some time each week to this activity, or create a moment for quiet, uninterrupted time by yourself. Maybe it’s a yoga class or simply sitting in a quiet place for half an hour just thinking and relaxing. GET ENOUGH SLEEP. If you don’t know where to start, you can begin by getting enough sleep. You’ll see the benefits of quality sleep ripple through the rest of your life. You’ll be more alert and have more energy, and you’ll be able to make better choices and respond better to stress. MAKE WELLNESS APPOINTMENTS. It’s easy to let years go by without seeing your doctor, therapist, or other wellness providers. If this sounds like you, make a plan to fit in those important appointments this year. An annual physical is vital preventive care, and it’s a chance to talk to your doctor about any concerns you have. FIND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT. If you’re struggling with your feelings or thoughts, a mental health professional can help you work through your experiences to find clarity and joy. CONNECT WITH THE PEOPLE WHO BRING YOU JOY. Caring friends can be a source of support and inspiration. Connecting with them, whether over the phone, video, or in person, will strengthen your relationships and create a support network.
Remember, you’re doing an amazing job, and by carving out this time for yourself, you’ll be able to do — and feel — even better. You’ve got this!
Inspired by The Minimalist Baker
Barbara’s Compassion for People and Animals
DIRECTIONS • 1 lb medjool dates, pitted (about 1 1/2 cups) • 1/2 tsp sea salt • Warm water • 1/4 cup peanut butter • 1 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate, chopped • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1. Using a food processor, blend dates and sea salt until dough can be formed into a ball. Slowly add enough warm water to mixture to thicken dough. 2. Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Freeze for 20–30 minutes.
For Barbara, getting to dig in and analyze a case is one of her favorite parts of the job. Her focus and attention to detail make this role a great for her, and we’re so appreciative of the work she does for our clients! As Rinehardt Law has grown, Barbara has enjoyed building friendships with her coworkers. You might find her and her team members out for a girls’ night or going out to dinner at the end of the day. Barbara’s first passion, though, is spending time with her four-legged friends. She’s an animal lover through and through, and cats are her favorite. She appreciates their independent nature and has a cat at home in addition to a dog and two guinea pigs. She also enjoys visiting the zoo and Kingwood Center Gardens and going anywhere she can take photos of wildlife.
3. In microwave, warm 1/4 cup peanut butter for 30 seconds, then drizzle peanut butter on top of balls. Freeze balls for another 20 minutes. 4. Meanwhile, in microwave, warm chocolate with coconut oil until melted. Stir well. 5. Coat balls in chocolate and place on a parchment- lined baking sheet. 6. Top with additional salt and freeze for 30 minutes. Serve at room temperature. 3 Rinehardt Law | www.rinehardtlawfirm.com
We’re so grateful to have you at Rinehardt Law, Barbara! Thanks for all you do.
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