Shutting Down: How to Disconnect Your Mind from Your Legal Work

by newswashington on September 16, 2014

judicial-judo-logoShutting Down: How to Disconnect Your Mind from Your Legal Work

By, Hilary Neiman

Many seasoned legal veterans will tell you that it is crucial to your long-term success to be able to disconnect from the work at the end of the day. If you carry the work around with you, especially in your head, it can be difficult to feel as though you get any break from it.

Unless you’re a trial lawyer and your client is facing the death penalty, there’s really no reason why you have to be thinking about work constantly, even when you’re home spending time with your family.

Some people are wired that way, though, and they find it more than challenging to disconnect their thoughts from work. They may be physically elsewhere, and they may be engaged with kids, a spouse, or even friends while hanging out, but the wheels are still turning with their work.

It’s important to be able to shut it down, to cut off the thought process, and clear the mind. In the movie For the Love of the Game, Kevin Costner’s aging baseball star’s mantra whenever he went into the set (as a pitcher) was ‘Clear the mechanism.’

So let’s learn how to ‘clear the mechanism.’

Find a quiet place.

Nothing is more distracting to the brain than noise. If you have children or live in a house that is constantly under a noise assault, find a place where you can go to get some quiet time. The library may be a good option, though far too many of them today are getting louder, too.

Churches are often quiet places and it doesn’t matter whether you have faith or not, you can still get peace and quiet in most of them.

Close your eyes.

Make sure that you shut off or leave all electronic devices behind. Close your eyes. Welcome the darkness.

Now you’re probably going through a million thoughts. Picture those thoughts as concrete structures. They could be boxes or books, file folders or even stones. Whatever you prefer, picture them as solid objects.

Push them ‘off screen’.

In your head it’s like a movie screen. You have a limit to the top, bottom, and sides. Take each ‘object’ and imagine that you’re pushing it off to the side. Once it’s out of view, it’s out of your thoughts.

You’ll discover that they come back very quickly, in the beginning.

Keep working to clear the floor space until all you see is blackness. Don’t get frustrated when you can’t accomplish this at first. It will take time and practice.

Once you do, though, you’ll be able to focus on the emptiness, the blackness that surrounds you. With silence and no thoughts, you will soon realize that your body calms down. When you re-enter your world, the thoughts will become clearer and the more you do this, the more readily you’ll be able to disconnect from things that are overwhelming your mind.

It’s a great feeling when you’re able to achieve this.


By Mariah Blake Cross-posted from Mother Jones

One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton’s plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered tarmac, where she and her aides piled into a motorcade bound for the presidential palace. That afternoon, they huddled with Bulgarian leaders, including Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, discussing everything from Syria’s bloody civil war to their joint search for loose nukes. But the focus of the talks was fracking. The previous year, Bulgaria had signed a five-year, $68 million deal, granting U.S. oil giant Chevron millions of acres in shale gas concessions. Bulgarians were outraged. Shortly before Clinton arrived, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets carrying placards that read “Stop fracking with our water” and “Chevron go home.” Bulgaria’s parliament responded by voting overwhelmingly for a fracking moratorium.

Clinton urged Bulgarian officials to give fracking another chance. According to Borissov, she agreed to help fly in the “best specialists on these new technologies to present the benefits to the Bulgarian people.” But resistance only grew. The following month in neighboring Romania, thousands of people gathered to protest another Chevron fracking project, and Romania’s parliament began weighing its own shale gas moratorium. Again Clinton intervened, dispatching her special envoy for energy in Eurasia, Richard Morningstar, to push back against the fracking bans. The State Depart­ment’s lobbying effort culminated in late May 2012, when Morningstar held a series of meetings on fracking with top Bulgarian and Romanian officials. He also touted the technology in an interview on Bulgarian national radio, saying it could lead to a fivefold drop in the price of natural gas. A few weeks later, Romania’s parliament voted down its proposed fracking ban and Bulgaria’s eased its moratorium.

How Hillary Clinton’s State Department sold fracking to the world


Help Find Lynn Messer!

by newswashington on September 5, 2014



52 year-old Lynn Messer was last seen in the early morning hours of July 8th 2014, at her rural farm home located in Northern Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri. If you have seen Lynn Messer since her disappearance, if you know of her current whereabouts, or if you have any information concerning her disappearance; please contact the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office dedicated tip line at 573-883-5820 573-883-5820, ext. 27463 – or call Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.

If no reward is distributed the funds raised will be 100% Donated to Texas Equusearch in aiding their efforts to find other missing persons. Suggested donation $25.00


A Quick Walk through Ketogenic Diet Plans

by newswashington on August 29, 2014


Do you wish to lose weight, while consuming a diet that is filled with lots of meat and eggs? If yes, you might feel lost because healthy diet plans are void of fatty food products and dairy items. With this being said, many people daunt the consumption of carrots and lettuce, every other day. This attributes to the need for sensational Ketogenic diet menu and plans.

The Trick

Unlike conventional food patterns, Ketogenic diet revolves around fat and proteins. The diet tricks the body and forces it to consider fat-based food items as an energy source. Thus, the body breaks fat and converts these molecules into useful energy.

The Right Combo

By default, Ketogenic dietary plans are filled with fat, low in carbohydrates and high in proteins. The foremost combination would restrict the accumulation of fat and use up calories effectively. However, you must remember that Ketogenic is a strict diet plan that must be followed carefully. If you are new to the dietary routine, ask a skilled dietician to design the meals. This is because some dieters have the vigor to tolerate high-fat diets that are formulated carelessly. Thus, to witness upright results, you must put together a perfect meal plan, with the right mix of all important nutrients.

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HomeBello Offers Gifts At The Click Of A Button

by newswashington on August 27, 2014

Looking for an elegant, stylish, yet affordable gift can be a chore at times, and it can be even harder to find an upscale site that offers the kind of jewelry, tabletop gifts, and accessories that you would want to bestow upon a friend. Luckily, a new site by the name of HomeBello is now offering a wide range of different gifts for shoppers who have a discerning eye for both price and style.

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Cardio Kickboxing Certification

by newswashington on August 21, 2014

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Chelsea ? – ? Leicester City – August 23 | 07:00

by newswashington on August 18, 2014


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by newswashington on August 13, 2014


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green_safety_sipper1_1…Did you know, FEMA states each person needs at least one gallon of clean, potable drinking water each day?

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Safe drinking water is vital for survival. There are unpredictable things which could happen, from being stranded somewhere to a natural disaster hitting your area. Storing or carrying water supplies is nearly impossible and, there is also the possibility of the water to become contaminated. How can YOU insure to be prepared at all times?

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The Safety Sipper™ filters can help in filtering 99.999 percent of parasites in waste water and bacteria to avoid dysentery. It can filter soiled water and purify it to make it drinkable to help avoid a number of diseases such as typhoid, dysentery and cholera. The personal water filter system can stop amoebic dysentery and associated intestinal ailment. Since it has special activated carbon it helps in reducing the bad taste, and other toxic substances including Trihalogenated Methane, chlorine, organic chemistry possessions and other injurious substances.


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