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Did You Know Lawyers Suffer From Depression More Often Than the General Public? DC Bar LAP Offers Support Group

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Did you know that lawyers suffer from depression more often than the general public? But, for many of us, our mental health can be a difficult thing to talk about.

For D.C. Bar Members: The D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) has a free and confidential monthly mental health support group starting Tuesday, September 8th at 12:15 pm.

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15 x 15 Ways to a Better Mindful Eating Strategy

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In our fast-paced world, eating may just seem like another hurdle getting in the way of meeting our deadlines and completing our To-Do lists. We are moving so fast that when we do eat our brains and bodies do not have enough time to catch up. What happens when we don’t slow down to eat properly? Overeating, poor digestion, energy crashes, and weight gain.

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I Just Want to be Happy! What in the World Is Stopping You?

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“I just want to be happy!” I catch myself saying out loud.

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RELAX! Five Steps to Help You Release Neck Tension

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Don’t you wish you had a trick for relaxing your shoulders, easing the tension, and setting your neck free from knots? Our neck and shoulders are one of the major areas that hold stress. When those areas are chronically under tension the muscles spasm and form painful knots.  

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Biking in the District: Is It Really Convenient?

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By Andrea Ferster, 42nd President DC Bar

There has been a dramatic surge in biking in the District of Columbia, earning our city plaudits as “the new U.S. bike city to watch.”[1] With that come changes: to transportation infrastructure, to the applicable legal framework governing liability in the event of accidents, and to attitudes and behavior.

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Tough Profession, Tough People--Speak Up!

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“This is a tough profession, and I know we’re all tough people,” my partner said. “But we need to be mindful of each other. When you see a colleague who seems to be suffering, go ahead and knock on that closed door. Walk into that office. Ask how they’re doing. Speak up.” Read More →

Extremely Yoga

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How many of you know someone who struggles with extremes? Do you remember the conversation about “that lawyer?” You know who I am talking about, right? The other lawyer, of course. Not you (and certainly not me!). Read More →