An Introduction to Mindfulness for Lawyers and Holistic Approach to Wellness

Sharon Vanin

As a lawyer since 2006, Sharon Vanin has supported health sector executives, practitioners and policy makers enhance their legal and business strategy to be world-class leaders delivering excellence in patient care, clinical education, research, innovation and public protection. Some of the organizations she’s helped include hospitals, community health centres, health professional regulators and associations, and government health service agencies.

Amidst the challenges of 2020, Sharon decided to take a huge leap and pursue her life-long passion of nutrition. She will be graduating as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Spring 2021 and will be launching a consulting practice dedicated to helping women come home to their true selves through an integrative wellness journey rooted in personalized nutrition, mind-body connection and self-compassion.

While in nutrition school, Sharon quickly became a trusted legal adviser to her classmates and colleagues who sought practical and relatable legal support tailored to their unique needs as wellness business founders. Recognizing an unmet need in the market, Sharon decided to combine her legal background and her emerging career as a nutritionist to create a niche legal practice, Thrive Legal Care, which is dedicated to helping wellness entrepreneurs run thriving businesses. Although this was a very unexpected twist in what she thought was a transition away from law(!), Sharon is thrilled to be launching her practice in early 2021.

Sharon has a JD degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, Master of Health Science-Health Administration degree from the University of Toronto and an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in life sciences, health systems and the social determinants of health from Queen’s University. She is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with training from David Nichtern through Tibet House US (NYC) and Jeff Warren (Toronto). She is also a Certified Yoga Teacher with training from Ahimsa Yoga (Toronto) and Downward Dog Yoga Centre (Toronto).

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