Yellow flowersEvery 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.

How to Build a Happier Brain
Dr. Rick Hanson shares how we can overcome negativity associated with stress and unhappiness.


A Year of Mindfulness
Katherine Kramer shares her interpretation of mindfulness and how it has helped her overcome events in her life.

Ruby Wax: why mindfulness is the secret to a happy new year
Comedienne Ruby Wax shares how applying mindfulness in 2014 can help us overcome stress.

Mindfulness training: an adjunctive role in the management of chronic illness
Integrating mindfulness training with chronic disease management can help alleviate psychological distress and improve quality of life.

How I Learned to Swap Anxiety for Excitement
When people tell themselves to get excited, their chance of performing better increases. A Harvard Business school study shows the correlation between anxiety, fear, stress and performance.