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. 

 Ranting on Websites May Just Make you Angrier
Before you rant on a website, read about this study. Although it may provide short-term relaxation, it may also provide long-term frustration.

Why Mindfulness at Work? Three Simple Ideas for Your Office
Mindfulness helps combat stress, high blood pressure, depression and other health difficulties. Eden Kozlowski offers three easy ways you can be mindful at work.


Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It’s Good for Your Mental and Physical Health
Are you still unsure if you should incorporate mindful meditation into your routine? Amanda Chan gives you 20 reasons why you should. 


10 Unexpected Ways to Meditate Every Day
Meditation has countless health benefits. Sophia Breene takes a look at the various forms of meditation so you can find one that fits your lifestyle!


“Live Because:” Living a fuller life with chronic illness
Michael Bihovsky recently developed a new life philosophy for living with chronic illness and pain. He realized improvement when he began to “live because” instead of “live despite.” 

Study: Altruism benefits givers’ health
Stephen G. Post reviewed several studies that showed people who act sincerely for the benefit of others enjoy happiness, health and even increased longevity. 


Isolation, Loneliness May Raise Death Risk for Elderly
A recent study found that lack of social content could have devastating effects on the elderly.