First published at If you had told teenaged Me that I would be with a man who loves cars, who cares about politics, who likes to keep his body as hairless as possible and who sometimes says things like, “Every woman needs a dishwasher” (I corrected this immediately, by the way, come on), I […]


Five Steps to Letting Go

by Donna Torney on April 20, 2018 · 0 comments

Practicing letting go is one of the foundations of mindfulness.  But how is it done?  What does it mean?  It could mean letting go of a disappointment from the past, a relationship that’s not working out, or it could mean letting go of a plan to change someone or something. Letting go can also be less […]


Be Like Fred

by Donna Torney on December 2, 2016 · 0 comments

In Dickens’ timeless Christmas Carol we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, a joyless bachelor who just can’t seem to muster one drop of generosity for any being on earth, not even his amiable nephew, Fred.  In spite of Ebenezer’s outright hostile response to his nephew’s invitation to Christmas dinner, Fred remains steadfast in his kindness toward his uncle. Let’s all try to […]


A friend of mine says she makes a habit of surrounding herself with good people.  By “good” she means people who support her,  bring out the best in her, and wish her well, people who in turn appreciate and respect her opinions and friendship.    It seems like a simple idea but when she told […]


It goes like this, you miss your family all day while you’re at work, a long day, that includes an hour commute.  You come home, hungry, and wanting to get into something more comfy.  You enter, and one boy is watching video games, and another is grumpy about homework.  Hubby is trying his best but […]


Hold on to your summer mellow

by Donna Torney on September 6, 2016 · 0 comments

 Don’t let the busy fall season and the upcoming holidays harsh your summer mellow.  Keep it going with ten minutes of  Mindfulness Daily.    


On Getting Approval

by Donna Torney on August 21, 2016 · 0 comments

Recently, I shared an Instagram photo and quote by Yogi Bhajan on the mindful hub Facebook page. you can see it bellow. I received many responses from mindful hub readers.  I wondered why it struck such a chord, but then I remembered that we are deeply social animals.  Whether we like it our not, we […]


Mindfulness 4 Mothers

by Donna Torney on June 15, 2016 · 0 comments

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Your Rapt Attention

by Donna Torney on May 22, 2016 · 0 comments

The greatest gift you can give someone is your rapt attention.  “Rapt” someone you love today! Here’s how:  Take a deep breath, pay full attention to the one who is asking for your attention. When thoughts of “I have other things I need to be doing” or “I don’t really agree with what he is […]


Slow is the new fast!

by Donna Torney on May 16, 2016 · 2 comments

 The accelerated pace of our culture makes the idea of slowing down seem comical.  Yet lately I’ve noticed a couple of times where my mindfulness practice has helped me to consciously slow down.  Last summer I bought a “comfort bike” – which is exactly what it sounds like – a bike intentionally made for comfort, […]