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Helping Legal Professionals to Live their Best Lives

BETTER10

Watch for Better10 Events:

Join The Vital Lawyer for 10 informative and refreshing minutes of content curated to improve your life and your legal practice.  The conversations between Seattle-based attorney Gail Bennett and experts in diverse fields will help you personally and professionally to embody our Core Values:

 

Vital Careers      Vital Minds     Vital Bodies     Vital Relationships    Vital Balance

 At the end of a Better10 Event, legal professionals will have lasting, implementable insights to guide your journey to vitality.

Upcoming Events
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BETTER10: Time Management - The Gateway Skill to Living Your Best Life

FREE OF CHARGE

May 19, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. PST

If you can learn some time management skills and implement some practices, you may be surprised and delighted at the outcome!  In this 10-minute discussion Seattle Lawyer and Managing Member of the Vital Lawyer and coach and author of The Lawyer, the Lion, & the Laundry, Jamie Spannhake, discuss the importance of time management as a threshold skill. The inspirational chat will provide legal professionals with practical tips to start the implementation of time management practices.

 

This event will be held over Zoom.

This event will help you:​​

  • Improve and learn time management skills

  • Implement new skills into your daily practices

  • Reclaim your time

Past Events
Online Family Entertainment

The Vital Lawyer's Family Improv Event

Event Fee: $15

March 27, 2022 at 3:00 PST

At any point in your life have you found yourself in a conversation, meeting, or presentation and you freeze and just don't know what to say next? It has happened to all of us at least once. Thankfully, there is an easy activity we can all implement in our daily lives to hopefully avoid this moment in the future.

Lawyers, other legal professionals, and families we have an hour-long event on March 27th at 3:00 pm PST that can help with just this. Join us and the wonderful "laughing coach" Christine Alexander to learn important aspects of improv for communication while having fun with family and new friends. Improv can not only help us in our daily personal lives but is a key aspect in overcoming professional obstacles we may come across.

 

This event will be held over Zoom.

This event will help you:​​

  • Spark a sense of creativity and problem-solving skills

  • Improve listening and communication skills

  • Have fun with new friends and family

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This course will help you:

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  • Incorporate daily habits to boost self-confidence

  • Develop skills to overcome negative thoughts and obstacles

 

Unlocking Your Inner Confidence: 10 Minute Lesson to Become Your Best Self

 

Event Fee: FREE

January 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. PST

Do you sometimes suffer from confidence in either your personal or professional lives? Do you sometimes feel like you have a “voice” that is undermining your confidence?  Or perhaps you don’t know exactly why you sometimes can’t move forward.

 

Lawyers and other legal professionals, we have a 10@10 (10 minutes at 10:00 a.m. PST) to help you start the new year with confidence.  Join Seattle lawyer Gail Bennett for a conversation with talented therapist Cheryl Lamin.  We are discussing how to unlock your inner confidence and how to recognize and get past the obstacles that keep you from being your best self.  This session is free and it is well worth your time! Give yourself the gift of confidence. 

This event will be held over Zoom.

 

 
 
 
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Home & Work Entanglement: Save Your Sanity Through Organization

 

Event Fee: $69

Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. PST

Did you know the average person spends approximately 3,680 hours of their lifetime searching for misplaced items?

What could you do with this extra time?

Not only does disorganization eat up vital time in our daily lives, but it also causes overwhelming distractions to both us and our clients. It can also increase stress levels and hinder productivity throughout the workday. This is more important now than ever with working from home being the new normal for so many of us!

 

Join us to learn from returning speaker Denise Allen about how to reduce clutter and stress in both your home and work environments, boost your productivity, and live a more balanced life.

This event will be held over Zoom.

1 CLE Credit in Washington. If you register in another state, we will apply for credit for you.

 

 
 
 

This course will help you:

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  • Learn methods to de-clutter your work and home environments

  • Increase productivity through limiting distractions

  • Reduce stress through organization/planning techniques

 
Beach Meditation

This course will help you:

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  • Use mindfulness to work with negative, self-defeating thoughts

  • Increase resilience through mindfulness practices

 

Practical Mindfulness Strategies for Stress & Anxiety Management: 10 Minute Meditation

 

Event Fee: FREE

October 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. PST

Do you find yourself worried and unable to focus? Is stress or anxiety keeping you from doing your best work?

Mindfulness, the practice of being in the present moment with compassionate

 awareness can be used to slow down, experience more ease, and regularly practice

intentionally letting go of stress and anxiety. It’s also a tool law students and

lawyers can use to overcome self-defeating thoughts and increase self-awareness.

