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Build a Well-Rounded Life (Webcast)

Mindful Mondays: City Bar Series on Well-Being and Mindfulness
Build a Well-Rounded Life: Tools and Strategies to Create Balance
Monday, June 1, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

This webcast does not provide CLE credit, and will be held via Zoom. An invitation to access the meeting will be sent to all registrants 48 hours prior to the program.

Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

This presentation will examine the emphasis on productivity and the pursuit of and commitment to work as an ideal for personal fulfillment juxtaposed to the philosophy of Purusartha, translated as the Pursuits of Life. According to this philosophy, fulfillment is the result of finding coherence between the four domains of life, namely, Career, Moral duties, Pleasure, and Freedom. The presenters will offer a workshop to demonstrate how one can realistically incorporate these pursuits into day-to-day life and enhance one’s ability to find harmony between different pursuits in life. The information and practices presented are relevant to participants’ general well-being and applies specifically to the current climate of stress during the COVID-19 outbreak.

3 Objectives:

  1. The presentation seeks to create awareness around the idea that lawyers’ identities are enmeshed with the work we perform to the exclusion or the diminution of other, important areas of life. An adjunct objective of this theme is to explore the emotional impact on a person when one loses that work identity through job loss or through crises, such as the current pandemic, where a search for larger meaning becomes more prevalent
  2. The presentation offers the practice of acceptance, as an antidote for the emotional and mental upset that occurs when people generally, and lawyers in particular, cannot control their environment and experience discomfort and disorientation, as a result of the loss of control
  3. The presentation will encourage participants to take more of an expansive attitude towards prioritizing equilibrium in their lives, and give them mindfulness tools to apply the practices explored in this presentation in their daily lives

Attendees will receive:

  • Meditation 101: Beginner’s Meditation Guidebook
  • Workbook: Motivational Strategy to Turn Meditation into Habit

Click Here to View Program Agenda & Faculty

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Mindfulness and Well-Being, Robert L. Chender & Cecilia B. Loving, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
, Charles M. Newman, Chair
Government Ethics & State Affairs
, Jennifer G. Rodgers, Chair
Mental Health Law
, Karen P. Simmons, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Lawyer’s Assistance Program
, Eileen Travis, Director
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
, Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director

New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

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