Catalyst Bonus Content: Recommended Listening

Catalyst Bonus Content: Recommended Listening Professor Susan D. Carle and Professor Terry Davidson Professor Susan D. Carle, American University Washington College of Law Terry Davidson, Trone Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Neuroscience and Behavior, Department of Neuroscience, American University  The holiday season brings an opportunity to consider the impact of diet on the brain.  Professors…

Beyond Self-Care: Applied Neuroscience Can Help You Reclaim Joy in Legal Practice

Beyond Self-Care: Applied Neuroscience Can Help You Reclaim Joy in Legal Practice By Kendra Brodin, Esq., MSW, Catherine Duncan MA, BCC., and Henry Emmons, MD Kendra Brodin, JD, MSW is Founder & CEO of EsquireWell, a legal well-being and professional development company providing speaking, consulting, coaching, and the online EsquireWell Academy. As a certified coach…

Reframing Burnout

Reframing Burnout Not only because it’s cited as one of the main causes of the Great Resignation, which may permanently reshape how we work, and not only because it’s widespread (can we ever use the metaphor of “epidemic” again?) across workplaces. We have to talk about burnout because we haven’t actually been talking about it this…

Is Burnout Tired and Worn Out?

Tracy LaLonde, Chief Joychiever I recently attended a conference about attorney engagement and had many conversations about burnout. During one of those discussions, we pondered if the word ‘burnout’ has become overused to the extent that it is losing or has lost its impact. I certainly hope this isn’t the case. While many more people are…

Beneath, Behind, and Beyond Burnout

Emily Knowles, Psychologist, Consultant and Researcher “The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin ‘Burnout’ and ‘psychological safety’ are arguably two of the biggest exports from workplace psychology to enter the public lexicon from the Covid-era. Burnout is a long-established and deeply…

Heartfulness: A Path to Resilience

Henry Emmons, MD Catherine Duncan, MA, BCC We consider heartfulness a key quality to going beyond burnout and actually flourishing and building strong resilience. When you use heartfulness to build resilience, there is less room for something like stress and depression to seep back in. There is nothing more important in one’s lifetime than loving well. But…

IWIL Executive Director Announcement

The Institute for Well-Being in Law is pleased to announce the hiring of our inaugural executive director, Jennifer DiSanza. Jennifer spent the last two decades working with law students as a student affairs administrator and financial educator. She has worked at three different ABA-approved law schools and is passionate about well-being in the legal profession.…

Workplace Well-Being and All I Know So Far

Workplace Well-Being and All I Know So Far By Loretta Oleksy, Mindful Life and Work Coach, Thought Kitchen LLC July 1, 2022 It’s heartening to see more people recognizing that workplace culture is tied to employee well-being, and that promoting employee well-being is not only the right thing to do but also positively correlated with…