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COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery

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It may often seem like most, if not all, of your contacts on social media are complaining about wearing face masks, having to social distance and adhere to shelter-in-place orders. Since the novel coronavirus hit, performing these tasks have become part of our daily lives. But it's important to note that you only have control of yourself, says lawyer and author Brian Cuban.

Usually, Cuban spends much of his time traveling for speaking engagements about wellness and recovery at large law firms. But for the past three months, he’s been stuck at home. So he set up a home studio to shoot videos, which he posts on YouTube and Twitter.

As part of a special Asked and Answered podcast series, which looks at the ways that lawyers’ lives have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuban chats with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how he’s been focusing on what he can control, rather than what he can’t, and what he misses the most.

For Cuban, that includes hugs from family and friends, and he’s not sure that they’ll ever be given as freely as they once were.

See also: “Quest for Perfection: Brian Cuban talks about lawyers and body image (podcast)” “Lawyer speaks out about eating disorders in men”

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Brian Cuban

Brian Cuban, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is a Dallas-based lawyer, author and addiction recovery advocate. Cuban has been in long-term recovery from alcohol, cocaine and bulimia since April 2007. His first book, Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder, chronicles his firsthand experiences living with and recovering from 27 years of eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. He is also the author of The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption, about how addiction and other mental health issues destroyed his career as a successful lawyer and how he and others in the profession redefined their lives in recovery and found redemption.

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