WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“This wonderful book offers vital, timely wisdom and tools for young adults and those who love them, and for anyone who wants to live a more present, engaged, and meaningful life. That means this is a book for everyone.”
– Kristi Nelson, Executive Director, A Network for Grateful Living
“Young adults emerge into a landscape that seems increasingly unstable beneath our feet. In Mindfulness for Emerging Adults, Donna Torney provides a different ground to stand on: one rock-solid in its timeless wisdom. Donna’s choice of themes for this guidebook—balance, belonging, focus, and meaning—is spot-on. This is what every generation longs for, whether they’re aware of it or not—and perhaps one of the greatest gifts of this book will be helping us to realize what we’re looking for. And then, of course, the book also provides clear and compassionate guidance on how we can get there. The tradition of initiation or rites of passage has fallen out of our culture, but we still posses a longing for what initiation gives us—and what could be a better rite of passage for emerging adults in the 21st century than to learn to fully embody our minds and bodies? This is a new sort of initiation, richly informed by neuroscience, psychology, and contemplative practices. Each generation of young adults longs to care for the world we’ve been given—but many of us sense that before we can do that, we need to figure out how to care for ourselves. Where to start? Donna’s book is sure to be the guide that so many of us is looking for.”
I really love the voice, generally. I think this is a great strength of yours. Your writing voice is kind, wise, supportive, knowledgeable, and graceful.
This book is a gift, Donna! Thank you for the opportunity to read it.
– Kestrel Slocombe, Emerging adult, Brand Manager, Wisdom Publications
Mindfulness for Emerging Adults is a must read that will capture your attention! This engaging guide is concise yet comprehensive, with intriguing and immediately applicable exercises. Donna Torney masterfully highlights how to weave the time-tested, powerful and evidence-based concepts of mindfulness into today’s rapidly changing, digitally oriented world. She successfully translates sophisticated scientific constructs and contemplative practices into understandable terms and relevant tactics.
As a mother of 5 adolescents and an executive coach who is passionate about personal development, I am inspired after reading this book! I cannot wait to share this well crafted, much-needed resource highlighting best practices for developing a full and healthy life.
Excellent work! You must be so psyched and proud of this piece of work 🙂
– Karen Doll, Psy.D., Lead Coach, BetterUp
My whole life I have struggled with anxiety, depression, and sometimes as a result of these two conditions, basic self-care. Donna’s Center Points Exercises for Balance have helped me reduce my anxiety and bring more balance, care, and most importantly, self-compassion into my life. The “Three-day rolling average system” in particular has allowed me to let go of the guilt I used to feel when I would miss a day of exercise, quality sleep, or healthy eating. These three basic components of self-care are what is focused on in the exercise, but through regular practice, one can easily expand the “Three-day rolling average system” to other aspects of their life. As a musician and a business owner, I have started to use this system to successfully manage my business work load, practice schedule, and personal activities. The rolling structure provides a feeling of organization and security without being too strict which frequently causes feelings of inadequacy.
– Erin Bacon, Emerging Adult, Professional Musician and Business Owner
Mindfulness for Emerging Adults is a modern take on the personal struggles facing a tech-driven generation through their 20’s and 30’s. It addresses both traditional and new challenges; from independence and money to FOMO and technology.
Donna combines the techniques of Eastern philosophies (yoga and Buddism) with the evidence of modern neuroscience, which proves that regular mindfulness practice can have a lasting effect on health. Using her experience as a therapist, Donna offers a buffet of tools and techniques that will satisfy any reader, regardless of motivational and learning style.
I highly recommend this for any emerging adult, mentor, or loved one.
I have incorporated many of these tools into my own life and also shared them with my peers and colleagues. They have proven to build contentment and wholesomeness while regaining control over anxiety and depression.
– Derrick Rice, Emerging Adult, Software Engineer, Mentor