As emotions wash over us, individually and collectively, we may be surprised that our answer is "actually, not that well." When we wait for something that is difficult or stressful, we’re on edge. We hold our breaths. Then it’s like a dam that bursts. The flood that releases, carries all the hurt with it, but it doesn’t necessarily wash away. There is still a wound that needs to heal. The … [Read more...]
Are you holding your breath?
Lately, we’ve been talking with people who tell us they are holding their breath as the inauguration nears. Our profession has been on the front lines for legal and policy initiatives and responses as our society faces an unprecedented number of challenges. Lawyers quickly became involved in the necessary follow-up to the capitol insurrection. That engagement will grow and become more intense as … [Read more...]
Intervention for Our Son
Through the help of two lawyer friends 25 years ago, I stopped drinking. I’m so grateful for my life of sobriety. Out of this gratitude arose a willingness to serve in several volunteer positions within LCL over these many years. I was reasonably knowledgeable about alcoholism, but my wife and I felt totally helpless to reach our son who followed the same sad path I had been on. My stress level … [Read more...]