#10: Your Brain on Law

On today’s show, I reveal how meditation can be a great way to deal with the stress and anxiety of being a lawyer. I share the science behind meditation as well as my personal struggle (and triumph) in finding a technique that worked for my busy mind.

Things you will learn in this episode:

    • How the pressures of being a lawyer can affect your daily life and why a healthy outlet for your mind is critical
    • What most lawyers have in common and why these personality traits can create an impediment to trying “new age” (although they’re not so new…) practices like meditation
    • My experience in trying to figure out how to turn off my mind and meditate; I was convinced it wasn’t possible for a lawyer like me but I was wrong
    • The neuroscience behind meditation and how Harvard researchers have proven that it changes the brain over time
    • The benefits of meditation including how 50 year-olds can have the same memory as 20 year-olds
    • What changes you can expect to experience if you start a regular meditation practice
    • Tips and resources to get started, even if you’ve tried it before and believe it’s impossible for your busy legal mind!

To accompany this episode, I’ve created a guided meditation audio for you. If you’ve tried to meditate before without any luck, you’ll definitely want to give this one a try. To download your free copy, click the button below.

 

 

LINKS:

 

Dr. Larry Richard, LawyerBrain

 

Sara Lazar, Ph.D. (Harvard)

 

Mindful Meditation at the Hammer (UCLA)

 

Oprah and Deepak’s 21-Day Meditation Experience

 

www.Headspace.com

 

www.InsightTimer.com

 

My Meditation Playlist (Spotify)

 

The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation by Jenna Cho and Karen Gifford

 

Right-click here to download this episode.

 

Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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