Imposter Syndrome Podcast
New Water’s podcast guest, Nicki Ellington, LAP’s Raleigh-based counselor, provides insight and strategies for dealing with the single most common issue lawyers and judges face: imposter syndrome. Watch/listen here.
50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers
In this podcast episode, we interview Nora Rivas, co-author of the 50 Lessons book series. The lessons in the book provide a jumping off point for deeper study and each is aligned with our well-being mission at NC LAP. Ms. Rivas is a consultant in the well-being space. She offers coaching, CLE, and law firm consulting. Listen here.
Blindsided by a client at a crucial inflection point, this attorney immediately turned his attention to what was within his control, providing a powerful demonstration of the Serenity Prayer in action. Read more.
Grabbing an anchor is a simple yet effective tool to release us from our reactive survival strategies and return us to feeling and acting like our best selves. Read more.
This Mindful Moment is also a featured podcast episode: Feeling Adrift? Grab an Anchor! Listen here.
Burnout and Steps Toward Recovery
Many lawyers have developed a quasi-religious faith in work as a source of not only security, stability, and material comfort, but of identity, fulfilment, prestige, happiness, purpose, and meaning. And yet we are doing so at a time of great economic, political, and technological volatility…So, when we give it 110% and it fails to yield the desired results, many of us take that as a deep personal failing—even if it’s not really our fault. For many, no matter the achievement, there is a pattern: obsession, adrenaline, numbness. This is not a phenomenon cured by a long weekend or even a lengthy sabbatical. It requires a reorientation of our lives and our jobs. Read more.
Something to Consider
What we forget, faithwise, in our fear, is that even in the darkest night, when we see no light at all, the light is still there. The sun is still shining over Earth even when our side of Earth rotates away from it. The stars still shine above us, no matter...how thick the clouds above our heads. What we need in the darkest nights is to keep walking along the path until we can glimpse the stars again. What we don’t need is to panic and run blindly into the woods.
—Otis Moss III