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How I plan to thrive now

Lots of people seem to really enjoy coming up with a word for the year. A theme they want to stick to for the coming 12 months. I’ve tried it in the past. But, getting the “right” word kind of stressed me out. Or, I’d get...

Reptiles First

Image courtesy of Creative Commons. In my work, I have often said that we are “animals first.” Sometimes, people interpret that to mean that humans are, therefore, somehow brutish and nasty. What I mean is that our...

Mindfulness and the lawyer brain

I wanted to re-share this post from a couple of years ago . I hope you enjoy it again! If you read “mindfulness” and shudder, let me just say, I get it. There are many reasons you may be put off. It could be all...

Walking out conflict

When we are in conflict, our cortisol levels rise and all manner of dumbing down occurs in our brains. Stressed brains simply do not learn the same way. Conflict is not an intelligence and health enhancer. One new revelation in...