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My guest today is Karen Gifford. Along with Jeena Cho (guest on Episode 17), Karen co-authored the new book The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation.
Karen practiced law in highly contentious practices for many years and then transitioning into the financial tech sector. All throughout, she relied on the power of mindfulness and meditation to help her center and strengthen herself.
What we cover in this episode:
- Does every lawyer go through an identity crisis when they decide to transition out of the practice of law or was it just me?
- How Karen’s book “The Anxious Lawyer” came to be
- Have lawyers become more comfortable talking about and practicing meditation?
- What can lawyers who want to begin practicing meditation expect?
- Do you have to stop thinking if you want to meditate?
- Clearing your mind is something that happens organically and shouldn’t be forced
- Does practicing mindfulness make you vulnerable as a lawyer?
- Can meditating save your job like it saved Karen’s?
- Karen offers some tips on getting started with mindfulness practice
Give to Get:
If you would like to review Karen’s book “The Anxious Lawyer,” reach out to Karen.
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