In Your Own Hands: Healthy Tips for Distant Disaster Stress

Woman in yoga lotus meditation at seasideEvery 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. 

Healthy Coping Tips for Distant Disaster Stress
In light of the recent tragedies in Boston and West, TX, take a look at these tips from Martin Rossman on dealing with stress brought on by disastrous events. 

Doctor’s Orders: 20 Minutes of Meditation Twice a Day
Sumathi Reddy talks with Dr. Arditi Nerurkar, who prescribes meditation like it is medicine. She explains that people who meditate daily reduce their risk of chronic illness, heart disease and obesity.

Meditation Can Bring Health Benefits
Research suggests that mindful meditation can aid function in aging brains. Karen Weintraub takes a look at the many health benefits.

Meditation Made Simple: Overcome These 5 Obstacles
Even if you are experienced in meditation, you will encounter obstacles. This article takes a look at the five most common obstacles when meditating and helps you overcome them.

Benefits of Cognitive Pain Relief Methods
Recent experimental studies have shown that cognitive pain relief methods and acceptance can disrupt the link between thoughts and behaviors, helping people tolerate pain.

Meditation and Chronic Pain
Tracy Rydzy explores how meditation can reduce chronic pain as much as medication.

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