The Scientifically Proven Emotional Benefit of Experiencing Collective Joy (Yes, Even Royal Weddings)

Yesterday I saw someone lament on social media that we were still talking about the royal wedding a whole four days later. He was over it, people. Let’s get back to the real world with its runnels of car-engulfing lava and stomach churning political climate! Part of me could absolutely relate. I, too, get consumed withContinue reading “The Scientifically Proven Emotional Benefit of Experiencing Collective Joy (Yes, Even Royal Weddings)”

Cultivating Resilience in Lawyers from the Ground Up

I had the privilege of being a fly on the wall at Quinnipiac Law School‘s Business of Law Symposium last weekend. Now, it’s not my usual way to spend a beautiful spring Saturday, particularly since I am not an attorney or a law student. I have, however, become increasingly aware of burnout, substance abuse andContinue reading “Cultivating Resilience in Lawyers from the Ground Up”

Seeing Your Wholehearted Self

Waiting for the train at the 11th Street Station in Philadelphia yesterday, I admired what I thought was simply colorful bricks in an abstract pattern. Certainly a more pleasant view than the usual train station wall. It was only after I took a photo and looked at the same mural on my phone did IContinue reading “Seeing Your Wholehearted Self”

The Parkland Survivors, Empowered Resilience and the Unintended Consequence of Hero-making

If I sat at this keyboard until the end of my days, I would never be able to as perfectly describe what I mean by empowered resilience as beautifully as the student survivors of Stoneman Douglas High School. They have embodied it with their words, tears, and deafening 6:20 minutes of silence. Hell, survivor SamanthaContinue reading “The Parkland Survivors, Empowered Resilience and the Unintended Consequence of Hero-making”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 7- Challenges are Recharging

I am a pretty active person; running and getting to the gym a few times a week is something I enjoy. Not everyone does, and I get that. After a long Monday, even the most die-hard gym rat can lose motivation. The pull of the couch is strong. Good! We all need time to recharge. ThereContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 7- Challenges are Recharging”

10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 6- The Self-Care Cheat Sheet

When we are in the midst of a bad day, it can be difficult to be creative or even motivated to engage in self-care. It becomes too easy to continue to do the thing we are currently doing (even if it’s making us miserable) than to think of an alternative to feel better. For daysContinue reading “10 Days & 10 Ways to Build Resilience: Day 6- The Self-Care Cheat Sheet”