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The Mindful Lawyer: ‘Radiate Positivity’

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The October 2018 edition of “The Mindful Lawyer” column looked to Debi Galler, an attorney and mindfulness teacher, to respond to a reader’s question on how practicing mindfulness might be helpful when “sucked into the slime” of a counterparty’s hostile, personal attack. In her thoughtful response, she offers the following:  The daily practice of mindfulness...

The Mindful Lawyer

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A few weeks ago Burt Bacharach passed away at the age of 94. Bacharach is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures of 20th-century popular music. Whether you passed the bar in 1953 or 2023, it is likely that you are familiar with the melodies to one or more of his...

The Mindful Lawyer: Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?

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Last month’s column, Perry Mason and the Present Moment, explored mindful listening, a topic we’ll again consider, this time with a nod to a popular holiday song, “Winter Wonderland.” The song opens with a reminder that can meaningfully influence the quality of our connection with others, our productivity, and our collective well-being. “Sleigh bells ring,...

The Mindful Lawyer: A License to Breathe

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It is said that mindfulness practices are simple, but not easy. The same can be said about relaxation practices. The instructions are straightforward enough — for example, take a few slower, deeper breaths — but for a variety of fascinating reasons, they can be difficult to implement. Doing so, especially amid times of high stress,...

The Mindful Lawyer: Waking Up This Summer

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Did you notice the trees swaying in the breeze the last time you were outside? Did you observe the gentle movement of leaves and flowers? It’s certainly easy to get so caught up in our thoughts that we miss the beauty in our midst. If you can relate to this, the presence of trees and...

The Mindful Lawyer: Being Present for Your Experience

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In today’s column we are going to reverse engineer a popular mindfulness practice known as Focused Attention. Doing so will help clarify what is meant by being present, a term familiar to many that can come across as too vague to be helpful. Afterall, what does it mean to be present? Aren’t we always present?...

The Mindful Lawyer: ‘So, gather your monkeys and squirrels and let them loose in the garden of your imagination’

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In today’s column we’ll explore a practice that traipses into the territory of mind wandering, yet more precisely meanders into the creative realm of daydreaming. A variant of a focused attention practice, we could refer to it as unfocused attention. Rather than directing attention to a fixed object, like the breath, we establish mind wandering...

The Mindful Lawyer

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Members of the legal profession are often motivated by a desire to help others and to alleviate their distress. So basic is this ethic that many lawyers work tirelessly, worry a great deal, and feel the weight of not just one client’s burdens, but many. And as much good as this does for our clients,...

The Mindful Lawyer: Resistance is Fertile

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It’s early morning and you’re on your way to meditate when you abruptly turn around and get back in bed. Or maybe it’s mid-day and a few minutes into your focused-attention mindfulness practice your monkey mind catapults you out of your seat to check for a text message. Perhaps it’s the end of the day...

The Mindful Lawyer: Becoming self-aware of your inner critic can go a long way to being free from its painful messaging

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For the past 20 years, the legal profession has been taking note and exploring the potential role mindfulness practices can play in the law. Here in Florida, in the last three weeks alone, members of the Florida Bar’s Tax Law Section, Tampa’s Ferguson White Inns of Court, and the Southern District of Florida’s Bankruptcy Bar...

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