BALANCING: Mental Wellness With A Productive Work Life

Mental Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is “a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community,” and is categorized as a basic human right that is “crucial to personal, community and socio-economic development.” In other words, the importance of mental health and wellness cannot be understated.

It is well established that mental health and wellness is critical for a successful work-life. One of the best ways to maintain mental wellness is to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle, involving prioritizing sleep, eating a healthy diet, and regular exercise. It is only appropriate that January, a month where so many undertake a renewed commitment to a healthy lifestyle, is Mental Wellness Awareness Month.

In honor of Mental Wellness Awareness Month, in this Affinity newsletter, attorney Matthew Stedman offers information and tips on how best to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder, Associate Tyler Loga and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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