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Scripting Happiness, Jeena Cho, San Francisco bankruptcy attorney — Scripting Happiness



  • I’m a lawyer. I help solve complex debt problems. I also work with entrepreneurs seeking to make a difference in society.
  • I am writing a book on mindfulness for lawyers titled The Anxious Lawyer. I love bringing mindfulness to lawyers and other professionals to cultivate a sense of ease, introspection, and focus.
  • I’m an introvert.
  • My husband is also a lawyer.
  • We have a law practice, JC Law Group PC.
  • I went to University at Buffalo for undergrad and law school.
  • I promptly moved to Tampa, FL to thaw out.
  • My family immigrated to Queens, NY when I was 10. English is my second language.
  • I was born in South Korea.
Update: January 8, 2015
It’s been a l-o-n-g journey but I finally submitted the first draft of The Anxious Lawyer manuscript to my editor at the ABA. I wrote a recap on what it was like to write 80,000 here.
Update: December 5, 2013

Over the past few years, I started writing professionally. I published a book with LexisNexis, How to Manage Your Law OfficeI’m also working on my second book with the American Bar Association (ABA) titled, The Anxious Lawyer.

The book is about my personal experience with mindfulness and meditation. I never imagined that meditating – sitting with my eyes closed and breathing would become the most important part of my day. It gives me space to evaluate what’s really important and to align my day to my values. I’ve been asking myself “What does it mean to script happiness? What does that look like?” and really considering what is important. Turn out, what’s important are things like kindness, generosity, free time, spending time with people I love and in nature.


Update: September 1, 2011

In fairy tales, girl meets boy. Boy and girl gets married and lives happily ever after. The end. Scripting Happiness is about the ever after.

Ever notice, there are about a bazillion websites dedicated to planning the perfect wedding? Brides obsess over every detail of their wedding (admittedly, I was not an exception to this rule). There is an entire industry built around a single day. But what about after you say “I do?”

I started to ponder this question in my own journey from fiancée to wife. There’s so much emphasis on having the perfect “W”edding day. As if to suggest that perfect wedding = perfect marriage. It seems there should be a lot more discussions about life after the wedding. After all, wedding is just one day but there’s this wondrous thing called marriage proceeding it. So, join me in Scripting Happiness.

Welcome to Scripting Happiness.