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Well-Being Week in Law: Spiritual 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 Tuesday, May 3, 2022, is spiritual well-being, which includes cultivating a sense of meaning and purpose in work and life. It also means working to align our work and lives with our values, goals, and interests.

Live event: Don’t miss your chance to tune in to a live meditation session today! Meditation is a component of spiritual well-being that has been practiced for centuries. According to the Mayo Clinic, meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance that can benefit your emotional wellness and your overall health. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions. Whether you’re new to meditation or are a seasoned veteran, we encourage you to join one of three guided meditation sessions led by members of The Missouri Bar. Take 15 minutes at 8 a.m., noon, or 4 p.m. to pause and follow Missouri lawyers who will lead you in a spiritual health break.

Daily dose of headlines: “Spirituality offers a worldview that suggests there is more to life than just what people experience on a sensory and physical level.”  Want to learn more? Click here. Also, have you ever used your character strengths as a way to align your work with your values and interests? Use this Berkeley resource to learn more about your character strengths and how to best apply them for improved well-being.

Brain break: Part of spiritual well-being is understanding how humans are connected to the environment. One way to do this is to spend time outside with the goal of cultivating a sense of wonder about the natural world. To engage in this experience, consider taking an "Awe Walk" to boost prosocial emotions, including compassion and gratitude. Find more information here.

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