This past Saturday morning, I received a Facebook message from Dan, one of my high school friends. He wanted me to know that he had seen my posts over the years about my recovery path. Inspired by the postings, he resolved to quit drinking. Saturday was his five-year sobriety date. Until that moment, I never knew the impact I had had on his life. Stories like this one are legion among the … [Read more...]
Recovery Month in Uncertain Times
National Recovery Month, held every September, seeks to increase awareness and celebrate the successes of those in recovery. What have we learned about recovery and the need for recovery in the pandemic and amid societal changes? Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) provides free and confidential assistance to our profession on any issue that causes stress or distress. Here are our … [Read more...]
What can lawyers learn from Simone Biles?
I’ve never been an elite athlete like Simone Biles. I’ll never know what it is like to have the entire world watching me work, evaluating every move I make, analyzing every misstep. But I have been in situations where my actions had long-lasting impacts on my staff, employees, clients, and their families, where a misstep meant possible hardship in the lives of those depending on me. Like … [Read more...]