July 2024 Windy Hill Open Space Preserve Wellness Hike and Discussion

Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
Portola Valley, CA 94028


Law practice can be grueling. The work can be intense, and the hours, long. Stress is inevitable, but with a systematic and comprehensive wellness program, with regular hiking as the foundation, manageable.

This will be a relatively short (6 mile) hike. This is family and dog friendly. Preserve details are found here: https://www.openspace.org/preserves/windy-hill.

We will discuss practical strategies for managing mental health, stress, and overall well-being that are tailored to the legal profession, focusing on physical and professional health. Hiking and other structured social exercise activities, engaged in regularly and with intention, can form the foundation for a positive work-life balance, increase self-awareness and self-regulation, protect against attorney stress, and stimulate creativity and initiative both inside and outside a law practice. Program materials will be distributed to participants

John Pavolotsky has hiked San Francisco Bay Area trails for the past 30 years and is passionate about attorney wellness. He is also the chair of the IP Section of the California Lawyers Association. In June 2021 John founded the Peninsula Hiking Club (https://calawyers.org/intellectual-property-law/covid-born-cla-hiking-group-marches-on-for-wellness/) and has been leading groups on monthly hikes, including Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, since then. 

Essential Information 

Please meet in the Lower Windy Hill Parking Area at 9:00 AM


Address: https://www.openspace.org/activities/meetup/wh-lower-parking-lot

Please bring water (at least 40 fluid ounces), snacks, good hiking shoes/boots, hat, sunblock, and long pants. Walking sticks are optional for this hike. Hiking can be a rigorous activity, with injury possible. By signing up, you understand and acknowledge the foregoing.

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