Mindful Movement

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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 There’s no way around it.  It’s difficult to be in the present moment if you don’t pay attention to your physical needs – including movement.  You and your child need not be a part of an organized team to enjoy moving your body. Studies show that physical exercise increases cognitive functioning, including improving memory and […]

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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 […]

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Slow is the new fast!

by Donna Torney on May 16, 2016 · 2 comments

 The accelerated pace of our culture makes the idea of slowing down seem comical.  Yet lately I’ve noticed a couple of times where my mindfulness practice has helped me to consciously slow down.  Last summer I bought a “comfort bike” – which is exactly what it sounds like – a bike intentionally made for comfort, […]

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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 […]

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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: Office Stretch and Meditation

by Donna Torney on March 24, 2016 · 0 comments

Got 8 minutes in the middle of your workday? Watch Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, in this video for a few healthy stretches and a quick breathing and meditation exercise. You’ll feel better afterwards, your focus will increase, your attention span improve and you’ll be investing in your own health and wellness. Check […]

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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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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 […]

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