Click to watch a video of Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas giving a short overview (around 20 minutes) of the biology of mindfulness and compassion. I recommend it; she's entertaining, in addition to being knowledgeable.
Five years later, let's look back and see what nearly 40 blogging lawyers wrote about what they most appreciate. Many of the entries were beautiful messages about being thankful; click to read them. (Or click to see Julie's list of links to what lawyers wrote; I think her list and mine are nearly identical.)
To those lawyers who participated: what do you think about what you wrote half a decade ago? To all lawyers: what are you appreciating about your profession as 2012 approaches? Please feel free to answer in the comments below or on your blog.
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The new blog represents my growing understanding of the power of the life writing process. Perhaps like most of you, I began writing my lifestory primarily to document my experiences and insights for my family. I wanted to leave a written legacy of my life. I read books that mentioned personal
Is blogging "naval gazing"? Is writing a blog "an ego-intensive process"? Do blog posts suffer from lack of good editing? Yes, according to Marc Ambinder, politics editor of The Atlantic; his post today is titled I Am a Blogger No Longer. He writes:
Really good print journalism is ego-free. By that I do not mean that the writer has no skin in the game, or that the writer lacks a perspective, or even that the writer does not write from a perspective. What I mean is that the writer is able to let the story and the reporting process, to the highest possible extent, unfold without a reporter's insecurities or parochial concerns intervening. Blogging is an ego-intensive process. Even in straight news stories, the format always requires you to put yourself into narrative. You are expected to not only have a point a view and reveal it, but be confident that it is the correct point of view. There is nothing wrong with this. As much as a writer can fabricate a detachment, or a "view from nowhere," as Jay Rosen has put it, the writer can also also fabricate a view from somewhere. You can't really be a reporter without it. I don't care whether people know how I feel about particular
Last night I was surprised to see how many law bloggers we have in the Denver area. Perhaps 25 descended on Katie Mullen's for an event hosted by Kevin O'Keefe of Real Lawyers Have Blogs. The networking affair was one of the most enjoyable I have attended. Why? Partly because no one seemed to be in sales mode. Instead people were enthusiastically sharing information about common interests such as blogging, blogging platforms, Webinar platforms, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other methods of communication (e.g., article writing, book publishing). Some were even talking about the practice of law.
Another factor which made the evening so genial was that many of us already knew each other from the Internet. If you listened to the happy voices around the room, you might hear: "Hey, I follow you on Twitter," or "I really like your blog."
One moment was a bit puzzling, but showed what a different world this is from even a couple of years ago. When we were first arriving, several people got out their smart phones and did something simultaneously. I asked Jim Moss who was sitting next to me what they were doing. He said they were "checking in." He cleared up my ignorance by explaining they were going to foursquare and registering their location.
He further told me that if you check in four times at the same place on foursquare, you become mayor of that location. Or something like that . . .
I took some short videos for those who were not in attendance and yet might want to get a sense of the evening:
It is no surprise that this blog Dad Has Dementia has been nominated for an Online Journalism Award. Written by a nurse, a person with whom I have been e-friends for many years, the blog is full of heart, wisdom, and practical information. The writer is a talented storyteller. From the blog:
Three months after being diagnosed with dementia, my father moved in with my husband and me. I'm a nurse by trade, a baby boomer by birth, and now, yet another overwhelmed home caregiver struggling to keep a loved one safe and happy -- and keep my marriage and sanity intact. My name and a few family details have been changed to protect our privacy, but the stories and emotions of my Dad Has Dementia blog remain all too real.