Amid a pandemic, uncertainty in our practices, and the stressors associated with adjusting to new work environments, a focus on our collective well-being is needed. The State Bar of Nevada will celebrate Lawyer Well-Being next week, May 4-8, 2020, with a variety of daily programs and resources developed with you in mind.
MONDAY, MAY 4 | STAY STRONG
Self-Care: The Key to Stress and Anxiety Management. Free 20-minute online guided meditation beginning at 12 PM with Jeena Cho, best-selling author of The Anxious Lawyer. Register here.
TUESDAY, MAY 5 | ALIGN
Town Hall: Finding solutions: Psychological Wellness During the COVID-19 Crisis. Join NLAP Director Kristine Kuzemka and Daniel Shiode, Ph.D. for this 45-minute town hall event, beginning at 12 PM, to discuss the benefits of mental health therapy, the State Bar of Nevada’s therapy resources, and well-being challenges during social distancing. This town hall will include a 30 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute question and answer session. Click here to join the Town Hall.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | ENGAGE & GROW
Free CLE! Financial Wellness; 12 PM – 1 PM; 1 general credit. Planning for your financial future is an important aspect of your overall well-being. This webinar is about understanding the Financial Wellness experience. The Financial Wellness experience is built on six pillars that are foundational to overall financial wellness. They include both short term and long term goals. Learn more and sign up.
THURSDAY, MAY 7 | CONNECT
Staying connected is an important aspect of lawyer well-being. Consider joining a State Bar of Nevada section and connect with lawyers who share professional practice areas. Membership in an affiliate county or specialty bar association is another way to engage with your peers.
FRIDAY, MAY 8 | FEEL WELL
Free CLE! Dealing with Adversity: Identifying and Harnessing Your Emotions; 11 AM – 12 PM; 1 AAMH Credit. This webinar will cap off the State Bar of Nevada’s celebration of Lawyer Well-Being Week with an insightful look at how to overcome personal and professional adversities by identifying and harnessing the emotions that have the potential from holding us back. We will hear insights from attorney Jordan Savage, who will describe his experience dealing with adversity in the workplace while also dealing with his family’s well-being. Using Jordan’s personal story, therapist Josee Perrine will provide examples of how to identify our emotions and examples of how therapy can benefit others facing similar circumstances. The seminar will also provide attendees with confidential and no-or low-cost resources available to all Nevada attorneys and judiciary. This is a live webinar and will not be recorded for future viewing. Learn more & sign-up.
Unable to join our events – or looking for more inspiration? We have compiled a list of daily TED Talks and videos worth watching.
Sleep Is Your Superpower, TED Talk, Dr. Matt Walker (2019). 19:06 minutes. Walker is the author of the
top-selling book Why We Sleep. In this video, he shares the many good things that happen for your brain and body
when you get sleep–and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t. He offers helpful tips for getting
more and better sleep.
There’s More to Life Than Being Happy, TED Talk, Emily Esfahani Smith (2017). 12:10 minutes. Learn about
the difference between “being happy” (which comes and goes) and building a meaningful life. Smith is the author
of The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed With Happiness.
The Happy Secret To Better Work. TED Talk, Shawn Achor (2011). 12:05 minutes. In this fast-moving, funny
talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires us to be more productive. Achor is the author of The
Happiness Advantage: How A Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work And Life.
Are You a Giver or a Taker? TED Talk. Adam Grant (2016). 13:19 minutes. Organizational psychologist Adam
Grant breaks down 3 personality types related to giving (givers, takers, and matchers) and offers simple strategies
to promote a culture of generosity and to better manage self-serving “takers.” Grant is the author of the book Give
and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success and the Harvard Business Review article In The Company of
Givers and Takers.
The Anxiety Toolkit. Jon Krop (2020). Part 1 (25 minutes) and Part 2 (16 minutes). Mindfulness Practices to
Reduce Anxiety in Trying Times. Jon Krop, a lawyer and meditation teacher, created two free videos offering practical
mindfulness strategies to manage anxiety, which is skyrocketing for many during the COVID crisis.