Alison Baxter Herlihy is co-chairing the new Lawyer Wellness Committee for the Mobile Bar Association. Here is the article from the Mobile Bar January newsletter:

Lawyer Wellness is a brand new committee that is the brain-child of MBA Members Alison Herlihy and Krissy McCulloch. We are probably all familiar with the alarming statistics on rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse and other problems among our profession, and we can probably all agree that 2020 has been a particularly tough year on all of us. Our routines have been disrupted, we have been isolated from our normal supports, and it seems harder than ever to maintain healthy habits. We wanted to find new ways for MBA members to support themselves and each other during this “new normal.” The work we do as lawyers is so important for our community, but you cannot be your best if you are not taking care of yourself.

For Lawyer Wellness, we plane to feature different challenges and activities each month that have a focus on different aspects of wellness, from exercise and healthy eating, to meditation and mindfulness. Our first challenge of 2021 is Dry January. Dry January means you take a break from alcohol consumption for the month of January as a reset for your health. You can read more about Dry January here:

To sign up, just click on the link in your email from Ann Sirmon. We will have regular email check-ins throughout the month. All you have to do to participate is keep a log of your “alcohol free” days and you will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the month. Stay well!