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Rewild Yourself

by Donna Torney on July 17, 2017 · 0 comments

This spring I read two books that have motivated me to increase my time in nature.  Not that I needed any more motivation, having just finished a five-year stint in private practice just outside of Boston.  This was a great personal and professional experience in many ways, but an hour-long commute into the city coupled […]


Make Napping the New Black

by Donna Torney on January 13, 2017 · 0 comments

The other day I mentioned that I felt guilty after taking a nap.  Luckily I have some kind friends who answered with loving responses, encouraging me to rest.  If only our culture would do the same.  If only we were allowed, like bears, to turn off our metabolism, tuck in the kids, and wake up […]


Mindful Habits for Better Sleep

by Donna Torney on May 12, 2016 · 2 comments

Sleep is one of the best things you can do for a healthy mind and healthy body. During sleep, your blood pressure drops, your muscles relax, your tissues grow and repair, hormones are regulated and energy is restored. Despite the benefits, many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. The struggle for sleep comes […]


Rick Hanson on Letting Go

by Donna Torney on March 30, 2016 · 0 comments

The practices — simple actions inside your mind — light up neural networks of deep well-being and resilience. And because “neurons that fire together, wire together,” each time you do a practice, it strengthens key neural circuits like building a muscle in the gym. Each practice is grounded in modern neuroscience, positive psychology, Rick’s background […]


Rick Hanson on Taking More Breaks

by Donna Torney on March 26, 2016 · 0 comments

Methods for shifting gears and taking pause to improve well-being, strengthen relationships and encourage peace of mind.


Yoga: Meditation Minute

by Donna Torney on March 25, 2016 · 0 comments

A short guided meditation session by Karen Fabian, founder of Bare Bones Yoga.


40 Days of Letting Go: Day 27~ Let go of bad news

by Donna Torney on September 27, 2015 · 0 comments

Are you a news junkie?  Do you feel like you are going to miss something important if you don’t read a paper every day?  Observing how much time you spend each day ingesting negative, upsetting, and just plain scary news is a great mindfulness exercise.  Whether it’s the New York Times, or tuning in to a […]


Making it stick…..  In our multi-tasking, over scheduled world, it can be hard to find time to incorporate hard-earned life lessons.  So at day 20 of 40 Days of Letting Go, I encourage you to take a moment to note your progress, to absorb it, as Dr. Rick Hanson says, to take it in. Today’s […]


Welcome to day two of our letting go weekend retreat.  I hope you allowed yourself to let go of your regular weekend routine yesterday, even just a little, and took some time to use Karen’s letting go yoga suggestions.  If you missed yesterday, no problem!  It’s not too late to start your mini-retreat today.  Even […]


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Challenge Your Anxious Thoughts

by Donna Torney on March 23, 2015 · 0 comments

Chatting with your anxiety.