bigstock-Meditation-Under-Sunset-5953422Every 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. 

Mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults: study
Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell discusses how mindfulness meditation for older adults can reduce loneliness, which is a critical factor for health problems such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.

Mindfulness and Overcoming Chronic Pain – an Interview with Ed Halliwell
Ed Halliwell, author of The Mindful Manifesto and Help Us Cope With the 21st  Century, discusses how mindfulness can be used to treat health issues.

Unpack Your Emotional Baggage to Help Your Body Heal
Having emotional struggles and not voicing your concerns can lead to a long list of physical ailments. 

Mindfulness benefits overall health
Mindfulness practices have progressed to become a legitimate way to ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

How Parents Can Help Bring Mindfulness to Kids’ Mindless Lives of Texting, TV, Facebook and Gaming
With so many distractions among different types of media, it can be very difficult for parents to incorporate a little bit of mindfulness into their kid’s lives. Here are some tips that can help with that endeavor.