Mindfulness Basics

There is no getting around it.  What you put in your body affects your mental clarity as well as your physical health.  This, of course, will directly affect your mindfulness practice.  Food and mood – it’s for real. I could probably write volumes about diet and mind, but I’d like to stick to a few […]


Mindful Habits for Better Sleep

by Donna Torney on May 12, 2016 · 2 comments

Sleep is one of the best things you can do for a healthy mind and healthy body. During sleep, your blood pressure drops, your muscles relax, your tissues grow and repair, hormones are regulated and energy is restored. Despite the benefits, many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. The struggle for sleep comes […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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


Yoga: Poses to Help You Let Go

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2016 · 0 comments

You’ve heard about “letting go” in yoga class or from friends and family that want you to release tension and negative emotions from your body and mind. But how do you do it? Watch as Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, demonstrates 4 yoga poses that will help you release tension and negative emotions […]


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 […]


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 […]


If you’re new to the idea of mindfulness, this is a good place to begin exploring.  This corner of mindful hub is dedicated to giving you the most basic definitions, and simplest instructions to enable you to start your mindfulness practice right now.  We know you don’t have a lot of  time to read, and […]