Of Grit and Grace

Several years ago, had someone told me I would make the choice to compete in an endurance race that involved crawling under barbed wire through rocky mud pits, hurling oneself over 15 foot high walls and jumping over fire pits, I would have thought they were crazy. At a petite 5'3", I am hardly an …

Nothing profound to say. Just my photo of last night's sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Have a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend. I'll see you back here next week.

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 with …

Akin Gump Makes Steps to Improve Attorney Well-being. What Can Your Firm Do?

In response to increasing rates of depression, anxiety, addiction and suicide among attorneys, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has taken great strides in making the emotional and mental well-being of their lawyers a priority. Beginning in June, the Akin Gump Washington D.C. office will have on-site counselors available for appointments one day each week. This is …

Very often, the days that we celebrate are also the days that come with a heavy heart for those who are grieving. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of a mother or a child. Maybe you are grieving the relationship that you wanted and needed and never quite received. Maybe the distance of miles, age …

When what we believe on the inside does not match what we do on the outside, we have stepped outside of our own integrity and our own authenticity. It makes it near impossible to practice all of the things that make us resilient: connected, optimistic, grateful, persistent, courageous. It is like running a race in …

Book Review & Activity Guide: What Do You Do With A Problem?

It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men and women, and there is no better time than childhood to strengthen that resiliency muscle! Looking for creative solutions to problems, seeing them as opportunity and allowing them to build our grit all contribute to resilience. Kobi Yamada's book, What Do You Do With …