Author - Allison Wolf

Stress well, rest well

Stress can be positive, who knew?  This month I interviewed two of our AWAL contributors Dr. Joseph Steyr and Michelle Heighington about their “stress well” program in the legal blog Slaw.ca.  Here is the transcript of that...

Take a walk on the wild side

Reposted from 2015/07/22 If you are prone to excess brooding, getting out of your office and into a local park might be just the thing for you. In fact many lawyers have told me that they experience direct benefits from getting...

Shine a light on your strengths

How well do we really know ourselves? How objective are we about our own strengths? Describing our positive attributes is very difficult for most of us, yet ask us about our weaknesses and we offer up a long list of 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...

5 tips for digging out of overwhelm

I did not start this week off on strong footing. On Monday morning my emails and social media channels were full of distracting reminders of all the things I wasn’t on top of. My head was full of the large projects I was...