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When can anger be appropriate?

Because of Omicron, we canceled our plans to go upstate for the holidays. I had visions of staying home, snuggling on the couch, eating popcorn and watching 80's holiday movies. My two boys are now 18 and 16. Needless to say, spending time with their mother is not...

Eight years ago this week …

This week marks eight years since my mom, Suzy Lowinger left us. As she was dying, she became more and more filled with light. (It didn’t hurt that she dyed her hair platinum a few weeks before). That was quintessential Suzy, squeezing every bit out of life, going...

Try this to help you through the holidays

I wish you a wonderful evening and day tomorrow. As someone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, I see it from the outside. Can I be honest? It can feel heavy with expectations. Especially after these two years, as people may gather in larger groups, the pressure to “have...

Go from resignation, to rage, to relief

Go from resignation, to rage, to relief

Are you ready to give up your feelings of powerlessness and resignation?To tap into your divine rage?To experience full-bodied relief like a joyful, tingly exhale?As women, we are taught to be afraid of our anger.To smush it down, snuff it out, suppress it.It’s so...

I’m obsessed…

I’m obsessed…

Like millions of others, I’m obsessed with Ted Lasso.(Spoilers ahead so if you haven’t finished Season 2, you’ve been duly warned!) I’m a little ashamed to admit how many times I’ve watched Season 1. Okay, at least four.  Some choice episodes may have been consumed...

Have you ever fantasized about this?

Have you ever fantasized about this?

This is what a former big law attorney told me... “When I was a fourth-year associate, working till the wee hours of the night, my fellow juniors and I would fantasize about being rescued by a magical SWAT team. We imagined someone would swoop in and helicopter us...

How can I be nicer to myself?

How can I be nicer to myself?

"How can I stop being so mean to myself?" The big takeaway from the workshop I ran earlier this week was... Boundary setting is both an external AND and internal job. I shared this framework (based on William Ury's book The Power of a Positive No) and want YOU to put...

A new moon ritual for your MOST important relationship

A new moon ritual for your MOST important relationship

Go outside and collect 10 leaves. Put them aside or press them under a big book.  Then, grab a journal or notepad and answer these questions... ➳ What do you want to let go of? ➳ What do you want to call in more of? These are two questions that we meditated on during...

A personal crisis clarifies

A personal crisis clarifies

In the past couple of weeks someone very close to me, who had previously been perfectly healthy, got very sick. I’m happy to report that they are on the mend and will pull through. It was close though. Scarily close. I am beyond appreciative for all the care they...

It was robbing me of my life force

It was robbing me of my life force

I got to meet Jenny for the first time last month. I was in California for work, friends, family and fun.  I was also taking some time just for me. On August 1st, we had a meet up at an outdoor café for WILL members and alumni. It was AMAZING to meet people in person,...

Three WILL success stories

Three WILL success stories

WILL wins range from the micro to the macro. WILL Members and Alumni have set boundaries around bogus deadlines, taken weekends away with their spouses, and given notice to their firms. One even landed a job at her dream institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art! I...

How your lawyer brain can help propel you forward

How your lawyer brain can help propel you forward

As a lawyer, you are probably well trained in “either/or” thinking.   You may think things like… ...I either make big law money, or I’ll earn nothing. ...I’m either a lawyer, or I don’t know what else I am. ...I either suck it up, or I’m a loser. I recently came...

 

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