Mindful Living

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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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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Running Towards Yourself – Mindful Exercise

by Donna Torney on July 17, 2017 · 0 comments

Because of my busy schedule, I often feel I need to make a choice between getting some physical exercise and formal meditation practice.  But the truth is you can do both at the same time. A walk, run, or spin on an exercise bike can be another item to check off your  to-do list, or […]

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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 […]

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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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World Happiness Report 2017

by Donna Torney on May 12, 2017 · 0 comments

Required reading for our leaders. The happiest countries are generous, forward-thinking with their natural resources and have strong social support. Happiness leads to economic health, but economic health alone does not create happy and healthy societies. The happiest societies are socially conscious. Social consciousness requires acknowledging our neighbors’ suffering. Mindfulness helps us do this without […]

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Can Technology Really Help with Your Stress?

by Donna Torney on May 9, 2017 · 0 comments

Many of us live very fast-paced lives, and stress affects us much more than we care to admit, often causing disruption at work and in our personal lives. If you’ve been feeling overstressed recently, taking a moment to de-stress doesn’t have to be as hard as it sounds. Technology offers a variety of ways to […]

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Joy is sustainable happiness

by Donna Torney on March 29, 2017 · 0 comments

Science tells us that practicing gratitude has many health benefits, like feeling less lonely and building a stronger immune system.  So why is it sometimes difficult for us to feel grateful?  Why do we sometimes have a hard time saying thank you, when one of the byproducts of gratitude is joy, a positive emotion that […]

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We love the idea of traveling for months (even years) on end.  What we don’t love as much though, is the craziness and imbalance that often accompany solo traveling, like exhaustion, and feeling homesick. You’re sitting in a beautiful city, a thousand miles away from home, and you’re second-guessing why you started this whole game […]

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What’s the Difference Between Ease and Easy?

by Donna Torney on February 8, 2017 · 0 comments

What comes to mind when you hear the word easy?  maybe a single-digit math problem, or a six-piece puzzle?  Perhaps a recipe with four ingredients. When it comes to the word ease, however, it’s not so simple to pull up a visual.  Ease is more of a feeling, more of a state of mind than […]

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