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.
Here are some answers to common questions and concerns lawyers have about meditation.
[Podcast] RL 109: Jennifer Day — Recognizing How Depression Can Manifest and Staying Vigilant with Self-Care
In this episode, I am excited to have Jennifer Day on to talk about breaking down the stigma that comes with depression and how lawyers are susceptible. Jennifer served as a judicial law clerk in Anchorage, Alaska, then became a prosecutor in 2005 and has never looked back. She has prosecuted a variety of cases, and has also presented on the topic of depression amongst prosecutors across the state of California for the past few years.