bigstock-Water-Droplet-11374895Every 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 Goldie’s meditation therapy could help you beat chronic pain: The first in a three part series about the healing power of your own mind
Actress Goldie Hawn has set up a program called MindUp under her Goldie Hawn Foundation that focuses on helping children deal with stress and emotions and reduce their anxiety through the practice of mindfulness.

Depressed? Anxious? Give ‘mindfulness meditation’ a go, say scientists
Medical professors at Johns Hopkins University have discovered that up to 30 minutes of meditation every day can lessen the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Mindfulness Meditation May Reduce Anxiety, Depression
Rachael Rettner shares research on how meditation can decrease stress and anxiety, but may not boost positive feelings.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A mindful way to treat disorders
Deborah Serani, Psy. D., gives a detailed explanation of how ACT works and can be beneficial.

Five keys to preparing for change
About half of all New Year’s resolutions are abandoned within a few weeks. Applying positive psychology can help increase your chances of success. Take a look at these five tips.