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"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it."

—Thich Nhat Hanh

True Surrender Article & Podcast

Despite very serious medical consequences and lots of knowledge about alcoholism after an extended in-patient treatment stay, this lawyer knew he had problems but still had his doubts that he had a problem with alcohol. It took a relapse for him to find true surrender. Read more.

This article is also a featured Sidebar Podcast episode: True Surrender. Listen here.

Practice Perspective

This lawyer offered tools she uses to deal with her own anxiety to her team of stressed-out support staff and paralegals with some amazing results that extended beyond stress-management. Read more.

Mindful Moment

A glimmer of goodness doesn’t have to be a mind-blowing experience; glimmers can simply be enjoyable moments that lift your mood or give you hope. Read more.

This Mindful Moment is also a featured Sidebar Podcast episode: Glimmers of Goodness. Listen here.

Existential troubleshooting in the muddy middle of life.

This excellent article, filled with humor, captures the essence of so many points that we cover in many of LAP’s well-being CLE programs (and explains, without meaning to, why lawyers in recovery are so much happier than most). A worthwhile read from start to finish. Read more.

Something to Consider

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in." ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Upcoming Events - LAP Related

June 3, 2022
Minority Outreach Conference
McKimmon Center
Raleigh, NC
Registration in April

Upcoming Events - Community Based
(not LAP sponsored; a clearing house of information for recovery related events around the state)

Renewal Center of the South
Current Retreat Schedule

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Annual Report

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