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Practical and actionable information you can use to be a better lawyer.

The Resilient Lawyer podcast is inspired by those in the legal profession living with authenticity and courage. Each week, we share tools and strategies for finding more balance, joy, and satisfaction in your professional and personal life!

You'll meet lawyers, entrepreneurs, mentors and teachers successfully bridging the gap between their personal and professional lives, connecting the dots between their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves.

This podcast is about ordinary people making an extraordinary difference.

Feb 11, 2019

In this episode, I am excited to have Heather Weigler to talk about the importance of prioritizing yourself after motherhood - to be a better you and a better lawyer.

Heather is a lawyer and stand-up comedian in Portland, Oregon. She works for the Oregon Department of Justice as a Senior Assistant Attorney General, regulating charities and their fundraisers. She also serves on her union's executive committee and volunteers with Oregon Women Lawyers and the Campaign for Equal Justice. She got her start in comedy at a fundraiser for Legal Aid and has since performed in Portland, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas.


Topics Covered

  • Recognizing and dealing with post-partum depression and anxiety, and ways to manage through a regiment of wellness and medication.
  • What work-life balance really means when re-learning to take care of yourself, and reducing the stigma of taking a step back from work so you can regroup and come back at 110%.
  • Finding yourself after motherhood, and how she uses stand-up comedy to be both a better lawyer and a better parent.
  • How she went about forgiving herself for being "imperfect."



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