Professor of the Practice of Law University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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Resonant Leadership

Lawyers are inevitably leaders in all positions they hold due to their privilege, power, prestige, and responsibility.~ Randall Kiser ~ Effective leaders develop resonant relationships

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Neuroscience of Empathy

“The buffalo and the coyote are our brothers; the birds, our cousins.  Even the tiniest ant, even a louse, even the smallest flower you can

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Exercise & Memory

Aerobic exercise, any activity that raises your heart rate, improves cognitive capacity.  New research indicates that improved blood flow to the memory-processing hippocampus may explain

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Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate has numerous antioxidants and it has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.  A study of nearly 21,000 people published in

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Decision Fatigue

Lawyers are inevitably leaders in all positions they hold due to their privilege, power, prestige, and responsibility.~ Randall Kiser ~ With great responsibility comes considerable

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Trauma & High Intelligence

Social distancing and uncertainty about the dangers of COVID-19 are causing collective social trauma.  We think of trauma as being caused by things like a

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Exercise & Anti-Aging

Exercise is the most powerful activity lawyers can undertake to enhance brain function.  A 2011 meta-analysis of 1,603 articles on the relationship between cognition and

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Gratitude

Gratitude, Apr. 16, 2020 Research that surveyed over 24,000 attorneys from all 50 states, examining the characteristics that make a new lawyer effective, found that

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Take a Breath to Induce Calm

Apr. 9, 2020 – You can engage the rest-and-digest recovery system to help control the fight-or-flight stress response. Your tool is your breath. Slow managed

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