 

Join us for a short but impactful discussion and a brief meditation with Jeena Cho, the author of The Anxious Lawyer. 

This event will be held over Zoom.

 

 
 
 
 
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Flash Fiction Writing Workshop - A Perfect Hobby for Lawyers

 

Event Fee: $59

Thursday, September 16, 11:00 am PST.

 

Doing what makes you happy as often as possible is one of the greatest stress relievers. Hobbies like reading, writing, or learning a new language can keep you productive and even increase mental clarity. Research by Matthew Zawadzki, a health psychologist at the University of California, Merced, shows that engaging in a mentally stimulating hobby reduces stress and negative moods. The study examines the relationship between leisure and health and well-being in daily life and supports the Vital Lawyer’s core value of Vital Minds. Hobbies and leisure activities can provide immediate stress relief, which has been shown to have numerous health and psychological benefits, such as improved focus, happiness, increased mental clarity, and longer life. Join The Vital Lawyer in writing flash fiction, a new activity that could lead to a regular hobby!

 

 
 
 

This course will help you:

  • Find a new hobby and unlock your creativity!

  • Learn how to write flash fiction and improve your creative and legal writing skills

  • Meet other lawyers with a similar interest

 
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This course will help you:

  • Learn simple stretches

  • Destress and recharge during long work periods

  • Connect to your body

 

De-Stress and Recharge with The Vital Lawyer - 10 Minute Stretch

 

Event Fee: FREE

August 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. PST

Leave your desk lawyers, it’s time to get up and stretch! 

 

There are endless benefits of stretching for brief periods during the workday. Not only can stretching help with flexibility, which is an important factor of fitness, but it can also increase blood flow to your muscles and improve your posture. When we incorporate health and wellness into our lives, we serve our clients better and improve our personal lives.

 

 
 
 
Cooking Class

Eat to Lead for Lawyers

 

July 15 at 10:00 am PST

Registration Closed

There is a relationship between your brain working optimally, your leadership, and your food intake, but it may not be what popular media has led you to believe. This engaging discussion provides insight on how to use current scientific findings to unlock your highest potential.  You will learn information that may help you move up the law firm hierarchy or the corporate legal department ladder, gain traction in your practice, and support your work and relationships with others. You can achieve this through simple and enjoyable food habits that you can practice anywhere.  

This course will be live-streamed on Zoom for you to attend in real-time.

 

In this course, you'll discover:

  • The foundation of making your own intelligent decisions with food and the 6 major ways that food affects your leadership skills and abilities

  • How to leverage what we know in neuroscience and nutrition to boost brain energy levels for your benefit

  • How to eat for sustained energy, productivity, and mental focus in order to fuel your brain for optimal performance as a leader

  • For a detailed agenda please see here.

This may be one of the most impactful CLEs you take.

It’s possible to change your eating habits and change your life.

 

Additional details will be provided closer to the event.

Eligible for 1 CLE in Washington State

May be eligible for credit in other states. We will apply for you.

You will receive a copy of Luci Gabel's book Eat to Lead.

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Home & Work Entanglement: Save your Sanity through Organization

Event Fee: $79.00

May 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Registration Closed

Simple changes in the way you organize your space can have significant impact on your life.

Organization reduces stress and can help you gain control again!

 
 
 

Some time ago in the past, a lawyer’s disorganization was respected. Lincoln, for example, was known for being somewhat disorganized and carrying notes in his hat. But disorganization can now alert clients to problems with a lawyer’s practice. It also causes stress and reduced productivity for you. It can even negatively impact your health. Especially in this current environment during the pandemic when most lawyers have moved to home offices, it is important for lawyers to learn how to be more organized so that they can better meet the day-to-day demands of both their careers and their families.

 
 

This course will help you:

  • Gain more control of your environment and your behaviors

  • Up-level your productivity and be more successful in your practice

  • Clear the clutter and live a more balanced life

  • For a detailed agenda please see here.

 
 
 

 

 

Join Seattle lawyer Gail Bennett and professional organizer and author of Declutter and Thrive, Denise Allen in an engaging discussion.

 

Eligible for 1 CLE in Washington State
May be eligible for credit in other states. We will apply for you.

 
Confident Business People

"I am a work in progress, but there is one thing I know for sure. When I incorporate health, wellness, family, and friends into my life, I am happier. When I am happier, I serve my clients better." - Gail Bennett