Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
January 19, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
You are
what you love.

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

Jan 19, 2010 Show - Connie Domino, MPH, RN, a life coach, clinical professor who teaches public health nursing at the University of North Carolina and the author of The Law of Forgiveness. Forgive and reap the benefits.

Jan 12, 2010 Show - Terry Stickels is an internationally-syndicated puzzle writer, creates a weekly puzzle column for a 12-newspaper syndicate, the author of 11 other puzzle books and most recently The Big Brain Puzzle Book for the Alzheimerís Association. Activate your brain and build some reserve power.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Eating pomegranates or drinking pomegranate juice may help prevent and slow the growth of some types of breast cancer.
  • Antidepressants may provide little benefit for patients with mild or moderate depression, but appear to provide substantial benefit for patients with very severe depression according to JAMA.
  • Only about 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, a large new study finds. The others are living with borderline-to-serious sleep deficits that could lead to daytime drowsiness, depression, headaches and poor performance at school.
  • For millions of families reality is setting in. Between the bills that will come due in January, the struggling economy and the stress that comes with it, it can be a very dangerous time for children. Experts say many parents who are overwhelmed often take out their anxieties and frustrations on their kids.
  • Girls around the world are not worse at math than boys, even though boys are more confident in their math abilities, and girls from countries where gender equity is more prevalent are more likely to perform better on mathematics assessment tests, according to a new analysis of international research.
  • Cell phone exposure may be helpful in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, a new study shows. The mice didn't wear headsets, and no one held tiny phones to their ears. Their cages, rather, were arranged around a centrally located antenna generating the cell phone signal. The researchers conclude that the findings could mean electromagnetic field exposure might be an effective, noninvasive, and drug-free way to prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease in humans.
  • A study shows that drinks from soda foundation machines in restaurants and fast food establishments might actually harbor fecal bacteria.
  • According to a new study, prepared foods contain an average of 8% more calories than what their packaging label reports The study, published in the Journal of the American Dietician Association, adds that restaurant meals can contain up to 18% more calories than what the menu claims.
  • The more time you spend watching TV, the greater your risk of dying at an earlier age -- especially from heart disease, researchers found. Even if you exercise, it doesnít make up for being sedentary for long periods of time in front of the TV.
  • Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) process sound and language a fraction of a second slower than children without ASDs, and measuring magnetic signals that mark this delay may become a standardized way to diagnose autism. The pattern of delayed brain response could become the first imaging biomarker for autism.
  • The top U.S. consumer product regulator is warning Asian manufacturers not to substitute other toxic substances for lead in children's items, a message that follows the launch of a government investigation into Chinese-made jewelry that lab tests showed was laden with the heavy metal cadmium.

Article of the Week
Become a Confident, Wise Person at Any Age

You donít have to be old to be wise. Wisdom can happen suddenly at any age and anyone you meet at any moment could make you wise! Some of us acquire wisdom through life experiences and natural maturation Ė we are the processors. Reflecting on past experiences, like pieces in a puzzle, helps us to learn the lessons of the past. And some of us are simply born older with a feel for things, looking at the world with wise, eager eyes. We respond to breakthrough moments.

Signs that you are self-confident:
How do you know that you have reached the age of wisdom? You feel happy and at ease with who you are - natural, open and direct. If you donít feel happy, or you feel anxious, you change what isnít working for you because you are flexible and confident that you will figure it out.

You live in good alignment which releases self-confidence from head to toe. Your posture is good; this opens up a direct communication between the mind and the heart. Sitting or standing up straight with shoulders back and down helps oxygen reach the brain and releases pressure off the back while you open up to others. Regularly, you balance the heart with internal and external compassion to release the hurt, loss and anger that you store inside. Learning to let go of the anger you aim at others and then most importantly, to forgive yourself, you restore your natural heart rhythm feeling calm and content. Ultimately, you balance your two brains, the primal limbic brain and the cognitive brain, letting your feelings make peace with your rationalizations, to see more clearly down the road and get inspired.

How to access the confidence factor more

Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My recently released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley).

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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