partnered with ALPS for a 1-hour wellness webinar! Take the On-Demand course: "Why Making a Personal Wellness Pledge is Good for You and for Business"  “Stress” and “burnout” are two terms commonly tossed around the office, but many [...]

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