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Wellness Blog

Aug 17, 2020

The power of taking a deep breath

Lawyer wellness has been a hot topic over the past few years. In May, the American Bar Association launched its first “Lawyer Well-Being Week.” The goal of the online, week-long event was to raise awareness and encourage the legal profession “to improve well-being for lawyers and support their teams,” according to the website. Many organizations, […]

Aug 3, 2020

The importance of a healthy routine

Most of us can recall the routines our parents implemented in our childhood. When we were younger, we woke up at a specific time, did our homework right after school, ate dinner at a regular hour, had playtime, took a shower and went to bed. This daily discipline offered structure and focus in our lives… […]

Jul 20, 2020

How to exercise with a face mask

As Virginia eases into Stage 3 and stay-at-home orders become less strict, many “non-essential” businesses have begun reopening their doors – including fitness studios and gyms. While it can be tempting to return to your local Life Time Fitness or YMCA (anything to get out of the house, right?) there are likely a slew of […]

Jul 6, 2020

How (and why) to take a digital detox

With the coronavirus and nationwide protests, we’re glued to our screens like never before. When COVID-19 was declared a worldwide pandemic in March, views on Instagram Live doubled in one week, Facebook reported a 70% increase in Messenger group video calls and WhatsApp has seen a 40% increase in usage. With social distancing protocols and […]

Jun 22, 2020

Summer wellness tips to try this season

Summer has officially arrived. The turn of the new season often comes with backyard barbecues and trips to the beach. Given some, er, unexpected events that 2020 has brought on (we don’t have to go into the whole worldwide pandemic thing again, do we?) your summer plans likely will look a bit different this year. […]

Jun 8, 2020

How to talk to your employer if you’re nervous about going back to work

Most of Virginia entered Phase 2 of the governor’s plan to reopen the commonwealth on June 5. Though many essential workers have already been upholding grocery stores, banks and hospitals, a whole slew of Virginia’s workforce is getting ready to return to places like restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and more. Though we’re all admittedly ready […]

May 25, 2020

The 5 steps of habit building

According to a study by Duke University, habits account for about 40% of human behavior every day. That means roughly half of people’s daily activities are performed almost the same ways each and every day. Our lives consist of habits we’ve formed over our lifetimes. Brushing your teeth upon waking, running in the afternoon, snacking […]

May 11, 2020

It’s OK if you’re not being ‘productive’ right now

If “social distancing” is this year’s buzzword, then “productivity” is its runner up. Scrolling through social media, it seems everyone is trying to learn a new quarantine skill. Some people are crocheting couches for their cat. Others have picked up a push-up challenge. Most everyone is baking bread. Someone, somewhere decided that we’re supposed to […]

Apr 27, 2020

How to feel less lonely while working from home

More than three in five Americans are lonely, according to a January survey. This study was done two months before the novel coronavirus was declared a worldwide pandemic and social distancing guidelines were put into place. America had a loneliness problem long before COVID-19, but the battle to stop the spread of the virus is […]

Apr 20, 2020

How to stay physically and mentally healthy while stuck at home

Most experts advise the keys to healthy living are plenty of sleep, regular exercise and a clean diet. In the height of the coronavirus outbreak, these behaviors are perhaps more crucial than ever before. Most of us can agree these actions are crucial to our physical and mental well-being. But social distancing and stay-at-home orders […]

Apr 6, 2020

Try “distant socializing” instead

“Social distancing” is the phrase of the year – if not the decade – and with good reason. The process of voluntarily limiting physical contact with other people has been vital to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.  By distancing ourselves from the public, we’re protecting high-risk individuals – and ourselves – from being exposed […]

Mar 26, 2020

Laughs in the Time of Coronavirus

Picture this: a bottle of beer all alone in the corner of a fridge, scaring away the rest of the food items, all of which are wearing surgical masks. The beer was a Corona, and this image was perhaps the first of the memes shared on the internet about the coronavirus. A “meme” is an […]

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