View More LWD Guest Articles »

Dan's Photo Dan's Latest Blog Entries

10 Ways To Recharge Your Law Practice

1.         Clean out the junk. It’s easy to let our offices become cluttered: our desk is a mess with on-going or half-digested projects, scattered pens, and things on our to-do list that have been perched on the corner of the desk so long green mold has overtaken them.  Clean it up.  Check out my previous blog, My Desk, My Enemy and The Organized Lawyer for tips on how to improve … read more →

In Therapy With Jerry

These days, it’s no big deal to admit you have a therapist. I’ve had the same therapist for seven years.  His name is Jerry.  He’s 74, Italian and grew up in the Bronx.  I see him a few times a month, generally.  In one-hour chunks of time.  Sometimes, I come and there’s doesn’t seem to be much to say about why I started coming there in the first place – … read more →

Watching Geese

It’s almost the end of October. I look out my back window and can see the wild geese that gather again in the pond in my back yard this time of the year. It’s a way station before they fly off to warmers climes. People with depression feel less than – less than good, less than successful, less than a loving spouse or parent. Too often, they feel poverty in … read more →

View More of Dan's Articles »

Depression in the News

Prolonged Sitting At Work Impacts Anxiety, Depression

Employees who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for psychological distress, according to a new study.  Read the News

Early Bed Time Helps To Reduce Negative Thoughts

New research suggest that night-owls may have trouble reducing negative thoughts, a trait that may lead to downstream mental health issues.  Read the News

Could Laughing Gas Be Used To Treat Severe Depression?

A new study finds that nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas”, shows promise in alleviating severe depression that is not responding to treatment.  Read the News

The Medical Minute: Many Different Factors Can Trigger Holiday Depression

Dr. Erika Saunders, chair of psychiatry at Penn State, says there are some distinct depression warning signs to watch for.  Read the News

LWD in the News

15 Ways To Become The Happy Lawyer You Were Meant To Be

This blog gives 15 suggestions to reduce stress and increase happiness without leaving the profession altogether.  Read the Blog

Three Important Questions About Lawyers, Emotional Intelligence, Professionalism, and Continuing Legal Education

This blog addresses the important topics of emotion and emotional intelligence in the practice of law.  Read the Blog

A Qualitative Examination of Self-Care in Lawyers

It may seem obvious that self-care is important for well-being and success in life.  However, self-care is not always practiced when work, bills, and other issues come into play.  Read the Blog

Stress Is What Makes Lawyers Act Like Lawyers

Lawyers aren’t naturally overcritical, risk-adverse people who are emotionally dead inside.  It’s stress that makes lawyers behave this way according to a survey in the ABA Journal.  Read the Blog

The Best of the Blogosphere

I Hate My Job: The Power Of Negative Self-Talk

Therapist, Cherilynn Veland writes, “Are you hating your job right now?  Perhaps you are doing or thinking in ways that are sure to make you feel less worthy, stress you out, and take away your ability to enjoy the fruits of your labor.” Read the Blog

Managing Anger

Anger is a normal emotion, but when it takes control over you it can have serious consequences in your relationships and health.  Check out these insightful anger management tools where you can gain control over your anger.  Read the Blog

With Depression, The Wolf You Feed Is the Wolf That Wins

Blogger, Therese Borchard writes about a old Cherokee story and how the thoughts we feed encourage them to grow.  Read the Blog

Every Time I Talk About Depression: Being Brave

Blogger Chris Brogan writes, “I’m not saying that successful people can be depressed, though that’s true. I’m saying that people who suffer from depression can be successful, even though they are depressed.” Read his Blog