thich-nhat-hanhEvery Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Meditation instead of medication – Doctors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison share the result of their study on meditation in Buddhist monks and its affects on neuroplasticity.

Keeping a Positive Outlook When Dealing With Chronic Illness – This Psychology Today article admits that encouragement to “stay positive” during chronic illness can be unhelpful and instead suggests finding a healthy balance.

10 Mindfulness questions are you really paying attention – Very interesting Examiner article – are you paying attention in your everyday life? Great for someone with chronic illness looking to use mindfulness to pain their pain.

Why Mindfulness is a Critical Tool for Living with MS – A great personal testimony about the power of mindfulness in chronic illness.

4 Mobile Apps for Healing And Mindfulness – Need some help focusing? Although it seems like an oxymoron – your phone helping your say mindful – these apps are really interesting!

The neuro-benefits of meditation – What exactly happens to your brain when you meditate? Meditation expert Dr. Rick Hanson tells all.

A Pilgrimage to Bhutan: Making Sense of 2012 – I’m a big fan of Mark Hyman and this is a great article about the healing power of pilgrimages.

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