Addiction

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 […]

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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 […]

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Plan.  Come back to now.  Plan.  Come back to now. focus on something pleasant.  One small, likable thing, Before you once again plan, and again come back to now. Why bother coming back to now?  Now, full of imperfection, distraction, uncertainty, worry? Because now is the only place to heal.  The only place. Plan, remember, […]

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The Mindful Hub Summer Reading List – 2016

by Donna Torney on June 8, 2016 · 0 comments

Grab your sunscreen, your sunglasses, and your favorite floatation device, your Kindle or a good old-fashioned hard-bound copy – the annual mindful hub summer reading list is here, and we have something for everyone! Dinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo – Third in a series that is surprisingly funny and touching, Merullo picks up where Lunch […]

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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 […]

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Watching a child struggle with addiction is devastating and deciding how to help an addicted child is one of the most anguish-provoking processes a parent can go through. Like running a marathon, standing by a child trying to break free from addiction requires deliberate, purposeful, ongoing self-care.  The good news is that mindfulness practices can help build […]

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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 Mindfulness to Effect Personal Change

by Donna Torney on February 28, 2016 · 0 comments

Seven weeks after New Years Day 2016, many of us are still struggling to change unhealthy habits that we promised ourselves we would face.   Motivation and willpower can be so elusive, even if the behavior is causing major disruptions in or relationships, family life, or career.  Knowing a little bit about what actions facilitate […]

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