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31 Aug 2012, 1:23 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Every week I see a fun life-after-law story, and these days it seems, at least from reading popular print media, that attorneys most often turn to yoga or writing. [read post]
27 Aug 2012, 1:18 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Over the summer, I have been listening for words that have lost their liveliness, so often and mindlessly uttered that they now fall on brains numb to their meanings. [read post]
27 Aug 2012, 11:55 am by StephanieWestAllen
From "Legal profession braces for turnover as half the state’s lawyers say they want out" (Puget Sound Business Journal): Washington state’s legal community may be on the verge of a broad-based succession crisis, as thousands of older attorneys leave the profession faster than they are replaced. [read post]
25 Aug 2012, 8:30 am by StephanieWestAllen
The notion of expanding leisure time has been addressed here before in several posts, including those linked to below. [read post]
23 Aug 2012, 8:58 pm by StephanieWestAllen
From the Best Practices for Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries discussion group at LinkedIn (and posted with permission): Next Tuesday, Aug. 28th at Noon ET, our guest on the PPC [Purposeful Planning Collaboration] Best Practices for Trusts, Trustees and Beneficiaries Teleconference will be James E. [read post]
21 Aug 2012, 12:13 pm by StephanieWestAllen
News release from Association for Psychological Science: Time Flies When You’re Having Goal-Motivated FunThough the seconds may tick by on the clock at a regular pace, our experience of the ‘fourth dimension’ is anything but uniform. [read post]
17 Aug 2012, 9:37 am by StephanieWestAllen
If you are not yet wary of the results of research carried out in academia being applied to real life, then I suggest you read books such as The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts and Psychology's Ghosts: The Crisis in the Profession and the Way Back. [read post]
16 Aug 2012, 2:36 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Once again physicians Mick Krasner and Ron Epstein are offering mindfulness classes for people who work in medical education, including, but not limited to, medical doctors. [read post]
16 Aug 2012, 8:25 am by StephanieWestAllen
From the Web page: The University of Memphis Cecil C. [read post]
7 Aug 2012, 9:02 am by StephanieWestAllen
From the current edition of the monthly newsletter: 19 Interventions 5 Associations 2 Methods 8 Reviews 6 Trials [read post]
7 Aug 2012, 7:34 am by StephanieWestAllen
Recently I was a bit taken aback by a comment from someone who is steeped in a therapy philosophy; even though this person was a seasoned professional, her comment indicated a lack of a basic understanding of the difference between mediation and therapy. [read post]
5 Aug 2012, 7:17 pm by StephanieWestAllen
I was honored to give the opening meditations each morning at this year's Rendezvous. [read post]
29 Jul 2012, 8:51 pm by StephanieWestAllen
This short interview of Professor Elaine Fox is for all the people to whom I have recommended her book Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: How to Retrain Your Brain to Overcome Pessimism and Achieve a More Positive Outlook. [read post]
27 Jul 2012, 8:50 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Abstract of "Become more optimistic by imagining a best possible self: Effects of a two week intervention" (Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry): Background and objectives: Optimism is a personality trait which has repeatedly been shown to correlate with, and predict psychological and physical well-being. [read post]
26 Jul 2012, 7:38 pm by StephanieWestAllen
strategy+business just published a fine article on the current state of leadership development. [read post]
25 Jul 2012, 3:36 pm by StephanieWestAllen
If I were to go to the ABA Annual Meeting this year, there is one panel I would want to attend. [read post]
25 Jul 2012, 9:17 am by StephanieWestAllen
I believe that the very best mediation training offered anywhere is that of The Center for Understanding in Conflict. [read post]
24 Jul 2012, 4:25 pm by StephanieWestAllen
I have no doubt that many of you will find this syllabus of interest. [read post]
24 Jul 2012, 3:15 pm by StephanieWestAllen
News release from Carnegie Mellon: Press Release: Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults, Carnegie Mellon Study Shows Researchers Also Found That Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Inflammation Levels and Alters Gene Expression Contact: Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / PITTSBURGH—For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's — and death. [read post]