[Podcast] RL 88: Nefra MacDonald— Emotional Awareness: Mindfulness’ Secret Weapon to Psychological Health




In this episode, I am excited to have Nefra MacDonald on to talk about how awareness of one’s emotions can revolutionize your presence and how you communicate with others.

Nefra MacDonald is the Business Development and Strategic Partnership Coordinator at Rocket Matter. After working in various capacities at law firms, corporations, and non-profit organizations, she decided to use her experience to help address the pain points that practicing lawyers feel every day. She currently co-chairs Rocket Matter’s Product Advisory Committee, which serves as a source of targeted feedback for the company’s product improvement strategy. Her passion for wellness has also led to heavy involvement in producing more wellness programming for lawyers, including Rocket Matter’s Legal Wellness Retreat, where I will also be presenting.


Topics Covered

  • Nefra talks on how personal hardships changed her path from being a law student working at a firm, to where she is now helping other lawyers balance their life with mindfulness.
  • How Kundalini Yoga helped her to be more present, more aware of her emotions, and how she uses that awareness to better control her emotions rather than the opposite. She talks about how she expresses those negative emotions to others and allows herself to feel it rather than bury it deep down.
  • Common pain points with lawyers, work/life balance issues, and wellness and mindfulness issues, such as the inability to disconnect from work without feeling anxiety and trying to manage staff.

Find out more on Nefra at:

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Links mentioned:

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