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Fifteen Years Ago, I Wanted To Die

It’s a cool and overcast February afternoon as I turn my car into the parking lot of Green Oaks Hospital. Fifteen years ago, my brothers …

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The Legal Profession’s 12-Step Problem

When I began my drug and alcohol recovery in 2007, my therapist provided two options, 12-step or residential treatment.  I chose the former and along …

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Creating Compassionate Community in the Legal Profession

People, for the most part, want to be part of a community, especially a compassionate one. We want to belong to something greater than ourselves. …

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How Reading Helps Me Stay On The Beam

Fiction and non-fiction reading, as well as audiobooks, are an essential part of my mental health maintenance program. Like many lawyers, much of my reading …

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A Letter To My Siblings

When we were kids, our dad said to us often in one form or another to always stay in touch. He said that no matter …

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Embracing The Cusp Of Senior Sober

In less than a year, I turn sixty-years old. Not quite senior, but certainly approaching the cusp. I have reflected on words my father spoke …

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Give Dry January A Try!

Disclaimer: For someone who has a severe drinking problem, the sudden stoppage of alcohol intake can cause serious health issues. Please consult a qualified addiction …

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Have You Had A Good Cry Lately?

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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‘Legally Mocktail’ Your Holiday Event

It’s that time of the year again. Holiday Parties. Spiked eggnog and lampshades against the backdrop of a legal profession replete with problem drinkers. Along …

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Wait Until You Get My Bill

We allowed our father to pass with as much dignity as is possible under the relentless assault of advancing dementia. There was no debate over …

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Lawyer Wellness: The Elephant In The Room

I recently got together for lunch with a long-time friend. He is a senior partner at a very respected, mid-size firm in Dallas-about sixty lawyers. …

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Xanax, Blow & A TRO

Last night is a blur. The bars, the booze, the blow. No memory of last-call or the journey home. My fingers feel swollen and clunky …

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The Face(book) of Holocaust Denial

The ugly face of Holocaust Denial is still smiling across the globe over 63 years after the last concentration camp was liberated at the end of World War II

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Is Alcoholics Anonymous For You?

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

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CBS11(Dallas) Brian Cuban Talks About His New Book, Shattered Image

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Responsible Recovery In Pandemic Times

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Wait Until You Get My Bill

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