Tools for Survivors During the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

Warning: this article contains language concerning sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse, which may be triggering. It’s 3:30 a.m. on a Friday night and I’m wide awake. No, it’s not because I had an especially raucous evening of dancing and drinking or even because I was up late binge-watching the latest show on Netflix; nope,…

The Importance of Stepping Outside the Manhattan Bubble

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke (and quoted by John F. Kennedy) For the past two years, I have been genuinely confused. Confused about how in the hell someone as racist, bigoted, sexist, and just plain dumb as Donald Trump…

To Lawyer or Not to Lawyer, That is the Question

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” ~Unknown When I first left the law a little over one year ago, I always assumed that I would return to the practice sooner or later. Maybe it was because my entire identity was based on the idea of practicing law or the hoards of…

#MeToo: How Yoga Helped Me Learn to Love My Body, My Mind, and Myself

Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape, which may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised. I have been going back and forth about publishing this piece for months now. Even as I’m writing this, committed to publishing later this evening, I am having second thoughts. Despite all of the…

An Imperfect Yogi

When I started working in a yoga studio, I honestly never thought I would practice law again. In my mind, I had found a job that made me happy, paid the bills, and allowed me to write. I was fully prepared to live out the rest of my days as a yoga-loving hippie, surrounded by…

Yoga Off the Mat

When I first found yoga in the midst of my career change, it was nothing more than a stress-reliever. Each night after work, I would head over to the studio and shut off my mind completely, focusing exclusively on pose cues from the teacher and the steamy temperature in the room. Yoga was a way…

From Litigator to Yogi

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of being a lawyer. From mock trial teams, student government, law camp (yes, that’s actually a thing), pre-law courses, and eventually law school…my entire identity has been built upon the eventual goal of adding “, Esq.” to the end of my name. After graduating from law…