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In case you missed it – The upside of stress

Written by Allison Wolf

Reprinted from February 2016

There is some game changing research coming out of Stanford University that represents good news for all of us working in the legal profession. Namely, that stress doesn’t have to be harmful, and in fact can cause the release of a hormonal cocktail that will help you perform at your best, learn more rapidly, and recover more swiftly.

Learning more about these important insights is easy.

Pick up a copy of Kelly McGonigal’s book The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It.

Watch her Ted video: How to make stress your friend

Read her article on the Ted site: How to be good at stress.

And follow these with this TedX Talk by Psychologist and Professor Alia Crum of Stanford University: Change your mindset, change the game

Changing your mind about stress it turns out is one of the most important and easy things you can do for your overall health and well being. Start today.

About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.

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