My colleague Jennifer Tull, a collaborative lawyer from Austin, Texas, is blogging about how to keep your center and sense of purpose while working with clients going through major life transitions. She writes beautifully and epitomizes the journey toward wholeness that is the hallmark of integrative law. Here is her first post (we’ll be offering others from time to time):
Well, something it seemed might never happen is happening — I am embracing goddess worship as part of my practice. No, not part of my legal practice (as I haven’t one yet), but part of my personal practice that allows me to feel as strong and capable AND beautiful and shiny as I have the potential to be.
One sidebar before we go on: in light of the recent Game of Thrones epidemic, I imagine this post is pretty relatable to a lot of people, namely women. Heroines such as Daenerys and Sansa Stark are prime examples. Mine right now is Durga. She came to me through a recently published book by renowned meditation teacher and feminist scholar on yoga, Sally Kempton. She reveals Durga as a warrior for justice…
I spent this past weekend at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Omega is an holistic retreat center that offers workshops for folks who want to address tangible, “real world” problems in their lives by exploring their consciousness in a contemplative, healing way. Funny enough, this weekend was the 4th of July, a holiday we celebrate in honor of independence. And, the workshop was about facilitating divorce for women in a holistic, even spiritual way.
It’s a rainy, post-holiday weekend Tuesday here in the Midwest, and this blogger is digging away at business and tax law projects.
There was no Improv last week due to the July 4th holiday break, and resuming tomorrow night will be interesting. Will we be out of form? Will we be reenergized? Will Zap, Zap, Zop have new meaning to me (probably stretching there)?
So today, in lieu of a longer post, I offer three things to deepen, or brighten, rainy Tuesday.
1) Best TED Talk ever – time-lapse nature photography and Brother David Steindl-Rast on Gratitude. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2egMSliB8DE