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Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alastair McEwin, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission. The interview – conducted for Lifetimes in Law, a blog project I run with the general counsel of Canon Australia, David Field – was an eye-opening experience for me,

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I remember it like yesterday: the excitement of eating a Twix bar for dinner, just because I could. After all, I was an adult and these decisions were mine. But it didn’t take long to realise that chocolate bars for dinner didn’t equal wellness. That while it feels exciting to

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My best mate sent me an article last night that captivated me. It outlined the thesis of Svend Brinkmann, a Danish psychology professor and author of Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze, who believes society’s relentless insistence on and pursuit of happiness has become an emotional and psychological burden, particularly

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Head to the TWD Coaching page to learn more. Almost one year ago, I got an unexpected phone call. I was walking up to my local shops to pick up a pizza, in track pants and a hoodie, when a call came in from Anna, a human resources manager at

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It is widely acknowledged that perfectionism is a common trait amongst law students and lawyers. Indeed, many lawyers identify as perfectionists. However, given the prevalence of mental distress among lawyers, one must question whether perfectionism adds value or whether it is contributing to the elevated levels of distress in the

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While significant strides continue to be made in addressing anxiety and depression by the Australian legal profession, and support mechanisms for students and practitioners alike expand, it is possible another significant mental ailment is getting lost in the shuffle: eating disorders, writes Jerome Doraisamy. A recent study of American law

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Time is somewhat elastic, and can be adjusted to suit our needs. We just need to figure out how. There are 168 hours in a week. If you’re a lawyer or law student, 40-50 of these hours will be dedicated to study or work. If you then sleep for 7