February 04, 2020 Careers

Don't Worry, Be Happy

By Cheryl Rich Heisler
Deakin Law Review article recommends that individuals employ a “disputing technique” to
control their negative emotions.

Deakin Law Review article recommends that individuals employ a “disputing technique” to control their negative emotions.

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Chasing After Happiness

If you read anything in the world of pop culture, you know that happiness is elusive. We chase it and it runs from us. We get close to it and then do or say something that drives it away. Through my years spent working with lawyers exploring a career change, I have found this to be as true in our professional roles as it is in our personal relationships. We think we seek out what makes us happy, but we don’t always know what it is that we truly want or whether getting it will actually allow us to feel fulfilled.

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