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Bar Exam: Maintaining Focus

So, all you bar preppers, you’re really in it now. A full week in, I remember feeling like I didn’t know anything and getting scared sh*tless, just knowing that I wouldn’t pass. The entire summer, other than studying, my main thing was keeping my anxiety at bay. And I didn’t always succeed. It was rough. […]

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Juicing: Easy Green Juice Breakfast Options

I’ve mentioned before how I used to not eat breakfast for like ever–I just was never hungry in the  mornings, but that’s like the worst thing to do. A few years ago I started making smoothies, which were filling but still filled with lots of sugar due to the flavored yogurt and bananas. Then about […]

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Get Rid of Stress in Ten Minutes or Less

If you follow me on Snapchat (and you should!) you saw that this week I had a crappy morning—so bad that I went off my regular tea-only schedule and bought myself a latte to feel better.  I know that indulging in bad calories is probably not the greatest thing to do, but sometimes we just […]

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The Importance of Self-Care for Attorneys

Today is a perfect day to talk about trauma and self-care. Vicarious trauma occurs from exposure to other people’s trauma.  We usually think of ER doctors, counselors, police, and other first responders as professions that are likely to experience this, but lawyers are also susceptible and do experience vicarious trauma as well.  And how could we not […]

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Brain Food: Easy Lunch Options for Law Students

Happy Labor Day! I wish I was on a beach, but I’m actually getting a head start on work. womp womp. I was talking to a friend recently about all my missteps in law school and one of them (as I’ve mentioned before) is how bonkers my eating habits became.  My school was located right […]

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Rules and Limits as you Practice Law

It’s no secret being an attorney is tough. Most often, clients need you at their most worst: accused of crimes; financially destitute; dealing with divorce; scared of immigration; angry with neighbors, employers, former friends. The list goes on and on. For most Latina lawyers, we practice in these emotionally heavy areas, and all attorneys working […]

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Healthy & Easy Coffee Alternatives

No I’m not crazy—I’m very certain everyone in law school will have/has increased their caffeine and sugar intake during school. I’m not really anti-coffee. Coffee by itself has a lot of benefits, but if you’re like me—it’s not the coffee but the sugar and cream that makes it unhealthy. I also try to limit my […]

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Brain Food and the Bar

Ok so it’s almost impossible to balance a healthy lifestyle while you study for the Bar.  I mean you can try, but more often than not you’re going to opt for comfort and ease during these times.  Your best bet is it try as much as you can at the beginning of bar prep to […]

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Stress Relief while Studying for the Bar

When I say that studying for the Bar is stressful–I am not joking.  It’s not just the anxiety of the unknown, or because so much is riding on the exam.  Most people never experience this type of environment, where you’re memorizing and learning so much information in such large chunks of time; where suddenly you’re putting […]

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Bend Don’t Break: Yoga

There are obviously cycles during school and work when things are very busy.  I remember that in my last semester of law school I didn’t have a free Saturday until the end of March.  That meant I was going full steam for 6 days a week and then having to do all my readings on […]

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