Better Sleep

Read about the latest in sleep science and how a mindfulness practice can help you get more ZZZs.

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Challenge Your Anxious Thoughts

by Donna Torney on March 23, 2015 · 0 comments

-An exercise to help you quiet unproductive anxious thoughts Challenge Your Anxious Thoughts FR  

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Mindfulness for College Freshmen

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

-Stress less about going off to college Mindfulness for College Freshmen PR

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Mindful Breathing 

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

-Breathing techniques that help balance energy, improve concentration, and promote clarity Mindful Breathing Worksheet PR

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Mindfulness for a Broken Heart

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

– Mindfulness can help you heal Minding your heart    

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Mindfulness in a Crisis 

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2015 · 0 comments

– Tips for navigating unexpected, unwanted change mcrisis  

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Napping is the New Black

by Donna Torney on February 2, 2015 · 0 comments

Two snowstorms in two weeks have turned my thoughts to taking advantage of the dark, short days, and hibernation.  If only we were allowed, like bears, to turn off our metabolism, tuck in the kids, and wake up in April…..   Soon enough, however, we will be ushering in spring and sunnier days, and we […]

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The Science and Art of Yogic Napping

by Donna Torney on February 2, 2015 · 0 comments

Yoga nidra (which means “yogic sleep”) is an ancient form of deep relaxation.    When I first heard about yoga nidra I was skeptical, since I’ve  tried using different variations of the body scan over the years with little success.  Like a lot of people I have a hard time relaxing unless I’m exhausted.   But after […]

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Anxiety is a Big Fat Liar!!

by Donna Torney on October 16, 2014 · 0 comments

Learn more about befriending your nervous system by participating in the self-paced, science-based Foundations of Well-Being course taught by Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson.  Click on the box below for details: Anxiety is a dirty rotten Liar.  Well, most of the time.  If you’re about to rob a bank, or scream at your boss, and you’re feeling anxious, […]

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Using Mindfulness to Soften Social Anxiety

by Donna Torney on October 15, 2014 · 0 comments

Shyness is painful at any age – and if you experience full-blown social anxiety, it can be devastating taking a toll on relationships, or stalling your education or career.  Even simple day-to-day activities, like exercising or eating in public can be difficult for someone with social anxiety.  If you suffer from social anxiety, you should […]

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Tackling insomnia in a deliberate, thoughtful and natural way is easier when you break down ‘sleep noise’ into three different categories: 1.  Environmental noise is the most strait-forward and obvious type of sleep noise.  To eliminate environmental noise, start where you have the most control – your bedroom.  Our expanded definition of noise includes anything that stimulates […]

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