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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 […]

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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.

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Yoga: Easy Deep Breathing Exercises

by Donna Torney on March 23, 2016 · 0 comments

Feeling stressed? Deep breathing is the best way to feel better, FAST! Follow along as Karen Fabian, Founder of

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Using Every Day Situations to Boost Mindfulness.

by Donna Torney on March 10, 2016 · 0 comments

Little things can be our Best Mindfulness Teachers By contributing writer, Karen Fabian, Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher, founder,  barebonesyoga.com. I recently had an uncomfortable interaction with someone at a local doctor’s office. Running late due to traffic, I arrived five minutes after my scheduled appointment time. Upon arriving, the receptionist said in a very derogatory […]

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Aligning Thought, Word, and Deed

by Donna Torney on February 28, 2016 · 0 comments

  Gandhi is oft-quoted as saying “happiness is when what you think, say, and  do are in harmony.” If this is true, why do we stray from our values in thought, word, and deed? In my therapy practice, I often ask clients to take an inventory of values. I use a values card sort, a […]

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How Mindfulness Can Help Resolve Childhood Trauma

by Donna Torney on January 22, 2016 · 0 comments

The mindfulness resurgence has been a gift to us all especially in our fast paced and un-present tech-driven lifestyles. While empirical research has yet to officially conclude that mindfulness is effective with trauma/PTSD, good trauma therapists have known for decades that being aware of a trigger instead of being the trigger is the start to […]

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The Ghost of Christmas Past.   If you are already dreading this upcoming holiday season, maybe it is because you are mistaking it for last year – and last year wasn’t that much fun for you.  I sometimes wonder what would happen if holiday advertisements promoted getting ready for the season with your mind, body, and […]

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Mindfulness can be a tough sell to teenagers – I once asked a teen-age client if she would be interested in borrowing a CD with a guided body-scan and other various mindfulness meditation instructions.  She told me if I gave her the CD she would smash it into a million pieces – Clearly she was […]

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Conceptual Mindfulness vs. Experiential Mindfulness

by Donna Torney on October 18, 2015 · 0 comments

One of my dearest friends and I were talking on the phone last week. She is struggling with a deeply ingrained habit that she is able to notice, but still finds herself very caught in. (I can empathize, I am aware of an old way of being that no longer serves me, that I too […]

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40 Days of Letting Go: Day 35 ~ Letting go of drama

by Donna Torney on October 5, 2015 · 0 comments

We humans will go to great lengths to stay out of the present moment. The present moment terrifies us. We can be very ingenious with the variety of drama we create and cling to in order to stay away from the here-and-now. Today’s letting go exercise:  What kind of drama do you create for yourself? Read through the […]

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