Life Transition

First published at Kayleighmichael.com 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 […]

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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 […]

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For the all the gritty scrappers ….

by Donna Torney on July 17, 2017 · 0 comments

Are you a gritty scrapper or do you love someone who is?  The title of this Ted talk is misleading – while the presenter does address resume writing, it’s much more of an ode to post-traumatic growth.  It’s worth the ten minutes, and you will get your daily dose of inspiration.  Rock on scrappers!

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Saying goodbye, with meaning.

by Donna Torney on June 1, 2017 · 0 comments

It’s the season of goodbyes, and exciting new beginnings. A formal speech or an impromptu thank you; this is an opportunity to be your authentic self, appreciate the connections you have made, and savor the success that has come about because of these relationships. When it comes to the workplace saying goodbye can feel awkward […]

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How to build new habits

by Donna Torney on May 17, 2017 · 0 comments

Gently, gently, ever gently…..

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While you go about your Saturday chores, try scheduling in pleasant events.  We don’t think twice about putting the upcoming dentist appointment or routine car repair in our calendar, but we often leave pleasant events up to chance. Try this:  Today, go through your calendar and schedule in a pleasant event every day through the […]

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FOMO – and other ways of feeling left behind

by Donna Torney on April 6, 2016 · 0 comments

If you are feeling disappointed, maybe even envious, because of a “missed” opportunity, it is a good time to apply mindfulness.  Here are three mindfulness tips that can help you feel like you are in the right place at the right time. Still feeling left behind? Check out these posts on disappointment, and rejection. Print […]

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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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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.

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