Failing

Let’s face it, failing is something that will happen to all of us (and multiple times); it’s a fact of life. We also all need a little pick-me-up when we’re mourning the loss of the goal we set our sights for. This is a bit of an ode to those experiencing their own version of…

Changes afoot

A little while ago, I started writing a few posts on things other than cases in succession and elder law (I know, crazy right?!). These articles were drawn out from a love of helping people, just like those of my case updates. I decided to finally publish these cases on this blog. It’s a bit…

Authenticity

authenticity (noun) the quality of being real or true: Recently I gave a presentation to some lovely people that involved some talk about authenticity. Granted, it was in the context of marketing, but the message was/is, in my view, still very important. In the beginning steps of learning more about myself, both my personal and professional selves, I found that I…

Spend the time

Is there someone in your workplace or law land world that you don’t really get or struggle to work with? Do they make your work difficult or are they always at odds with you? I think it’s safe to say that it happens to all of us. What you do to work with these people…

The introverted lawyer

It is quite possible that most people think, when they think of lawyers, that lawyers are extroverts arguing with judges in front of a whole room of people and yelling “You can’t handle the truth!” (reference to the movie “A Few Good Men”, if you’re not up your movie quotes!). It’s probably safe to say…

Being a good human

There are days that are going to be really hard to get through. That’s a fact. What you do with that day, the feelings you feel, the decisions you make, the lessons you learn, even the anger you harbour; that is your choice. In the adversarial environment that is, more often than not, the law, it’s easy…

Leadership is…

Leadership is a lot of things and is not a lot of things. People have different ideas of leadership and it can often be a negative experience with an employer/boss that teaches us what we feel leadership really is and what it’s not.  If we desire leadership in our own futures, it may also inform us what kind of…

Mistakes and reflection

Mistakes have an indeterminable value, despite whether you make them yourself or not. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself” – Eleanor Roosevelt Reflection is a beautiful and powerful thing. There is a gut-wrenching feeling that one can experience that is unique to a mistake of your own…

Be curious… the cat will be fine

You know some of the most interesting and insightful things I learn come from the oddest of places. It also comes from being curious. Asking questions. Listening to others. I read the book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. In…

The best version of yourself

I love anecdotes, quotes and old sayings. I also like bright things that spark light and happiness. We’re in the business of people. People are our business. So, it is a natural progression that human qualities and attributes are at the heart of what we do, day in day out, but also at the heart…

The thing about job titles

… is that it’s just a title. Job titles do not describe the work that you’re actually doing and what value it has to you and your development. Take the title “Administrator”. I’m not necessarily speaking of an Administrator in the legal industry, but any type of industry. What is an Administrator? Do they “administer” stuff? What…

Beginning

Here appears a number of blog posts devoted to a few things that mean something to me. Passion. Positivity. Perseverance. …all within the realms of your legal career. As a [woman] lawyer working within what can sometimes be a very difficult industry, these things have been challenging to understand and achieve. In typical lawyer fashion, here’s the…