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Physical Well-Being: Lawyer Well-Being Week Resources (Day 1)

Physical Well-Being: Lawyer Well-Being Week Resources (Day 1)

May 4th begins National Lawyer Well-Being Week 2020, hosted by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.

View more here on Lawyer Well-Being Week and how leadership in the Massachusetts legal community can participate. 

We’ll be posting to our blog and sending emails each day for the next four days to help you participate. Subscribe to our emails here, and accept the challenge to focus on your own well-being. We know it isn’t always easy for lawyers to put themselves first — but it’s best.


SURVEY OPEN! Practice putting yourself first by taking our SURVEY on lawyer well-being needs across Massachusetts. 

This is your chance to make sure our Free & Confidential services respond to your needs and support your well-being. We’re working to deliver what lawyers need for well-being — including practice management assistance and other professional needs — across Massachusetts in collaboration with the new SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being. 


Each day through Friday of this week highlights a key element of well-being. Take the time this week to identify where you need additional support and make the effort to seek it out. 

Join daily virtual Coffee Breaks at 2pm, a collaboration with the new SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being which will feature a speaker on the well-being topic in focus for each day. 


Today, we’re highlighting PHYSICAL WELL-BEING. The remaining schedule will highlight Spiritual Well-Being on Tuesday, Intellectual Well-Being on Wednesday, Social Well-Being on Thursday, and Emotional Well-Being on Friday.



Below are resources to help you “Stay Strong” — the Lawyer Well-Being Week tagline for Day 1: Physical Well-Being:


Mindfulness in Law Society’s Mindful Monday – a free virtual weekly event at 3pm (eastern)


Mindfulness Essentials for Lawyers & Law Students (Dr. Shawn Healy, LCL MA)


Even a Single Mindfulness Meditation Session Can Reduce Anxiety (Science Daily)


Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time (Tony Schwartz & Catherine McCarthy, Harvard Business Review)


The Anonymous People (Amazon Prime and DVD, 2014)


Tips for Practicing Good Sleep Hygiene (Dr. Shawn Healy, LCL MA) 


Sleep is Your Superpower (Dr. Matt Walker, TED Talk)


Sleep Well, Lead Better (Christopher Barnes, Harvard Business Review)


There’s A Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep (Nick can Dam and Els van der Helm, Harvard Business Review)


The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Your Body (Stephanie Watson & Kristeen Cherney, Healthline)


Power Foods for the Brain (Neal Barnard TEDx)


Fix Your Gut (Dr. Michael Ruscio, Do The Thing Podcast)


What Is The Best Diet For Mental Health? (Kira M. Newman, Greater Good Magazine)


What You Eat Affects Your Productivity (Ron Friedman, Harvard Business Review)


The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise (Wendy Suzuki, TED Talk)


Desk Yoga Activity Guide (Lawyer Well-Being Week)


Crying in Yoga (Jessamyn Stanley, Do The Thing Podcast)

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