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Welcome to Thought Kitchen

We are a coaching and consulting firm that specializes in operationalizing well-being. 

Our mission is to empower professionals to prioritize and attend to their well-being. 

We envision a world that values individual well-being as an integral component of our collective well-being. 

We engage in our work with curiosity, honesty, courage, and kindness. 

Foundation of Our Work

The foundation of our work is the Seven Dimensions of Well-Being.  The dimensions are environmental, physical, social, emotional, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual. 

All offerings are about topics that relate to and support at least one of the dimensions of well-being, and oftentimes support several dimensions of well-being. 

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We invite you to explore our website to learn more.

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Without the right tools, even the simplest recipes can become an overwhelming undertaking. Think measuring cups, salt, pepper, spoons, etc. The same is true when it comes to mindfulness-based practices. This free, 7-day course shares our essential ingredients and practices to support your journey to mindfulness and connection. Consider this a standing invitation to cook along with us!

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Traditional judicial education has focused mainly on the “substantive” aspects of judging, such as procedure, statutes, and case law, with little focus on the emotional/human relations aspects of judging.  As Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor wrote in My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, “Most of us think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, but we are actually feeling creatures that think.”  Ignoring this reality is unkind to judicial officers and detrimental to their professional conduct, especially in the area of judicial demeanor as set forth in the Model Code of Judicial Conduct Rules 1.2, 2.2, and 2.8. Thought Kitchen’s work is grounded in the belief that addressing the emotional experience of judging results in judicial officers who are not only healthier and happier, but who also make better decisions and behave in a way that is more aligned with the Model Code of Judicial Conduct.  This belief is supported by a growing body of research led by professor and scholar of judicial temperament, Terry Maroney of Vanderbilt University.  The course materials also include discussion of 2017’s The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, published by the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being as well as 2020’s Stress and Resiliency in the U.S. Judiciary, published in Journal of the Professional Lawyer.

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Sometimes we could all use a little support saying no. 
That's why we created this course for all audiences in mind!

Small Bites: Saying No

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Are you overcommitted and exhausted because you’ve said yes to too many things? You’re not alone. Saying no is a key ingredient of clear boundaries and healthy relationships but putting it into practice can be intimidating and uncomfortable. This five-week course will help you build the skills you need to say a wholehearted yes to the things you really want to do and to clearly and kindly say no to the rest.

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  • Weekly Sangha Sit
    Weekly Sangha Sit
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 29
    May 29, 2024, 8:30 AM – 8:55 AM EDT
    May 29, 2024, 8:30 AM – 8:55 AM EDT
    Join Jill Carnell, Chief Contemplative Officer, for a short guided meditation practice with members of our Thought Kitchen sangha.
  • Charting Your Well-Being Path
    Charting Your Well-Being Path
    Wed, Jun 19
    Jun 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Jun 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Learn about charting your well-being path from Kevin McGoff, author of Find Your Landing Zone: Life Beyond the Bar!


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At every turn, they listened to our needs and goals, supported them, and exceeded our expectations. Lesley could not have been more responsive and delivered beyond our expectations. The Thought Kitchen team was wonderful to work with and we strongly recommend them to anyone with a procurement need.

 - Don Sackett, CEO & Founder
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It’s an opportunity to discover things and thoughts about yourself and a refreshing moment to pause and reset. I get excited when I see Thought Kitchen on my schedule.

- Amber
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Thought Kitchen encouraged us to ask ourselves and each other interesting and complicated questions. [...] Each participant gained from this program series a deeper understanding of self and of other team members.We are grateful for the opportunity to do this work in a safe and collaborative way.

- Holly Wanzer, Founding Attorney

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