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Setting New Year’s goals that stick


Whether 2019 was the best year of your life, or you couldn’t wait for it to be over, there’s a sense of having a fresh start on Jan. 1 that we all hold onto. The new year is a time ...

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Do you suffer from decision fatigue?


Paper or plastic? Skirt or pants? Credit or debit? The list of daily decisions we make goes on. It’s estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day. 226.7 of those decisions are made on food alone. Some ...

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Employers can set wellness examples


They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So if you notice that workplace morale is low – if it appears that your partners, associates and paralegals have grown sluggish and seem down – the answer to turning things ...

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Create a holiday self-care checklist


It’s easy to slip up on both our physical and mental wellness routines during the holiday season. And while these final months of the year should be filled with delicious food, festive drink and skipping the gym once or twice, ...

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Feeling unproductive? Try reframing your focus


America is the motherland of workaholics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. citizen works 44 hours per week. Most are pushing 50 hours – and if you’re a lawyer, pulling 60 to 70 hour work weeks ...

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You’re sitting (and staring) too much


If you’re on social media (or simply don’t live under a rock) then you’re likely savvy to the health trends taking over pop culture. Kale is in and carbs are out. Be sure to hit 10,000 steps per day. Eat ...

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Stress management tips for anxious attorneys


The percentage of Americans who feel anxious at work is high, and those numbers are only continuing to grow. According to the CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, studies have found the number of Americans who feel “extremely ...

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Self-care for busy people (like you)


There’s more to self-care than meal planning and bath bombs. Creating a routine that allows you to take time for yourself every day to clear your head, move your body and unplug from professional matters is crucial for stress management ...

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Leaders in the Law provide advice on work/life balance

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly started the “Leaders in the Law” program in 2006, and each year we publish a special section containing a profile of each honoree, based on the answers to a questionnaire. Some of the questions have changed  over ...

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