I was recently texting with a friend about productivity and work. She brought up the fact that she's avoiding telling herself the "I'm so overwhelmed" story. There is too much to do, so let's not do anything at all. "I'm so overwhelmed, I don't know where to begin." How many times have I found myself stuck … Continue reading Falling Down The Habits Hole
Geopolitically, it feels like the world is in shambles. Let’s be real, the world really is in shambles. But when I look back on my own 2016, personally, it’s been just about the best year ever. And it brings to mind one of my most memorable Sex And The City quotes: “"I have everything I … Continue reading Something To Lose
I didn't publish anything for two years until, suddently, I did. Looking back over the year, I can only do a perspective retrospective, because 2016 brought me back to my blog. And if there is one thing on my mind, it is this: why do we shrink from things? So many questions related to this phenomenon! … Continue reading Perspective Retrospective
Lawyers have fun. No, really, we do. Especially litigators. Annual Meehan, Boyle holiday party, complete with speeches and a remixed Christmas classic, sung by our staff: The trimmed tree: And finally, my vegan cookies, made especially for the Young Lawyers' Division Annual Cookie Swap. Here are mine (recipe at: http://ohsheglows.com/2014/10/07/pumpkin-oatmeal-anytime-squares-vegan-gluten-free-oil-free/); admittedly, a little outside the … Continue reading Christmas @ Law
This lawyer (and her beau) adopted a rescue dog. She had a tough start to her life, and spent three long days on a bus from Texas to be delivered into our loving arms. When we discussed naming our new pup, many of my legal idols were considered. And since Ruth Bader Ginsburg was way … Continue reading Harper Lee & The Lawyer’s Dog
Hello, 30’s! Holy mother. At no other point in my life have more changes swept over me faster than in the last several years. I let go of a lot of things, I gained a lot more. And I’m seeking again (hopefully not in vain) for that ever-elusive balance that brings me close to equilibrium … Continue reading Why I Went Dark, And Why I’m Back
One of the honors I’ve had this year is joining several of my fellow young lawyers for a “leadership academy” put on through the Massachusetts Bar Association. We all made our way out to Worcester this week, despite the frightening weather forecast, to listen to our distinguished speakers, and then meet each of them in … Continue reading Fear & Failure At The Leadership Academy
It's been many months since I've contributed to my own blog, for a variety of reasons. But I've continued to write for I Am That Girl, a website devoted to the empowerment of young women and girls. Here, my most recent piece, with my most recent activities summarized within: Road Rules. I hope you enjoy!
The tragedy that unfolded in California has ignited a conversation about gender-based violence in the US, something that we often believe is an issue reserved for other parts of the world. For all the women I know who have been scared of their partners, and for all the women who are currently scared of their partners, … Continue reading Gender-Based Violence in America
We lawyers are up against a lot of misconceptions. The law is boring. Lawyers are greedy. In my field, trial lawyers are filing "frivolous" lawsuits. Lawyers charge too much. Lawyers cause problems. Ouch. I recently spoke to a room full of people on personal branding, and what that means in the context of developing a … Continue reading Why Do Lawyers Have A Hard Time Being Themselves?