TLC Virtual Resiliency

Resiliency Is a Philosophy: A Life Span Approach

Every time I type the word “resiliency,” spellcheck seems to prefer the word “resilience.” It made me question whether or not the word “resiliency” exists. When I searched the definition for “resiliency”, it redirected me to the definition of “resilience.” Is there a difference between the words? According to Oxford’s definition, “resilience is the capacity … Read more

Why the Legal System Needs to Prioritize Attorney Wellbeing

Why is the American legal system so dangerous for the attorney? For those who question the lethality of the legal system, I direct your attention to the American Bar Association (ABA) 2018 National Task report on Lawyer Wellbeing1, which reported that 26 to 38 percent of lawyers qualify as “problem drinkers,” 28 percent of lawyers reported struggling … Read more

A Resilient Return to Normal, Whatever That Means

A year ago, we faced many new challenges as the coronavirus threw the world into a panic. Many unanswered questions made us fearful of both the known and the unknown. Despite this heightened level of stress, we adjusted, and new approaches to cope with the pandemic arose. We Zoomed from room to room, and country … Read more

Op-Ed: How resilient are we?

In the aftermath of the storming of the Capitol, the buzzword “resilience” was echoed in the Senate Chamber between both parties.  Republican Senate Majority Leader,  Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated: “This institution is resilient. Our democratic republic is strong.” Democratic Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) remarked: “The divisions in our country clearly run deep, but we are … Read more

Opinion: Attorneys face, and overcome, new mental health challenges during pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19, how has the American lethal system turned even more deadly?   According to a recent survey conducted in 2020 by the American Lawyer, 64 percent of the lawyers reported suffering from anxiety.   This is a staggering number given that lawyers are often loath to admit that they have a mental health … Read more

TLC-VR with Transforming the Words of Resiliency into a Reality.

This past Sunday, 10/11/2020, 60 Minutes aired a story that featured Dr. James Pruden, an Emergency Medicine Physician at St Joseph’s Hospital in New Jersey, who miraculously recovered from COVID-19 after being hospitalized for 33 days. Coinciding with this feature, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) published an article titled, “Mental Health Disorders Related … Read more