work-life balance Wellness Protection Program


Mindful Parenting:

  • Websites, Blogs, and Articles:
  • Books:
    • Mindful Parenting, by Child and Family Psychologist Dr. Kristen Race
    • Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by Shauna Shapiro, PhD and Chris White, MD
    • Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters, by Carla Naumburg
    • Mindful Co-parenting: A Child-Friendly Path through Divorce, by Jeremy S. Gaies, Psy.D. and  Ph.D., James B. Morris

Relationships and Marriage

Mindful Marriage:

General Resources

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stress management

Stress Management Techniques


  • Reduce Stress by Journaling
  • Tips To Start Journaling
  • Journaling for Mental Health
  • 4 Journaling Exercises to Help You Manage Your Emotions
  • Heyday App: Heyday is a photo journaling app that can import all the photos you take on your iPhone and create a media rich journal out of them. You can then go back and add thoughts and descriptions to photos and memories. You can even tag your Facebook friends in Heyday posts they're a part of. If you find a photo or memory you'd like to add more photos to, just select them and group them all together.
  • Day Journal: Day Journal is a private diary app which helps you record your life. Collect, record and organize your thoughts, ideas and experiences with photos, audio, emotions, categories, tags, weather and location data. It won't take long before you build up a wonderful collection of memories which you can then export or share in a number of different formats.
  • Day One: Day One is a journaling app for the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments.



Meditation and Relaxation

  • in Summerville offers the following benefits to Bar members: Savings of $60 annually ($5/month) off the current retail membership plan; One hour massage session each month; Discounts on additional services (including enhanced therapies or facials); in lieu of the one-hour massage session, a member can receive a facial for an additional $10; Discounts on retail merchandise; Purchase additional one-hour massages in any given month for the discounted membership pricing (approximately 50% off the non-membership pricing); Other services, including facials and Enhanced therapies, can be purchased at the relevant discounted member pricing; Customer’s employees who are unable to use their massage in a given month may roll over that massage to a subsequent month and receive it any time during his/her membership period as long as his/her membership dues are current; Introductory Guest Pass entitles a guest to obtain an introductory massage or facial for the current introductory rate (limited to one visit every six months per guest); Services to any clinic nationwide; No additional fees for customized therapeutic massage sessions.
  • Up Stream SC - "is bringing mindfulness practices to Columbia, South Carolina, in a class series format at our tranquil studio in Five Points, across from City Yoga"
  • Guided Meditations - UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center offers meditations that you can practice on your own
  • Legally Ohm - South Carolina Attorney Kaitlyn Swicegood's blog discussing the practices of yoga and mediation
  • Be Well

SC Bar Wellness Committee 3-Part Video Series

5 Minute Yoga Sequence in your Office from South Carolina Bar on Vimeo.

5 Minute Yoga Sequence in your Chair from South Carolina Bar on Vimeo.

5 Minute Meditation Sequence from South Carolina Bar on Vimeo.


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time management Articles

Calendar Templates and Smart Phone Apps


Time Management - How To Get More Time In Your Day

Time Management for Attorneys

"Ethical Considerations in Time Management for Attorneys," Elise Holtzman

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debt management Consumer Finance Information

Budgeting Apps and Tools

  • Level Money - Level Money automatically updates spendable cash as you make purchases each day, providing a simple, real-time picture of how you’re doing in order to stay in the black
  • Billguard
  • - See all your balances and transactions together, on the web or your phone. Mint automatically pulls all your financial information into one place, so you can finally get the entire picture
  • Ready for Zero: Debt Management
  • The Coupons App
  • Personal Capital App
  • Bloomberg: Finance and Business News
  • Budget Templates
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