Power Up

The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. – William Butler Yeats A couple of years ago a colleague wanted to discuss the possibility of joining him at his firm. Ever since I...
What is meant for you will not go past you. – Colette Baron-Reid When I was about 10 years old, I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast – just like every other little girl at that time. I had watched...
If it makes you happy, it is what you’re supposed to do. – Pat Rodegast I used to think that I wanted to own a little French café. I love to cook food, eat food, take photos of food, read...
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead I feel like I’m slowly coming out of a kind of hibernation over the past...
It is exhausting to view the entire world as a potential threat. - Anonymous Since I came from a stressful background, I was used to keeping my guard up. I remember feeling like a car whose idle had been set...
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. – Tom Robbins A couple of years after I met my husband, I started to have anxiety if I was unable to reach him. I had not experienced anxiety since my...
“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali Do you want to pursue something that others think is crazy? Do you aim for something that you fear other will make fun of?...
Breakdown is the precursor to breakthrough – Alan Cohen                 In Part One of the “Tackling Anxiety” series, Change Your Brain, I discussed how to handle anxiety from a cognitive standpoint. I used the example of talking anxiety that arises...
The real act of discovery consists not in funding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. – Marcel Proust I started my own law practice this year. It has been going really well and I’m beyond thrilled that I...
Nothing is particularly hard if you break it down into small jobs. – Henry Ford When a friend of mine had her first child, she felt completely overwhelmed by the concept of taking care of another human being for the...
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. – Ferris Buehler I’m taking the day off. I really need one. Or two or three. I seem to reach this...
People who are ‘brutally honest’ are more interested in brutality than in honesty. – Alan Cohen Every now and then a new attorney reaches out to me and asks for career advice. I am always happy to help, since mentoring...
A post from Guest Blogger Victoria Linton Slowly, the pile in the corner gets bigger, the list in your planner gets longer, and time seems to evaporate. Pressure begins to drive every thought. People, objects, deadlines, distance. Everything hits you at...
People don’t cry when they lose their hope, they cry when they get it back. – Martha Beck My friend Lisa’s husband died suddenly. Due to her husband’s passing, Lisa had to sell her house, buy a new one, switch...
This was originally published on Lipstick and Politics, HERE. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr. Seuss At one point in my life, I was...
Originally published on www.TinyBuddha.com HERE. You empower what you fight. You withdraw power from what you release. - Alan Cohen Panic attacks can seem as if they come out of nowhere, without any warning. There is no obvious logical connection between...
Originally published on Lipstick&Politics HERE. You are not given a dream unless you have the capacity to fulfill it. – Jack Canfield It’s a Monday morning at 8 am and I’ve just jumped off the elliptical machine. I don’t have to...
  “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso If you need a little encouragement and inspiration, turn to the movies for your fix! It can be very therapeutic to surround yourself with the healing message...
  “Anxiety is contagious. Fortunately, so is calm.” - Anonymous In my last blog, Gossip: The Other Green-Eyed Monster, we saw an illustration of how destructive gossip can be. Gossip can take an ordinary situation and escalate it very quickly into...
“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.” – Jules Renard I was giving a presentation to a group of colleagues recently. I was talking about a complex area of law and had my audience’s rapt...