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#NAWLCares is a campaign supporting women attorneys with their physical, mental, and emotional health. Every week we will add a new tip that is featured in our weekly e-blast and social media. What do you do for self-care? Send submissions to Asha Smith, Marketing Coordinator, at asmith@nawl.org.


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     Five Tips for Working From Home

NAWL Women's Law Journal Editorial Board Member Jennifer Thibodaux. We're excited to feature her most recent article, "Suddenly Remote? Five Tips on Transitioning to Work From Home

Meditation

At Mid-Year Meeting we learned about the importance of mindfulness. Meditation encourages positive mental health and increased productivity.

Check out Headspace or Calm for free meditation resources.

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     Yoga

Staying active while quarantined is paramount to mental health and wellness. Yoga encourages positive mental and physical health during this stress-inducing time.

Check out this free resource for access to online yoga videos. 

     Journaling

Journaling is known to help with managing anxiety, reducing stress, and coping with depression. See more about the benefits here.

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     Embracing Help

NAWL Women Lawyers Journal Editorial Board Member, Terah Moxley, and Meyling Ly-Ortiz, Managing Counsel for Labor & Employment at Toyota Motor North American. We're excited to feature their article, "Embracing Help: A Do as We Say and Not as We Do Guide to Giving Yourself a Little Grace"

  

     Make a To-Do List

Making lists can boost feelings of productivity, provide structure for the workday, and ease anxiety. Read more about the psychological benefits of lists here.

  

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     Practicing Self-Care During Uncertain Times

NAWL Women Lawyers Journal Editorial Board Member, Kirtana Kalavapudi, a policy analyst for the Social Security Administration authored the article, "Practicing Self-Care During Uncertain Times." We're excited to feature Kirtana's article and check out the article here

  

     Spend Time Outdoors

Spending time outdoors can boost your mental health in 5 ways according to Challenge the Storm:

1. Reduces stress levels
2. Natural light and fresh air boosts mood
3. Nature gives your mind a rest
4. Good excercise
5. Lessens anxiety and depression

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NAWL is embarking on a new virtual project that is part of our Wellness Campaign called Sip & Learn. Sip and Learn features a weekly hour-long discussion devoted to conversation, discussion, and networking from the comfort of your own home via webcam. Sip and Learn is designed to provide our members with casual, come as you are conversation and community during this unprecedented global crisis.

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     Sip & Learn with Jennifer Thibodaux

Jennifer Thibodaux will be leading a talk on Working Remotely and Video Conference Preparedness on Wednesday, April 15th from 4-5 PM (CT).

To register for Sip & Learn with Jennifer Thibodaux, email Isabell Retamoza at iretamoza@nawl.org

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     Sip & Learn with Sheila Murphy

Sheila Murphy will be leading a talk on Surviving and Thriving on Wednesday, April 22nd from 4-5 PM (CT).

To register for Sip & Learn with Sheila Murphy, email Isabell Retamoza at iretamoza@nawl.org

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     Sip & Learn with Law School Leaders

Law School Leaders, Giselle Santibanez-Bania, Molly Brummond, and Jini Jasti are all Assistant Deans from law schools all over the country and will be leading a discussion on How the Study of Law is Changing on Wednesday, April 29th from 4-5 PM (CT).

To register for Sip & Learn with Law School Leaders, email Isabell Retamoza at iretamoza@nawl.org

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     Sip & Learn on Meaningful Mentorship

Mentor and Attorney Stephanie Miller and 3L and Mentee, Kendeil Dorvilier will be leading a discussion on Meaningful Mentorships on Wednesday, May 6th from 4-5 PM (CT).

To register for Sip & Learn on Meaningful Mentorship, email Isabell Retamoza at iretamoza@nawl.org

     

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     Sip & Learn on Free Speech and Civil          Discourse in a Pandemic

This Sip & Learn on Free Speech and Civil Discourse in a Pandemic is hosted by Professor Lara Schwartz and is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation about protests, activism, and creating dialogue across political perspectives during a global pandemic.

To register for Sip & Learn on Free Speech and Civil Discourse in a Pandemic, email Isabell Retamoza at iretamoza@nawl.org

     

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Sip & Learn on Marketing and Business Development in the Time of COVID

This Sip & Learn on Marketing and Business Development in the time of COVID is hosted by Ellen Keiley and Courtney Worcester and is a fantastic opportunity to learn from and talk to experts on business development and marketing!

To register for Sip & Learn on Marketing and Business Development in the Time of COVID, Register Here.

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Sip & Learn with Linda Coberly

This Sip & Learn features a conversation with Linda Coberly who is an Appellate Lawyer and Chicago Managing Partner for Winston & Strawn LLP. The Chair of the Legal Task for the ERA Coalition; and was recently named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Chicago!

To register for Sip & Learn with Linda Coberly, Register Here.