I had the pleasure of confabbing away the afternoon a few days ago with the Jeena Cho, author (along with her co-author, Karen Gifford) of the upcoming book, The Anxious Lawyer, to be published in mid-2015 by the ABA. Jeena recorded our conversation for her on-going podcast series, known as “The Resilient Lawyer.”
As you can probably tell from the resulting podcast (you can also listen to it and download it on iTunes), Jeena (although a lawyer) is very very nice, exceedingly resilient and not in the least bit anxious. She’s also an expert on stuff like mindfulness and meditation, especially as it might play a part in rendering other lawyers’ lives a tad calmer and happier.
We covered a lot of ground – Jeena is easy to talk to, a great listener and asker of insightful questions. You’ll have to overlook the gentle sounds of my miniature dachshund, Simon, snoring in the background, but I’m certain it’s worth the sacrifice. Simon certainly wasn’t complaining.
Jeena and Karen offer mindfulness meditation training for law firms, which seems like a good idea to me. If any of you out there happen to manage a law firm and are in the market for calming bliss – well, I can’t think of anyone better with whom to attain it.
Thank you, Jeena, for the opportunity to meet you, and discuss the important issues of our times…all accompanied by the soothing, slumberous susurrus of my much-loved senior canine colleague.
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