Law school and the practice of law can be stressful. One practice that can help is mindfulness. My article in the August/September 2017 Docket, Mindfulness for Lawyers: Decrease Your Stress and Improve Your Performance, tells you how to get started.
There are two kinds of stress, but both involve the activation of the fight-or-flight system. Acute stress is short-lived and designed to help get us through short-term challenges, such as a court hearing or a weekend 5k. Chronic stress causes an extended stress response. And that means uninterrupted stress hormones coursing through the body and […]
There are two features of the human brain that should give every lawyer hope: neuroplasticity and neurogenesis. Neuroplasticity allows the brain to change with every action, thought, and experience. These changes can be neuro-protective or neuro-destructive. Neurogenesis is the birth of new brain cells in the hippocampus. Lawyers can enhance neurogenesis, improving memory and learning. Good […]