Life Transition

Mindfulness in a Crisis

by Donna Torney on March 5, 2016 · 0 comments

We all face them.  Small bothersome ones and big earth-shattering ones.  Those sudden, unexpected events that change the natural order of our world.  Mindfulness can help during these times, helping us make better decisions, and trust in the unfolding of life.  Check out our new worksheet about using mindfulness to manage a crisis.   Are […]


Holiday Money Stress

by Donna Torney on December 17, 2015 · 0 comments

Mindfulness can bring ease to every part of your life – including your financial life.  Download our latest worksheet for tips for fighting back against the urge to overspend around the holidays – and take a look at Mind Over Money – an article posted last spring that addresses impulsive spending.  You’ll find mindfulness tips […]


Over the River and Through the Woods – With Balance!

by Donna Torney on November 14, 2015 · 0 comments

The holiday season is here, and for many of us, this means travel.  By plane, car or train, it gets us where we want to go but often we feel depleted before we reach our destination. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and happy on the road: Plan and prepare: One of […]


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Building a Sense of Place

by Donna Torney on October 7, 2015 · 0 comments

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  Consider the different ways we can experience life – different aspects of our being that help us function…. until they don’t.  We can be cerebral and goal oriented, for instance, or we can be predominantly kinesthetic, placing the emphasis on our body and the five senses. There are other ways we can segregate our experience. […]


40 Days of Letting Go: Day 35 ~ Letting go of drama

by Donna Torney on October 5, 2015 · 0 comments

We humans will go to great lengths to stay out of the present moment. The present moment terrifies us. We can be very ingenious with the variety of drama we create and cling to in order to stay away from the here-and-now. Today’s letting go exercise:  What kind of drama do you create for yourself? Read through the […]


Some life events cause a distinct chasm –  on one side stands “before,”  on the other side “after.”  The deeper the chasm, the more desperately we my try to get back to “before.”  Chronic illness, a break-up, addiction, the death of a loved one.  When we can’t accept a situation we might try frantically to change […]


Just for now – want nothing Don’t wish to be someplace else Be where you are Don’t wish for more energy, or less Watch your breath rise and fall and watch your energy settle to where it needs to be Stop planning and remembering let thought disperse Like autumn leaves falling Until all that is […]


This is not about a beauty make-over, But rather an inside make-over that might be long overdue.  It might be time to let  go of labels that you don’t want anymore, and maybe never even asked for.  How do you identify yourself? You might say “I’m the mother of two… grandfather…. CEO… dancer…. a dentist.” […]


40 Days of Letting Go: Day 14 ~ Let go of planning

by Donna Torney on September 14, 2015 · 0 comments

A health crisis, a job loss, a rejection letter….rejected love.  We can tantrum, “it’s not fair”… “I don’t want to relocate!”….. “I can’t accept that it’s over!”…… The ideas of equanimity and acceptance are central to mindfulness meditation, and can help us welcome life’s detours. “Consider that not getting what you want can be a wonderful […]