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Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law Book Club

Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law Book Club
Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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The Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law Committee is excited to announce the selection for our next book club! Join us every other month as we come together as a community to explore books that relate to mindfulness, well-being and how they relate to our lives as lawyers.

Our next book club will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm. We are reading Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole is available at Amazon, Bookshop, and your local public library or independent book store.

Bittersweetness is not, as we tend to think, just a momentary feeling or event. It’s also a way of being, a storied heritage. Our artistic and spiritual traditions—amplified by recent scientific and management research—teach us its power. Cain shows how a bittersweet state of mind is the quiet force that helps us transcend our personal and collective pain. If we don’t acknowledge our own sorrows and longings, she says, we can end up inflicting them on others via abuse, domination, or neglect. But if we realize that all humans know—or will know—loss and suffering, we can turn toward each other. And we can learn to transform our own pain into creativity, transcendence, and connection.

You can also check out the following podcast discussing the book and its themes in lieu of or in addition to reading the book: Brene Brown with Susan Cain on how sorrow and longing make us whole

We look forward to sharing this initiative of the Mindfulness and Well-Being Committee with you and engaging as a community through books on how mindfulness can help us live better lives.

*While we encourage you to read the book, it is not necessary to have completed the book to participate. We will base our discussion on the themes that Bittersweet explores, which are universal themes and not solely dependent on the content of the book. 
Sponsoring Committee:  Mindfulness and Well-Being in Law, Lisa Podemski, Chair


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