Belonging

I recently spent the week in Kansas City attending the American Bar Association’s Annual Conference for the Commission for Lawyers Assistance Programs (COLAP).  Front and center was the ABA’s recently published paper—The Path to Lawyer Well Being—Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.  It is the result of a year-long project of the ABA’s Attorney Well-Being Task … More Belonging

The False Choice

It is a false choice.  One that we have perpetuated for generations—the idea that you cannot thrive in the legal profession without sacrificing, to some degree, your personal well-being and the time you spend with those you love.  This false dichotomy  has caused countless lawyers to feel as if they have no choice but to … More The False Choice

Be The Change

A few weeks ago I traveled to Mobile to address the lawyers in Alabama at their state bar’s Annual Convention.  It was the first time I’d ever been asked to deliver an opening keynote at an annual bar meeting.  And it was an honor to receive their invitation. At the time I didn’t know much … More Be The Change

Fly Fishing Fail

I am not very good at fly fishing. Actually, I’m pretty bad at it.  While I’ve had those days on the river with the perfect cast, the flawless drift and the fine hook set, and while I’ve experienced the sensation of netting a brook trout miles from civilization, and while I have no small number … More Fly Fishing Fail

New Life

If you live long enough you inevitably find yourself in a place where it feels as if all is lost.  Life as you know it—or imagined it to be, or hoped it would be—is suddenly over.