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Lawyer Wellness

The Austin Bar’s Health and Wellness Committee has compiled these resources to help attorneys find a work-life balance focusing on mindfulness, fitness, and overall wellness.

  • A Day in the Life of a Lawyer…and Sugar By Nikki G. Maples, a member of the Austin Bar’s Health & Wellness Committee, and a family law attorney who cares about the health of her colleagues. What is “brain fog”? Exactly as it sounds, it is the opposite of feeling clear or level headed. Listed below are symptoms of brain fog—but before reading the list ...
  • Too Tired to Workout…C’mon Friend, Don’t be Lame By Nikki G. Maples, Law Office of Nikki G. Maples, and member of the Austin Bar’s Health & Wellness Committee I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to bailing on a workout because I feel too tired, too busy or…ahem…too lazy.  A break from exercise from time to time is completely ...
  • Discount on Circuit of the Americas Bike Night Austin Bar members can receive a 20% discount on COTA Bike Nights – tuesdays through june 25! COTA Bike Nights return with a 15-week program!  Here’s your chance to push your pedals around COTA’s iconic twists, turns, and elevation changes as you ride the same track that challenges the world’s greatest drivers and motorcycle riders.  Ride ...
  • Social Bonds By Sarah Maples and Nikki G. Maples, Law Office of Nikki G. Maples Social bonds refer to much more than our connections to friends and family. More accurately, the social bond represents an individual’s connection with society as a whole. This includes workplace encounters, relationship with community, political standing, as well as the romantic, friendly, and ...
  • Stand and Deliver By Nikki G. Maples, Law Office of Nikki G. Maples, and member of the Austin Bar’s Health & Wellness Committee. Public Service Announcement: SITTING LACKS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. There, just in case anybody was curious about the benefits of prolonged sitting, hopefully the PSA will help everyone realize there are virtually no benefits from prolonged sitting. Let’s talk ...
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder…So Simple, Right? By Nikki G. Maples, Law Office of Nikki G. Maples, and member of the Austin Bar’s Health & Wellness Committee. Focus, efficiency, and organization are three key components to better productivity. Most lawyers are familiar with committing long hours to trial preparation or reviewing document production. Many lawyers also equate more hours to more money, but ...
  • Food Options at the Office By Nikki G. Maples, Law Office of Nikki G. Maples, and member of the Austin Bar’s Health & Wellness Committee. We’ve all given into the temptation of the office birthday cakes, pastries offered at meetings, and the obligatory candy bowl filled with sugary mints or bite-size chocolates. In moderation, of course, none of those indulgences will ...
  • Lawyers Should Spend More Time Defending Their Health Rather Than Defending Their Clients By Nikki Maples, Law Office of Nikki G. Maples, member of the Austin Bar’s Health and Wellness Committee. If we weren’t taught by our parents or gym teachers the value of good health, we certainly cannot continue to blame them for not having the knowledge today. It seems like everywhere one turns, there is an ad ...
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