In this episode, I am excited to have Emily Markos on to talk about fighting anxiety and finding peace through mindfulness. Emily graduated from Rutgers Camden School of Law in 2010. After graduation she clerked in the US District Court in Pennsylvania, and then spent 6 years as a general commercial civil litigator.
For attorneys, focusing on self-care and wellness isn’t being selfish. It’s necessary.
[Podcast] RL 113: Heather Weigler — Prioritizing Yourself After Motherhood to be a Better You and a Better Lawyer
In this episode, I am excited to have Heather Weigler to talk about the importance of prioritizing yourself after motherhood – to be a better you and a better lawyer. Heather is a lawyer and stand-up comedian in Portland, Oregon. She works for the Oregon Department of Justice as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, regulating charities and their fundraisers.
Let’s face it, lawyering is difficult. We all have days where it feels as though the ground beneath us is about to give and we’re spiraling out of control. When you feel this way, what coping mechanism do you use to feel grounded again? Practicing mindfulness allows us to pause, reflect, and respond from a place of calm rather than reacting.
This week I am excited to have Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik on to talk about being an active mother and lawyer, and how utilizing the morning hours can revolutionize your days and allow you to maximize your billable hours. Dineen is the founder of DPW Legal in Tampa, Florida, a boutique intellectual property and appellate litigation firm where her team helps entrepreneurs protect everything that they have worked so hard to create and protects litigants in appellate courts.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that practicing mindfulness is good for you. It helps to decrease the impact of stress on your body, allows you to manage anxiety better, and lowers blood pressure and a host of stress-related psychosomatic symptoms. The list of what mindfulness can do seems to be growing daily.
I am excited to have Jaime Knepper on to talk about how she found balance between her fulfilling career and wonderful family through a transition from law. Jaime is a federal government employee specializing in federal energy market regulation. Her current position is the inverse of her first legal career, advising regulated utilities and pipelines on compliance with federal requirements.
As I tour around the country, traveling to dozens of cities, giving talks, having one-on-one meetings with lawyers, and engaging in honest dialogue about life as a lawyer, one common theme I see is this: too many of us are living a dream that wasn’t meant for us.
Please join me for a 1-hour webinar on January 24th.
[Podcast] RL 110: Jessica Glassburn — Motherhood and Law: Managing Career Transitions with Active Parenting
Jessica Glassburn grew up in Washington D.C. but has spent most of her adult life in the Midwest. She has practiced in family law and worked in law school admissions offices, and currently works as the Program Chair for Paralegal and Legal Studies at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.