Lauren Phelps is the Legal Workplace Culture Consultant for Queensland Law Society. Having spent 14 years in private practice, she understands the day-to-day stresses that come with being a lawyer, and running a law firm. Lauren is a passionate advocate for wellbeing, and cultural change within the legal workplace and beyond.
For lawyers, being unable to grieve in that ‘common’ way can leave us lost as to how to acknowledge the life and death of their client, and to mourn in a healthy way. The grief of the lawyer is worthy of being acknowledged, and affirmed.
Similar to nature meditation where you focus on being aware of our surroundings whilst in nature, joyspotting is the mindfulness practice of becoming attuned to the joy in our surroundings. So, how do we practise joyspotting while rushing to work and going about our day?