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Tag Archives: Health & Wellness

How to confront someone at work

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Let’s face it: Nobody likes confrontation, no matter which end of the spectrum you fall on. But interpersonal conflict is as avoidable as death and taxes. Despite how nice and considerate we are, eventually we’re going to collide. Ideally, the ...

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Get a hobby (it’s good for you)

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I recently received a text from a lawyer friend telling me she wants to take hip-hop classes. “But I’m afraid I’ll make a fool of myself,” she said. As with many other attorneys, my friend regularly works 60+ hour weeks. ...

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Setting professional boundaries with clients

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Boundaries are an important part of any relationship. They provide basic guidelines that establish how people can – and can’t – behave around each other to help ensure that a relationship is mutually respectful. One of the most important types of ...

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Do you suffer from decision fatigue?

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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

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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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Doctors helping doctors (access required)

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A new organization intended to address mental health concerns for physicians could be available as early as March. The Professional Well-Being Program is under development by the Medical Society of Virginia and the Virginia Board of Medicine. Similarly to the ...

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Create a holiday self-care checklist

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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

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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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