How I Could Help You Leave Big Law

How I Could Help You Leave Big Law

When I was a kid, people called me nosy. (Listen, I have a big nose, but that’s not why.)I was a curious kid, interested in other people. I’d ask questions and wanted to understand more about them."Nosey" is one of those words, along with “silly” and “bossy” that...

How To Stop Worrying What Other People Think

How To Stop Worrying What Other People Think

This comes up again and again.One of my clients is struggling to give notice. She has money to last for at least a year and has a dream she wants to pursue.But that’s what I see.She’s struggling to stop worrying what other people think.She recently recounted what a...

Remember What Feeds Your Soul

Remember What Feeds Your Soul

If you were to be asked, "What do you love to do?" Before you answer, remember what feeds your soul and fuels your courage. My friend Ken has done pretty well for himself professionally. He is now the VP of communications for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When he’s...

Freedom Blooms

Freedom Blooms

As a little kid, I loved family gatherings around a big Passover Seder table, when we told the story of Moses leaving Egypt.I actually got annoyed when the grownups would grumble and say "When do we eat?"I loved discussing something deep and meaningful (obviously,...

Big Magic for Your Personal and Professional Goals

Big Magic for Your Personal and Professional Goals

In the summer of 2016, after helping some women attorneys transition out of big firms, the idea for WILL went from simmering on my back burner, to a full boil. I wanted to guide women lawyers out of soul sucking work into careers and lives brimming with joy and...

How Living 10% More Dangerously Can Help You Leave (big) Law

How Living 10% More Dangerously Can Help You Leave (big) Law

I bumped into my neighbors Abby and Joe the other day. They moved to New York City from Green Bay, Wisconsin a couple of years ago with two middle-schoolers. As we chatted about the kids and schools, I asked how they liked living in NY? They said they loved it. “What...

How a new definition of self-care can change your life

How a new definition of self-care can change your life

As women, we often don’t take good care of ourselves.The term "self-care" used to befuddle me. I never knew quite what it meant. It conjured images of a day at a spa.In January, I went to a workshop with Savor Beauty and Spa Founder, Angela Kim, to help me learn how...

How Forgiving and Remembering Can Help You Leave Big Law

How Forgiving and Remembering Can Help You Leave Big Law

Five years ago, my father-in-law was taking my family to Mexico. We were thrilled and excited! We were running late, and rushed out the door to Newark Airport. My gut was telling me to check the tickets. It wasn’t till we reached the airport that we realized we should...

Want more fulfillment and happiness?

Want more fulfillment and happiness?

When I speak to women who are interested in leaving law, many of them tell me they no longer want that feeling of dread. It is especially acute on Sunday nights. They want… Work where they can plan a vacation, and actually take it. Without working! More meaning and...

3 Ways Snowshoeing Can Help You Leave (big) Law

3 Ways Snowshoeing Can Help You Leave (big) Law

I went to Saratoga Springs for a weekend away with my wife. We knew there was going to be a big storm and had a great time snowshoeing. Here are three insights about how snowshoeing can help you leave (big) law. Watch this video or read below. 1. A little preparation...

Michelle Obama, You and How to Sprint Out of Law

Michelle Obama, You and How to Sprint Out of Law

Every woman attorney I know who has read Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming, sees herself.  In the Oprah – Michelle Obama interview, they discussed this section… “I hated being a lawyer.  I wanted a life, basically.  I wanted to feel whole.” Our former fabulous FLOTUS...

Your New Year

Your New Year

A year ago, I marched into my local bank and opened up my WILL accounts. After seven years with my dear friend and business partner, I went out on my own. Breaking away from him was one of the hardest things I've done. But I heard my heart calling me to do something...

 

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