Welcome to episode 6 of The Legal Mindset Corner, a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sharp and Becky Howlett! For this conversation, Cynthia and Becky are joined by Terry Harrell (Executive Director at Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program) & Loretta Oleksy (Mindful Life and Work Coach for Thought Kitchen).
In this episode, Terry, Loretta, Cynthia and Becky discuss how adopting pets can help combat loneliness, the benefits of introducing pets into legal office settings, the most valuable lessons lawyers can learn from their pets and much more!
About our guests:
Now the executive director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP), Terry Harrell worked first as a lawyer then transitioned into clinical work. She is a licensed clinical addictions counselor and has a nationally recognized master addiction counselor certification. She serves on many national committees for lawyer assistance programs, and is a member of the ISBA, past Chair of the Professional Legal Education Admission and Development Section (PLEADS) and the Wellness Committee.
Loretta Oleksy helps individuals, groups, and organizations live and work in a way that is aligned with their strengths and values. At Thought Kitchen she provides mindfulness-based coaching to individuals who are seeking to uncover their authentic selves, integrate and align their work with their personal values, develop leadership skills, and maximize their full potential. She previously served as Deputy Director for the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP).
About the show:
Many attorneys feel chronic stress, anxiety and pressure throughout their daily professional lives. If that sounds like you – it’s time to take a deep breath and join us at The Legal Mindset Corner – a podcast dedicated to tackling the unique challenges faced by lawyers in today’s fast-paced world. Join Rebecca Howlett and Cynthia Sharp, our attorney co-hosts as they explore a range of topics that impact lawyer well-being, including mindfulness, work-life integration, digital communication, resilience, healthy communication, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned lawyer or just starting out in your career, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to reduce stress, anxiety, and burnout while enhancing their professional and personal life. So don’t wait any longer – tune in to the “The Legal Mindset Corner” today and take the first step towards a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling career in law.
Cynthia and Becky are also co-founders of The Legal Burnout Solution, an online community dedicated to lawyer wellness. Visit their website here!
The Legal Mindset Corner is a part of the Answering Legal podcast network. This podcast is produced and edited by Joe Galotti. You can reach Joe via email at [email protected].