Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
February 03, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
A kind word
costs very little,
but is worth a lot.

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.

Feb 03, 2009 Show - Noah St. John, CEO of the Success Clinic of America and author of The Secret Code of Success. Activate your full potential.

Jan 27, 2009 Show - Ernest Chu, investment banker, business coach and author of Soul Currency. Learn the formula for abundance how to shift your spirit to improve your finances.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People trying to lower their blood pressure should boost their intake of potassium, which blunts the effect of sodium. Researchers found that the ratio of sodium-to-potassium in subjects' urine was a much stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease than sodium or potassium alone. Foods that are especially rich in potassium include potatoes and sweet potatoes, fat-free milk and yogurt, tuna, lima beans, bananas, tomato sauce and orange juice.
  • Being the life of the party might just be in your genes.
  • Stressful experiences in early childhood can have long-lasting impacts on kids’ health that persist well beyond the resolution of the situation. This kind of stress can affect their learning and behavior, and even compromise their immune system to affect these children’s health.
  • School children who receive more recess behave better and are likely to learn more, according to a large study of third-graders conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • Children who talk on cell phones while crossing streets are at a higher risk for injuries or death in a pedestrian accident, said psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Cutting calories may improve memory in older adults.
  • A new study from the American Medical Journal, Neurology, shows that people who are socially active and not easily stressed may be less likely to develop dementia. And according to a new Swedish study drinking 3-5 cups of coffee daily at midlife helps cut the risk by 65%; however, tea doesn’t.
  • To get the most cancer-reducing benefit eat your broccoli raw.
  • Harvard researchers have found that sending fresh flowers energizes recipients at work and induces more happiness at home than sending a candle.

Article of the Week
Frugal Is the New Sexy

The other day a portfolio manager who happened to be out browsing on her lunch break observed a socialite spending a few thousand dollars at Hermes in Manhattan and requesting an unmarked shopping bag for her purchases. Curious, she approached the store manager who confided that he had on hand many unmarked shopping bags as people felt uncomfortable about flaunting their wealth.

Shabby chic is out and frugal is in. Many people are going closet shopping, their own or their friends' where mixing and matching to create a "look" is the hottest trend in fashion. With the economy plummeting and layoffs multiplying at a geometric progression, Jimmy Choo shoes suddenly seem unattractive and out of place. Human beings are beautifully engineered to adapt and so, our eyes are readjusting to basics and simplicity after all the affluenza. Physically and spiritually we are asking ourselves: how much stuff do we really need? Winter is a great time to clean out the clutter and see things more clearly.

Many of us define ourselves by the externals and of course, this is a set-up for disappointment because media-driven looks are fleeting. more

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

womens fitness

My newly released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

  • 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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