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WellnessPathways to Well-being was launched in 2018 at the request of North Carolina attorneys. This column is the first of its kind to be published in the Journal. In late 2017, the North Carolina State Bar conducted a survey asking its members how they would like the State Bar to communicate with them, and what content would be of interest. Numerous lawyers who responded to the survey shared that they would like to read articles about how to manage the stress of working in the legal profession, how to better deal with difficult situations, and how to achieve a better work/life balance. 

In this column you will find practical tips and applicable tools to support lawyers and judges in upgrading their personal well-being, and add momentum to the wellness efforts of law firms and professional organizations statewide, creating a ripple effect that results in a more resilient Bar. 


Somatic Tools for Legal Success (Spring 2023, Volume 29, Number 1)


A Few of My Favorite Things (Spring 2023, Volume 28, Number 1)

Tuning into the Wisdom of Your Body to Optimize Your Legal Practice (Summer 2023, Volume 28, Number 2)

Bypassing Burnout Beliefs: Eight Steps to Transform Beliefs that Exhaust You (Winter 2023, Volume 28, Number 4)


Effective Workplace Communication: Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Saying “Yes” to a Request (Spring 2022, Volume 27, Number 1)

Still Mindful after All These Years: How Mindfulness Guided 35 Years of Public Interest Advocacy (Fall 2022, Volume 27, Number 3)

Big Dreams for BigLaw (Winter 2022, Volume 27, Number 4)


Building Our Bar’s Resilience with a Virtual “Om" (Spring 2021, Volume 26, Number 1)

The Mental Health Factor: Accounting for the Emotional Toll of the Pandemic (Summer 2021, Volume 26, Number 2)

Litigate or Collaborate? A Mindful Response. (Fall 2021, Volume 26, Number 3)

Pandemic Flux Syndrome: Is it Impacting Your Motivation to Continue Practicing Law? (Winter 2021, Volumne 26, Number 4)


Gaining a Professional Edge by Seeking Help (Spring 2020, Volume 25, Number 1)

A Resilient Mindset: Take Stock of What You Lost and What You Gained to Move Forward (Summer 2020, Volume 25, Number 2)

“Something’s Off.” Understanding Your Nervous System’s Response to Cues of Danger (Fall 2020, Volume25, Number 3)

Resilient Parenting While Lawyering at Home: Three Tips for Improved Work-Home Balance (Winter 2020, Volume 25, Number 4)


National Movement for Lawyer Well-being Takes Hold in NC Law Firms with a Mindfulness Focus (Spring 2019, Volume 24, Number 1)

Lawyer Wellness Takes Center Stage at North Carolina Bar Association Annual Meeting (Summer 2019, Volume 24, Number 2)

Getting Down to Business about Sleep in the Legal Profession (Fall 2019, Volume 24, Number 3)

Building a Firm Foundation for Well-being Programs (Winter 2019, Volume 24, Number 4)


Welcome to Our Newest Column Focused on Lawyer Well-being (Spring 2018, Vol. 23, No. 1)

Well-being While You Wait (Summer 2018, Vol. 23, No. 2)

North Carolina Roots in Lawyer Wellness (Fall 2018, Vol. 23, No. 3)

Is It Time for Your Firm to Take Up the Mindfulness Mantle? (Winter 2018, Vol. 23, No. 4)

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