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The Challenge of Being a Feeler In a Profession of Thinkers.

I am one of the 4.5 percent of the legal profession who is a “feeler” personality type.

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The Myth of the High Functioning, Impaired Lawyer

“There is no such thing as a “high functioning”, impaired lawyer. There are only degrees of loss of functioning.”

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Homeless on Heroin to Law Student

It’s an excellent time for an uplifting story of recovery, resilience, and redemption.   Domenick  is a third-year law student at Seton Hall. “I used to …

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We Need Compassion More Than Ever

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 …

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It’s Ok To Have A Good Cry

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 …

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Dealing With Regret

I am often asked if I have “regrets” about my past and my behavior in active addiction. If I could turn back the clock, would …

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Reality Show Therapy: Why I Said No To Dr. Phil

In 2012, I was approached by one of the show’s producers to appear on a segment related to my struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder(BDD).  A …

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Reflections At Thirteen Years Sober

On April 8th I celebrated my abstinence-based, thirteen years in long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine, and bulimia (Yes, males develop eating disorders). I reflect …

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Coping With Mortality Anxiety

I recently rolled out of bed, after a good night’s sleep, which have become harder to come by during this pandemic. With the exception of …

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Loneliness Is Spiking: Pledge To Lend An Ear

More than ever, we need to be there for our colleague’s friends and loved ones.  There is a huge difference between solitude by choice and …

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Dealing With Social Isolation

Feelings of social isolation are an issue common to law students and lawyers, not to mention people in active addiction. Social isolation can also be …

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Responsible Recovery In Pandemic Times

**This is not ideal mutual aid support, but these are not ideal times. If you absolutely have to attend recovery meetings in person, it is …

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