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This video is a surface-scratching.  It’s almost like there is this subterranean tunnel that it feels like some of us humans can often do little but claw at through a thick layer of dirt.  Our goal is gaining access to what feel like pathways toward truth, whatever that is, although for me, it means access to healing for all.  And that is justice.

An intense analogy, I know, but this video is me beginning to claw in a public forum.  It is also an invitation for others to begin following this thread of conversation so we can build more pathways of communication, & eventually, the conversation can more and more happen aboveground.  I’m nervous to share, but it feels important…

Second little talk of mine about the relationship between mindfulness and justice.  One leads to the other…

This video is for a friend who is pregnant and studying for the Bar. It’s a mindfulness practice integrating a body scan for cultivating clarity of vision & peace of mind…  Good for those with child & those who are not 😉

Especially in our current legal landscape, finding jobs, let alone employment that feels fulfilling, can be difficult. Crafting your career to be expressive of who you are can also be tough. And yet, there is no shame in not knowing what lies in store for us.

As I work through all of this myself, I notice how nourishing it can be to share feelings and experiences instead of keeping them bottled up. I’ve also noticed that sometimes it’s hard to believe that working harder is not what I need to be doing, and that being present is all I can do.

Trusting that being present is enough takes a huge leap of faith, but it also seems like an important part of my growth process. It has to do with easing up the pressure I put on myself and the judgment I throw my own way all the time. It has to do with believing that who I am and what I have invested in life so far will pay off. I can’t know what the future holds, but if I can be here right now I’ve gained something. And the rest will come.

Feel free to comment if you can personally relate or are interested in sharing your fear, your love for the unknown or anything in between…

Found this video on my computer after graduation. I must have filmed it in February or so of my 3L year. It’s about how to breath through the anxiety of uncertainty, which I am actually finding helpful to watch right now myself…  Mindfully moving through change somehow always feels relevant… especially when you aren’t sure what’s up for you next.

Sometimes it can be challenging to make shifts in mindset and behavior patterns when we are in transtiion from one chapter of our lives into the next. After exams this semester, my final semester, it made sense to take a couple of days for quiet in the woods. I shot this video as soon as I got back in the hopes of giving myself a bridge to get back to the feelings of calmness & serenity I experienced while on retreat (camping). It’s a quick guided meditation to help ground us in “woods energy,” or feeling quiet and peaceful.  

Feeling rushed?  Overwhelmed with all you’ve got on your plate?  Not sure how you’ll find the time for everything?  It may seem counter-intuitive, but try taking a BREAK…  Ideally, under a tree…  Check out this short video for a guided meditation you can do to rest your mind, release tension in your body & set a positive tone for the rest of your day…

What does “socially conscious contracts” mean?  Well, can you be socially conscious if you aren’t conscious?  Listen to this talk I recently gave to a class in New Paradigms at the Touro Law Center in Central Islip, NY…

Click here to watch the lecture Sharing Law & Conscious Contracting: Facilitating Socially Conscious Contracts

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Often called ‘the father of modern yoga,’ BKS Iyengar wrote that enjoyment comes through awareness of all of one’s senses. This quick guided meditation over a cuppa coffee will hopefully help you to experience what Iyengar was talking about.  In so doing, hopefully it will also bring you an experience of peace and quiet as you start your day…

As a final semester 3L I think about this a lot — give a listen to see if you identify with this worldview or if approaching your legal career from a more creative perspective is something you might want to give more consideration to… Please also look out for future posts on this topic, including exercises aimed at facilitating tough conversations with your own self…