Parenting & Family

On Getting Approval

by Donna Torney on August 21, 2016 · 0 comments

Recently, I shared an Instagram photo and quote by Yogi Bhajan on the mindful hub Facebook page. you can see it bellow. I received many responses from mindful hub readers.  I wondered why it struck such a chord, but then I remembered that we are deeply social animals.  Whether we like it our not, we […]


There’s still plenty of summer left to dive into a good book, watch a family-friendly movie, or practice mindfulness with renowned teachers. Get back to nature with Barkskins, a new novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx’s (The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain) latest novel. Barkskins gives readers a history lesson on deforestation and the human myth of dominion […]


Five Steps to Letting Go

by Donna Torney on July 6, 2016 · 0 comments

Practicing letting go is one of the foundations of mindfulness.  What does it mean to let go?  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 tangible. It […]


Mindfulness 4 Mothers

by Donna Torney on June 15, 2016 · 0 comments

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What will you do with your free time this summer?  Here are some suggestions to boost your quotient of peace and ease: Let’s start with an idea for the kids. Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, is a time-tested gem.  I discovered this series when my youngest two children were nine and twelve (the books are […]


You Already Know This Stuff

by Donna Torney on May 29, 2016 · 0 comments

As you practice the stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive behavior techniques found at mindful hub its helpful to remember that you already know this stuff. You are not an anxious person trying to learn how to be calm.  You are a calm person who has spent too much time practicing being anxious.  Being calm is […]


Your Rapt Attention

by Donna Torney on May 22, 2016 · 0 comments

The greatest gift you can give someone is your rapt attention.  “Rapt” someone you love today! Here’s how:  Take a deep breath, pay full attention to the one who is asking for your attention. When thoughts of “I have other things I need to be doing” or “I don’t really agree with what he is […]


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 […]


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 […]