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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… Continue reading Get Rid of Stress in Ten Minutes or Less

Legal Practice · Work Life Balance

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… Continue reading The Importance of Self-Care for Attorneys

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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… Continue reading Rules and Limits as you Practice Law

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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… Continue reading Stress Relief while Studying for the Bar