Important changes to VJLAP’s 12-Step and Wellness Support Meetings:

1. Effective immediately, the Monday 12-Step Support Meetings will commence at 6:30 PM instead of 8:00 PM. VJLAP will no longer host a Monday 12-Step Support Meeting at 8:00 PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
2. After 04/08/24, there will no longer be Monday Wellness Support Meetings at 6:30 PM. If you are interested in such a meeting, there is a Thursday Wellness Support Meeting (1, 3 and 5th Thursday of the month). Changes will be made to the event calendar.
3. Effective immediately, there will no longer be a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 6:00 PM. There is a Wednesday 12-Step Meeting at 5:30PM and a meeting on the 1, 3 & 5th Monday of the month at 6:30PM. Changes will be made to the event calendar.
4. Please also note the Thursday Wellness Support Meetings that had been every Thursday will only be the 1, 3 & 5 Thursday of the month. Changes will be made to the event calendar.

Thank you for your attention to these updates. If there are questions, please reach out to Barbara Mardigian at

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WWIL Friday, Feel Well: Emotional Well-Being

May 7, 2021
WWIL Friday, Feel Well: Emotional Well-Being

Well-Being Week In Law Friday!

Today’s focus: Feel Well – Emotional Well-Being

Valuing emotions. Developing an ability to identify and manage emotions for health, to achieve goals, and to inform decisions. Seeking help for mental health when needed.

Emotional well-being involves appreciating the importance of our emotions and finding ways to articulate and process our feelings. It also encompasses issues like depression, anxiety, and stress. Some recommended activities to promote emotional well-being include designing a self-care plan, journaling, or participating in this two-minute stress-release activity. You can also set aside time each day to talk about your thoughts and feelings—a process called “affect labeling”—with a friend or family member.

Free WWIL CLEs today:

  • Final WWIL VJLAP CLE Presentation is Friday at 12:00: Addiction is Not a Moral Failure,” the most highly praised presentation from the VJLAP Annual Retreat, pre-approved for one hour of VA CLE Credit. Registration open until the program begins. Register HERE.
  • Institute for Well-Being in Law free CLE at 3:30: Performance Psychology in Law: How High-Achievers Can Productively Channel Their Energy Like Elite Athletes.” Summary: Working in the legal profession has some things in common with elite athletics, and a performance psychology practitioner will teach us how to leverage stress and manage energy to help us perform at our best, as well as sustain optimal health and well-being. Register HERE.

Below are suggested activities to jump start your wellness week Wednesday:

Being emotionally healthy doesn’t mean you’re happy all the time. It means you’re aware of your emotions. You can deal with them, whether they’re positive or negative. Emotionally healthy people still feel stress, anger, and sadness. But they know how to manage their negative feelings. They can tell when a problem is more than they can handle on their own. They also know when to seek help from their doctor.

Emotional Wellness Checklist (NIH):

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