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Well-Being Week in Law: Social Wellness

This May 2-6, as part of Well-Being Week in Law, The Missouri Bar’s Lawyers Living Well Special Committee will provide resources to help Missouri lawyers focus on well-being in the legal profession. It’s no secret that the practice of law can be overwhelming, and mental health and substance use issues are prominent in the profession. Well-Being Week in Law is a national event with the aim of raising awareness about mental health and encouraging action and innovation across the profession to improve well-being.

The focus for Thursday, May 5, 2022, is social well-being, which includes building connection, belonging, and a reliable support network. It also encompasses the contributions you make to groups and communities that are meaningful to you.

Live event: Catch up with colleagues from across the state during a special Well-Being Week Coffee Break! Join in at 9:30 a.m. for 30 minutes of building connection, belonging, and taking steps to create a reliable support network.

Call to action: Today, try a random act of kindness! Take 10 minutes and email two people you appreciate to let them know why. Take note of how it makes you feel – and how they respond.

Daily dose of headlines: Kindness is a major part of everyday leadership. This blog piece explains how random acts of kindness can impact us and others. Ever heard of social capital? As this piece in Forbes explains, “[s]urrounding yourself with the right people, at the right time, can be instrumental in persevering through the challenges of leading a company.” Finally, this Berkeley article can help you dig into the 10 pillars of strong relationships. Spoiler: You might be surprised to learn that many of the keys to a satisfying, lasting bond are probably already present.

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