Lessons from the Road: Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, and Well-Being on a Solar Eclipse Adventure happiness mindset self-care work/life balance

What we learned on our great eclipse roadtrip!

Earlier this week, I had an incredible (maybe once-in-a-lifetime) opportunity to take a road trip with my daughter, who's in her sophomore year of college, from Minneapolis to Indianapolis to witness the awe-inspiring solar eclipse. 

(Did you...

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Embracing Happiness in the Legal World: Lessons from World Happiness Day happiness mindset well-being work/life balance

How to counteract being in an unhappy profession in an unhappy country!

 

Yesterday (March 20) was the “United Nations International Day of Happiness”, and it also marked the release of the annual “Happiest Countries” report. (Here’s the full report in case you...

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Legal Success Starts Within: Recognizing Your Worth confidence growth mindset well-being

How valuing who you are leads to improved well-being and performance.

 

The other day, I saw this quote by Malcolm Forbes:

 “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

Wow - gut punch. How many of us focus much more on the things we “are...

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Transform Challenges into Opportunities: The Power of Cognitive Reframing growth habit happiness mindset

Making lemonade as a strategy for success!

 

This past Monday was President’s Day, so our kids were off of school. We decided to grab lunch at their favorite place (Cane’s Chicken) and go see a movie (“Wonka”).

The box combo at Cane’s is a hefty meal, so we had...

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Words Matter! Create a culture of caring and belonging using inclusive language. authenticity change growth mindset

Choose your words thoughtfully - words have power!

It’s been a busy few weeks in our home! After the holidays, we got out of the chilly Minnesota winter for a bit to escape to Florida. And since then, we’ve been using at least one day a week to visit colleges with our youngest...

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Compliments: The Legal Team's Recipe for Success 🍰 confidence happiness mindset

Whisk up well-being and performance with a pinch of compliments!

Is it just me, or is January flying by? How is it already the third week of January? That being said, as a Minnesotan, I’m already longing for sunnier, warmer days and just bought some tulip bulbs in a pot for my kitchen...

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What to do BEFORE you jump into your New Year’s resolutions change growth mindset

2023 is officially in the rearview mirror! As we bid farewell to 2023 and venture into the uncharted waters of 2024, it's crucial for lawyers and legal professionals to take a moment to reflect on the past year with a sense of gratitude. 

If you’re anything like me, 2023 likely brought...

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A Great Day for Gratitude: 3 reasons and 3 ways to show it! health mindset well-being

 

It’s the week of Thanksgiving here in the United States, so “Happy Thanksgiving” if you are based in the US! 

Of course, Thanksgiving makes me think of “giving thanks” (of course!) which brings up the idea of gratitude. 

As a lawyer or legal...

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What the fall leaves are trying to tell you change growth mindset

Here in Minnesota, it’s the peak of the fall colors. We are very proud of our beautifully colored fall leaves, so much so that we have a “Fall Color Finder so you know where to go on your fall weekends to check out the best autumn leaves in the state. Right now,...

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A few words that could change everything health mindset simplicity

Sometimes we all need a little boost, especially this time of year.

It seems like most people are dealing with a host of demands right now:

  • Welcoming new students or associates

  • Planning fall programming

  • Preparing for 2024 budgets

  • New billing years around the corner

  • Fall or annual...

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The surprising power of simple pleasures happiness mindset simplicity

Happy Monday! I hope you had a terrific weekend!

It’s hard to believe that summer is basically over. Many of you with school-age kids have already taken your “first day of the new school year” pictures and put your kids on the bus for their first day of school.

Here in...

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Shape your future with two simple words goals mindset

Wow - how is it the last day of July? I can’t believe we are in the waning days of summer. It feels like it just started.

I had so many plans for things I was going to accomplish this summer.

I was going to:

  • Have a clean, organized basement.
  • Lose a few extra pounds that had crept on over...
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