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A Career Guide for Your Soul

by Donna Torney on July 31, 2018 · 0 comments

If you’re looking for a career guide for your soul, add Stephen Cope’s The Great Work of Your Life to your summer reading list.  Cope, the author of Yoga and the Quest for True Self, has distinguished himself once again with his skill of applying Eastern philosophy to the problems of modern life.  But make no […]


Nature in the Digital Age

by mindfulhub on July 28, 2018 · 0 comments

In one of my earliest memories, I am in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I have wandered away from my family’s campsite at Dolly Copp Campground.  I am five or maybe seven years of age. Some of the details are fuzzy and probably lost forever. I think I am in a clearing in the woods, […]


Let’s just get this over with

by Donna Torney on July 26, 2018 · 1 comment

“Let’s just get this over with.”  This may be an appropriate sentiment when you are having a root canal, but did you ever notice this mindset seeping into daily life?  The self-talk may sound something like this: “I can’t wait until it’s Friday!” “Will this winter ever end?” These thoughts are understandable, but have you […]

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You probably know one or know someone who is worrying about one. If you don’t know one, let me introduce you to the average emerging adult in this “great again” first-world country of ours. You see I have a special seat the Hogwarts-banquet-turned-Hunger Games. I’m a psychotherapist and I work mostly with individuals in their […]


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 […]


For many young adults starting life with mountains of student debt, owing a debt of gratitude can be the straw that breaks the camels back. Can you remember feeling gratitude as a young adult? Maybe you were having the time of your life at a concert. Perhaps you were taking your first solo road trip […]


Mentoring Emerging Adults with Mindfulness

by Donna Torney on October 4, 2017 · 0 comments

What is an emerging adult?  Most adult development experts agree that emerging adulthood is the life period between the late teen years and the early thirties.  Undoubtedly, some of us reach the stage of “established adulthood” much sooner.  But the current cohort of young adults- those brave souls on the frontier of the digital age – […]


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 […]


Last night at dusk I found myself in search of the elusive woodcock.  Encouraged by friends who are avid birdwatchers, my family left the the parking lot of our local Audubon Center and set out about a half-mile into the slushy April woods of our Southeastern Massachusetts home.  There were about a dozen of us in […]


Good weather, bad mood?

by Donna Torney on June 2, 2017 · 0 comments

 Trees are blooming and the sun is shining, but you’re just not feeling it.  You’re not alone.  From anniversaries to allergies, there are many reasons why spring and summer may not be your favorite seasons.  In my private practice, I have noticed an annual increase in anxiety and agitation that mirrors that of the winter […]