In Your Own Hands – Common Misconceptions of Mindfulness


Every 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.

What Mindfulness Really Is
Common misconceptions of mindfulness, and how to overcome them to fully experience the benefits of mindfulness.

Mindfulness-based Social Innovation: Letting Go To Let Creativity In
Mindfulness allows your brain to be fully in the moment. This results in the mind being more engaged and allowing innovation and creativity to flow.

Practicing Mindful Leadership
The U.S. Department of Health attributes 70 percent of work-related physical and mental complaints to stress. And health insurance claims related to stress are estimated to cost organizations more than $300 billion yearly.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Helps Lower Blood Pressure, Study Finds
Blood pressure is effectively lowered by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for patients with borderline high blood pressure or “prehypertension,” according to new research.

The Heart and Science of How to Make Mindfulness Work
Mindfulness has proven to increase learning and empathy while also decreasing signs of depression. 

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