From memory, I would guess that the two most popular roles lawyers I've featured in my Life After Law posts have chosen to pursue have been author and yogi. Today here's another one in the yogi column.
From "Former homicide prosecutor now yoga guru for combat vets" (Orlando Sentinel).
During his 22 years as a Broward County prosecutor, David Frankel tried cases so saturated in mayhem and madness they sounded like horror fiction. The case of the severed head. Death by acid bath. The mutilation of the gurgling prostitute.
But the cases were real.
Outside the courtroom, Frankel struggled to balance the stress of trial work and the suffering of the crime victims he represented by studying Hindu philosophy and practicing theyoga he learned years ago from his grandmother.
Eventually, however, that balance was lost. "I felt I had reached the peak of what I was doing in law, but I didn't sleep well," Frankel said. " It was swallowing me whole. I had to make a change."
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