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“The most difficult thing I have ever had to do is follow the guidance I prayed for.”

—Albert Schweitzer

Skating Through and Looking Good

This lawyer skated through life and always managed to get out of trouble. Faced with some real legal consequences, this lawyer worked with LAP to “look good” when the reckoning came but instead wound up with an amazing life. Read more.

This article is also a featured Sidebar Podcast episode: Skating Through and Looking Good. Listen here.

Let It Rain

To one degree or another, we all spend time wishing that circumstances were different. We want to change just about anything that isn’t exactly how we think it should be. We resist the present moment exactly as it presents itself. What if, instead of complaining about the present moment, we accepted it exactly as it is? Studies suggest that, by doing this, we can radically improve our emotional and mental well-being. Read more.

Practice Perspective

A gratitude list really works! Take it from this smart, special skeptic. Read more.

Mindful Moment

Five-Minute Procrastination Buster

This simple tool re-orients us to the present moment, allowing us to mobilize more effectively. Read more.

This Mindful Moment is also a featured podcast episode: Five-Minute Procrastination Buster. Listen here.

How Lawyers Can Find Instant Relief From Stress

Tried and true techniques. You do not need to be an ABA Member to access this article (although it appears so…just close out the membership request). Read more.

The Benefits of Not Being a Jerk to Yourself

A wise, hilarious TED talk about how beating yourself up doesn't make you stronger—it leaves you bruised. Being kind to yourself isn’t about ignoring your weaknesses. It's about giving yourself permission to learn from your mistakes. Watch here.

Something to Consider

For the garden is the only place there is, but you will not find it
Until you have looked for it everywhere and found nowhere that is not a desert.
- W. H. Auden

Upcoming Events - LAP Related

5-State Collaborative
Women’s Well-Being Conference

March 2-5, 2023
Hotel Roanoke
Roanoke, VA
Registration open

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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