September 18, 2018 Top Story

The Genius of Gratitude

The third installment of “Seeking Paths to Lawyer Well-Being”

By Joseph P. Beckman

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness—it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.

—Dr. Brene Brown, Huffington Foundation endowed Chair
Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston

Leveraging Inner Strength in Practice

Recently, I helped settle an incredibly contentious, emotionally-charged family dispute. It took, as predicted, a proverbial “courthouse steps” event to finally convince one psychologically-cruel family member to abandon his bullying to avoid seeing his abusive house of cards disassembled under oath.

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