Let's Be Well Together

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

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Let’s Be Well Together

Q&A with John Webster (BA ’87, Philosophy)

Arts alumnus and lawyer John Webster (BA ‘87, Philosophy) shares how to live a balanced life, prioritize mental, physical and intellectual health, and be optimistic.

John's message: I wish I knew in my university days what finally dawned on me in my 50s, well into my career. I missed so many opportunities over the decades. I thought of mental health as being free from things like stress and anxiety. I thought of happiness as an intellectual pursuit, transcending my body. I lived in an ivory tower. I now see how important physical health and fitness is to wellness and mental health. I see other important categories of wellness that affect my mental health.

In this Office Hour, John talked about how he came to appreciate different areas of wellness and found a practical way to find balance between them.

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John Webster (BA ’87, Philosophy)

Partner at Gowling WLG.
John Webster is an Ontario Lawyer who works at international law firm Gowling WLG, from the Waterloo Region office. He is a commercial litigator with 24 years of experience in complex litigation. John is a strong advocate for personal wellness, and recently launched a weekly podcast (Let’s Be Well Together) and is publishing a book about his journey (Accidentally Well).