[Podcast] RL 113: Heather Weigler — Prioritizing Yourself After Motherhood to be a Better You and a Better Lawyer

[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.

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Why Every Lawyer Should Be Practicing Mindfulness (Part II)

Why Every Lawyer Should Be Practicing Mindfulness (Part II)

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.

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[Podcast] RL 112: Dineen Wasylik — Utilizing Your “You Time” to Maximize Your Billable Hours

[Podcast] RL 112: Dineen Wasylik — Utilizing Your “You Time” to Maximize Your Billable Hours

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.

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Why Every Lawyer Should Be Practicing Mindfulness (Part I)

Why Every Lawyer Should Be Practicing Mindfulness (Part I)

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.

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[Podcast] RL 111: Jaime Knepper — Finding Balance: Career Transitions for the Parent Lawyer

[Podcast] RL 111: Jaime Knepper — Finding Balance: Career Transitions for the Parent Lawyer

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.

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