AMY KURLANSKY

Happy Constitution Day (September 17th)

Tomorrow is Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the US Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. One fun way to celebrate is by checking out the activities and programs at the National Archives. On their website, you can even join the likes of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin by choosing to “sign” …

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It’s Friday….

Friday—Feel Well: Emotional Well-Being Valuing emotions. Developing an ability to identify and manage emotions for health, to achieve goals, and to inform decisions. Seeking help for mental health when needed. How to participate in Well-Being Week today? It seems to be that “feeling well” is the culmination of all of the other aspects of well-being.  …

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Come together, right now!

Thursday—Connect: Social Well-Being Means building connection, belonging, and a reliable support network. It is contributing to our groups and communities. Below are some things you can do today to start building positive connections. How to participate in Well-Being Week today? For lawyers, so much time is dedicated to professional lives that it is nice to …

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Always learning, always growing

Wednesday—Engage and Grow: Career & Intellectual Well-Being Seeking personal satisfaction, continuous learning and growth in our professional and personal lives, and financial stability. Engaging in creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development and monitoring cognitive wellness. How to participate in Well-Being Week today? One great way to learn and grow professionally is to …

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Are you in alignment?

Tuesday—Align: Spiritual Well-Being Cultivating a sense of meaning and purpose in work and life. Aligning our work and lives with our values, goals, and interests. How to participate in Well-Being Week today? Spiritual Well-Being can mean anything that helps you cultivate your purpose.  As you can see from the IWIL materials, it can mean time …

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“I came not here for fame, not yet for paltry gold;”

As our month of legally themed poetry comes to a close, we would like to leave you with considering Ira Joyce’s thoughts on what makes someone “A Successful Lawyer.” From The Lawyer’s Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer, and about the Lawyer, ed. by Ina Russelle Warren, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are …

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“A Sergeant of the Lawe…” was one of the travelers in Chaucer’s General Prologue to “The Canterbury Tales”

So, today, we thought we’d take a little flash back to one of the Earliest English poets—and, yes, Chaucer is writing in English! (Good luck!) From The Lawyer’s Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer, and about the Lawyer, ed. by Ina Russelle Warren, available on HeinOnline.* *These benefits are reserved for solo attorneys …

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