Young Adults

This year mindful hub will have a special focus on the unique needs of millennial young adults. Check back often to view excerpts from Donna Torney’s forthcoming book, Center Points for Young Adults: Building identity, intimacy, and youthful wisdom through contemplative practices.

Overwhelm and Isolation – How mindful hub Can Help

Overwhelm and Isolation – How mindful hub Can Help

use the search button at the top right-hand corner to search for articles and worksheets that will ease overwhelm and isolation In my therapy practice I can pretty easily classify my clients’ struggles into two categories.  They are either struggling with overwhelm or isolation, and oftentimes both.  Overwhelm comes in…

Off to College?  Take Mindfulness With You

Off to College? Take Mindfulness With You

Leaving home for college is a whopping transition.  First year college students are easily prone to academic, social, and personal stress as they try to balance all these domains of their lives, largely on their own, Since mindfulness meditation is known to improve mood, decrease stress, and boost the immune…

There's a Little Voldemort in All of Us

There's a Little Voldemort in All of Us

Voldemort happens. It’s how we respond to Voldemort that really matters. This is just one of the lessons in mindfulness that J.K. Rowling has helped me to convey to my four children over the last thirteen years. My oldest son was only seven years old when I read a review…

There’s a Little Voldemort in All of Us

There’s a Little Voldemort in All of Us

Voldemort happens. It’s how we respond to Voldemort that really matters. This is just one of the lessons in mindfulness that J.K. Rowling has helped me to convey to my four children over the last thirteen years. My oldest son was only seven years old when I read a review…

Treating Depression with Yoga

Treating Depression with Yoga

While yoga’s tremendous popularity in our culture largely focuses on the physical postures, there is a smaller group of practitioners focusing on the emotional and behavioral benefits of yoga.  A growing body of scientific evidence confirms that yoga can improve your mood, patterns of behavior, even job performance.  Amy Wientraub,…

Rejection – ouch!

Rejection – ouch!

Rejection.  In one form or other we’ve all felt it’s sting.  And we use words like “pain” and “hurt” to describe the feeling of being socially spurned for good reason.  A study conducted at the University of Michigan tells us that social rejection and physical pain activate the same areas…

How to Be Disappointed

How to Be Disappointed

“I’m disappointed….. I’m disappointed in you.”  Most of the time the word ‘disappointed’ shows up in a sentence it’s a cover up for thoughts like “I’m really, really, ticked off”, or “I feel deeply sad at the outcome of this situation.”  Our reaction to disappointment can range from mild annoyance…