In less than six months, I will turn sixty years old. I never dreamed that was possible in the abyss of drug and alcohol addiction.
Loneliness and suicides are spiking. We have to confront the conversation.
I suspect that talking to your inner child is not something most males are comfortable with. Lawyers can be even more closed off to that process.
I often hear that resilient people, like great salespeople, are born not made. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I found myself losing hope every time I refreshed the John Hopkins COVID map.
My quest to maintain a lifestyle wrapped around drugs and alcohol, dragged me down to become someone I never dreamed I’d be. An unethical lawyer.
I am one of the 4.5 percent of the legal profession who is a “feeler” personality type.
“There is no such thing as a “high functioning”, impaired lawyer. There are only degrees of loss of functioning.”
I am one of many lawyers who struggle with depression. I say “many” because according to the 2016 Hazelden Betty Ford/ABA study, 28 percent of attorneys report mild or higher levels of depression, which is a greater percentage than the
I am the “crier” in the family. I wear it all on my sleeve. I shed tears at movie trailers. A few notes of music can turn me into a blubbering mess. Anything that takes me back to a specific