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2022 Well-Being Week in Law Day Three

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Well-Being Week in law


Everyday this week we will send along different tips for your

physical and mental well-being. Each day will focus on a different

type of well-being and will include various podcasts, articles,

challenges, quizzes, TED talks, and more.

Take 15! Mindfulness Breaks Part 2

Patricia McLaughlin, Esq.

Wednesday, May 4, 12:15-12:30pm


Join us for 15 minutes of breath and relaxation as you reset your day. We’ll also share some ideas about how to carry that relaxation through your day.

Ergonomics 101

Dr. Stephen M. Estner, DC

In this program, the speaker offers tips on improving posture and reducing back, neck, and wrist strain, advice to potentially help prevent staff injuries. The speaker reviews how to configure your office space effectively, stretches, finger exercises, and even office equipment recommendations.

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LISTEN TO THIS: How to Be Happier at Work, 54.29 mins. On the Happiness Lab Podcast, Yale psychologist Dr. Leslie Santos talks with Dan Harris (from Ten Percent Happier) about how to find greater happiness at work.



READ THIS: Positive Psychology in the Workplace by Brad Desmond. Founder of positive psychology Dr. Martin Seligman's "PERMA" model offers five pathways to well-being. Learn how to apply them at work.


DO THIS: After reading the article above, take the Workplace PERMA Profiler (it's free on U Penn's Authentic Happiness website; you'll just need to set up a free account). Make a plan (individually or with your work team) to increase one PERMA element over the next month.

"Passion for your work is a bit of a discovery, followed by a lot of development, and then a lifetime of deepening." -

Angela Duckworth, psychologist and author of Grit

Path to Well-Being in Law Podcast


In episode three of the new podcast, Path to Well-Being in Law, co-hosts Chris Newbold and Bree Buchanan check in with lawyer well-being pioneer Patrick Krill. Recognized globally as a leading authority on addiction, mental health, and well-being in the legal profession, Patrick is an attorney and a licensed, board-certified alcohol and drug counselor. He serves as a trusted advisor to large law firms and corporate legal departments throughout North America and Europe, educating them about and helping them navigate addiction, mental health, and well-being issues on a daily basis.


Patrick’s groundbreaking work in the area of attorney behavioral health includes: initiating and serving as lead author of the first and only national study on the prevalence of attorney addiction and mental health problems, a joint undertaking of the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; creating the framework for the ABA Well-Being Pledge, an innovative campaign to improve the health and well-being of lawyers that was launched in September, 2018; partnering with American Lawyer Media to conduct the first-ever survey of AmLaw 200 firm leaders regarding their beliefs and attitudes related to addiction and mental health problems in the legal industry.

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Materials from USI

USI is the Rhode Island Bar Association's relationship administrator with

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental. Today's materials look at some of BCBSRI Member Offerings.

Staying Well While Working Remotely


Preventative Services


Blue 365


Blue 365 Member FAQ


Doctors Online FAQ

Seeing A Doctor Just Got Easier


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Wellness Premium Rewards Program


Wellness Rewards Small Employer Program

31- Day Mental Health Challenge in May

We encourage all of you to participate in May's

31 Day Mental Health Challenge! Each day has a new suggestion

and tip - challenge yourself to participate for all 31 days!

Step it Up Contest!

Do you have Fitbit or other step tracker? We’re having a step-it-up contest where the three members with the most recorded steps during Well-Being Week can win great health-related prizes! Just track your steps each day during Well-Being Week, and email us a photo of your device showing the total number of steps you recorded at the end of each day, every day this week. We’ll total your steps and reward the top three steppers!

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