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Everybody handles and internalizes stress differently. Whether you hunker down and become hyper-focused, find yourself quick to anger, jump into a workout, pop a stress ball, or begin to burn out--we all hit a wall eventually. We cannot control challenges that may arise, but we can learn to control how we meet those challenges. Learn coping strategies, behavioral changes, and how to let things go through the lens of lawyers, social workers, psychologists, and authors who know intimately the challenges that you may face.
Finding Your Zone: Mental Health Resources
Our very own Library Assistant jack-of-all-trades, Isabella Fidanza, has put together a pretty extensive mental health LibGuide for the Kline Law community. Find resources, tips, and articles on ways to tend to your mental health. Now more then ever, it's of paramount importance.
p.s. There are oodles of pics of cute doggos and kitters here too!
The ABA Law Student Podcast is a wonderful resource as well. Hear from other law students about their experiences struggling with the stress of the grind and the tools that they've found helpful.
From the Catalog
Call Number: BF575.S39 C83 2015
Publication Date: 2015-12-22
Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, "Presence" is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
Call Number: BF637 .S4 Z33 2011
Publication Date: 2012-02-15
Life moves pretty quickly these days. And, in the rush to make a living, we sometimes forget to live. The 7 book makes a wonderful gift because it inspires us to stop and look around with fresh eyes. To break out of our routines. To reconnect with all the things that are truly important to us. And to savor and treasure lifenot just now and then, but every day of the week. The 7 book is the fourth addition in the best-selling Life by the Numbers series, and it is easily one of the most inspiring to give or receive.
Beginning Anew by
Call Number: BQ4570.C586 C53 2014
Publication Date: 2014-12-10
In Beginning Anew, Sister Chan Khong shares a concrete, four-part process that can help anyone clear up misunderstandings, communicate more honestly and openly with the people around them, and heal relationships. Thousands have been introduced to the beginning anew practice at the retreats led worldwide each year by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. When we're upset with someone, we're often afraid to say anything. We tell ourselves, "Oh, it's just a small matter; it's not important." But the accumulation of many small issues can create an explosive situation, and can even cause relationships to break. Beginning Anew gives us a way to address problems when they're small, so we can understand each other's words, actions, and intentions. Beginning Anew guides readers through steps of conscious breathing, loving speech, and compassionate listening designed to help us see people and situations more clearly, allowing our perceptions to better reflect reality. Sister Chan Khong brings the practice to life by sharing stories of couples and families she has helped to reconcile using the practice. After a few minutes of quietly sitting together to become aware of our breathing and calm ourselves, each person speaks without being interrupted. The first step is to express appreciation of the other person, something we may forget to do in our busy lives, that can lead to the people around us to feeling taken for granted. The second step is to express any regrets we have. This is something we often put off doing, but the clear expression of misgivings and regrets gives practitioners the chance to clear the air and directly address any problems in the relationship. The last two steps of the practice are for expressing anger or difficulties and checking in with each other to be sure each was understood. Beginning Anew introduces a practice for anyone looking for a way to keep communication open and resolve conflicts. When practiced regularly, beginning anew will bring deeper understanding and harmony to any relationship.
The Best Lawyer You Can Be by
Call Number: KF297 .L48 2018
Publication Date: 2019-08-06
It's no secret that individual lawyers are under siege in a profession with a high incidence of stress, divorce, substance abuse, and suicide. In this groundbreaking multi-dimensional collection, you can find tools and information that enable you to have both a successful career and a happy, satisfied life. These tools will teach you how to harness the transformative power of being more relational and less transactional. The earmark of happy lawyers is the development of emotional intelligence, resilience, and mindfulness practice. The book provides the keys to the kingdom, what is essential to thrive in the competitive environment of lawyering. The material comes from recognized experts who provide step-by-step behavioral guidance of what you need to do. The material is easily accessible. Each chapter has a summary and conclusion. Follow the wisdom and it's guaranteed to change your life and career.
Stress Management for Lawyers by
Call Number: RA785 .E46 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
"As I read the third edition of Amiram Elwork's book on lawyer stress, on word came constantly to mind: ESSENTIAL - absolutely so for every lawyer in the country. No one knows as much as Elwork about this topic, and his knowledge is a gift to the profession." -- Steven Keeva, author of Tansforming Practices
The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life and Work by
Call Number: RA785 .K38 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-13
The Lawyer's Guide to Balancing Life and Work, Second Edition is about how the law fits inside you, not how you fit inside the law. Making space for creativity and passion within your current workplace and at home can yield enormous emotional rewards. In the end, this book will support you whether you stay in the law, shift your law practice, or move on to other work. This book is the tool you need to make healthy decisions and welcome the passion back into your life!