Written by lawyers for lawyers
Some people will tell you that happiness is a choice. We disagree. It’s not quite that simple. We have come to realize that happiness, like the law, is a practice. It is something we can build – little by little – bit by bit – every day. While we cannot merely flip a switch and become happy, we can cultivate happiness. We can practice happiness. Our book gives you the science-backed tools to do just that.
You can take small steps each day to live a happier life and bring more happiness to everybody around you. We’re not just talking happy talk, and the strategies we share have nothing to do with toxic positivity. We’re here to tell you that you can live a happier, healthier, more resilient life. The phrase “happy lawyer” isn’t an oxymoron. You can do this. Yes, you can!
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“As a lawyer and now as the Executive Director of ADAA, I think about happiness and purpose daily. I found many of the suggestions in 50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers both insightful and practical. I will be sharing the book with my lawyer friends as well as those who may be considering becoming a lawyer. We lawyers need a book like this. Thank you.”
Anxiety & Depression Association of America
“You can endure years of pain, or you can learn the lessons now. I am looking forward to the latest book by Nora Riva Bergman and her co-Author, Chelsey A. Castro. I have spent 50 years practicing law, and living, to learn how to be a happy lawyer. Read this book, and learn the lessons the easy way.”
Creator of the FutureLawyer Blog
Lawyer, Poet, Author, Educator
“Now more than ever, when it comes to health and happiness, people are finding that what used to work—or what they thought worked—doesn’t really. In 50 Lessons For Happy Lawyers, Nora Bergman and Chelsy Castro make a compelling and evidence-based case that people should understand what happiness and well-being actually are and why they should prioritize them. Best of all, Bergman and Castro lay out a simple, research-based approach to new practices lawyers (and all of us) can easily try.”
Greater Good Science Center
Meet The Authors
We believe that lawyers deserve to live happy, healthy, resilient lives. The Lessons in this book provide scientifically sound strategies and suggestions on how to apply the strategies to your life and your practice. We help you focus on your own happiness and wellbeing, and by doing so, you can improve your own life and influence the lives others. Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Our book gives you the tools you need to be the change.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.
A portion of the proceeds from 50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers will benefit the good works of our friends at the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, the Greater Good Science Center, and the Institute for Well-Being in Law.
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