file2591236188231Every 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.

Overcoming Negative Thinking Improves the Quality of Time
How you approach anything mentally can have a big impact on its outcome. Sometimes it’s hard to get over that hurdle of negative thoughts. Here’s some advice on how to overcome this to improve the quality of your time.

Do You Have A Happiness Practice? 5 Tips For Cultivating Joy
This is one person’s story of how they were able to turn their life around, and their tips for other people to make the same 180-degree turn in life.

Meditation in Business
Feelings that result from meditation such as less stress can go beyond just people’s personal lives. The value of meditation is very applicable to the business world as well.

Can Mindfulness Change Your Brain Structure?
Mindfulness is known to impede stress and have a calming effect on people who practice it. Britta Holzel, who works at University of Massachusetts General Hospital, and her colleagues sought out to see if it actually changed people’s brain structure. After their 8-week study, they found that participants had higher concentrations of gray matter in their brains, which is associated with intelligence.

9 Ways Mindfulness Helped Me Heal With Chronic Illness
How mindfulness was able to help someone deal with their chronic illness and the feelings of fear and hopelessness that come with it.