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Happiness and the Practice of Law

Meditation as an Aid for Stressed Lawyers.

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Meditation and practicing law. Try it. You will be surprised a the clarity of mind.  I find some quiet time or contemplative time is good for you body and mind.

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Editor’s note: Beginning today, CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme  of “Seeking Serenity: The quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times.”

“Does scratching my eyes out count as a stress reliever?” asks Pamela, an attorney with whom I am discussing ways in which lawyers attempt to alleviate anxiety.

“Well, no,” I say. “It’s quite the opposite, really.”

“That’s all I know,” shrugs Pamela, done with the topic. “And don’t use my last name cause of, you know, the law firm mafia.”

I had been searching for meditating lawyers — yes, I mean meditation, not mediation — since a few days earlier when I happened to meet one in a parking lot. The woman — Barbara, a managing partner at a hedge fund — was in the throes of a merger when I met her. And yet she was like no attorney I have ever known.

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Author: Tabitha M. Hochscheid

Attorney since 1995, interested in Attorney Health and Well Being and related issues for lawyers and the general population. Developer and Committee Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association Health and Well Being Committee.

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