Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Check out this article by Cheryl Conner on and find out if you are mentally strong. 

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Ideas for a Happier Holiday

So in case you need some ideas for a happier holiday check out these articles by Kimberly Medlock

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9 Simplest Ways to Be Happier at Work

Check out Jeff Haden's article from Inc. where he discusses the 9 Simplest Ways to Be Happier at Work.  What are your tricks to being happier at work?    

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21 Awesome Things to Say to Yourself

Check out this article where Jeff Haden, Ghostwriter, Speaker, Inc. Magazine Columnist, discusses 21 Awesome Things to Say to Yourself and let us know what you do to motivate yourself. 

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Random Acts of Kindness

Read and comment about TBA Attorney Well Being Committee Member Mary Griffin's fight against cancer in her article Random Acts of Kindness, which first appeared in the May 2013 Tennessee Bar Journal.  

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10 ways to Stay Happy While in Law School

In the September 2013 issue of the National Jurist they discuss the 10 ways to Stay Happy While in Law School.  Check out the article and comment if you have other ways to stay happy while in law school!

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Signs of Alcohol Dependency

The C.A.G.E Questionnaire
The CAGE Questionnaire was developed in 1970 by Dr. John A. Ewing, and used for screening of patients for alcoholism. Two or more “yes” indicates a positive history of alcoholism.

Cut Back?
Have you ever felt the need to reduce the level of your consumption?

Have people ever annoyed you with their criticisns of your drinking or using habits?

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Signs of depression

How can you distinguish depression from ordinary sadness? Here are the classic symptoms:

* Diminished interest or pleasure in most activities.

* Significant weight loss or weight gain without effort, or loss of appetite.

* Difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much.

* Psychomotor agitation or retardation.

* Fatigue.

* Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt.

* Diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness.

* Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or a suicide plan or attempt.

Web and telephone resources

National Suicide Help

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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