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#PTSD: Accessing #Support and Healing (Part 2)

By Teyhou Smyth (LivingwithFinesse.com) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can hijack the mind and body like no other condition. Those who struggle with PTSD due to military service experience the impact of this trauma and deal with the consequences on a daily basis.  Symptoms like hypervigilance, racing heart, flashbacks, mood changes and intrusive thoughts impact… Continue reading #PTSD: Accessing #Support and Healing (Part 2)

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PTSD: A Natural Response to an Unnatural Set of Events (Part 1)

By Teyhou Smyth (LivingwithFinesse.com) Severe trauma has a unique way of binding itself to the mind. Our reactions are hard-wired and serve as a defense mechanism from the terror of those traumatic memories.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) emerges when an individual has experienced a significant trauma and the mind and body is grappling with how… Continue reading PTSD: A Natural Response to an Unnatural Set of Events (Part 1)

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Lawyer’s Survival Guide: Coping with Burnout

What do you envision when you think of lawyer burnout?  Do you think of a frazzled, cranky and exhausted person who spends too much time at the office? A depressed person who no longer feels a sense of purpose in their work? Attorney burnout can look like all of these things and more.  The good… Continue reading Lawyer’s Survival Guide: Coping with Burnout

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When You Love Someone Who’s Bad for You

Have you ever loved someone and knew, deep down, that they were not a healthy choice for your life? Maybe your little internal voice was telling you to end it, but you stayed with the person anyway. You probably hoped that your instinctual little voice was just being overbearing. Or maybe you were hoping against… Continue reading When You Love Someone Who’s Bad for You

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Lawyers: Recognizing Burnout Symptoms

Every profession has the potential for burnout; lawyers are equally at risk and should keep an eye out for the common signs and symptoms.  In a John Hopkins study, lawyers rated highest in rate of depression among 100 occupations. It is a demanding profession on a number of levels, and this can take a tremendous… Continue reading Lawyers: Recognizing Burnout Symptoms