Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 23, 2010

My book is NOW available in Paperback
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

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My book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), has just been published in Paperback and is available at bookstores everywhere.
Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you don’t have to constantly open the door. It’s time to build immunity to external pressures and cultivate an inner peace which does not depend on outside influences. Shed that endless to-do list. Leave the straight lines of your personality to enjoy the surprising detours life has waiting for you.

Affirmation of the Week
Instead of taking the time
to smell the flowers,
take the time
to be the flowers.

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.

March 23, 2010 Show - Elaine Aron, PhD is a leading scientist who studies the psychology of love and close relationships and the author of The Undervalued Self. You will glean some strategies of how to balance love with power.

March 16, 2010 Show - Charlie and Linda Bloom lecture and teach around the world and are co-authors of Secrets of Great Marriages. Is it time to infuse your marriage with some fresh inspiration?

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A full house isn't always a good thing, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System that links high hospital occupancy to higher death rates for patients.
  • A new study suggests a trend toward developing hyperactivity among typically developing elementary-school-aged siblings of autistic preschoolers and supports the notion that mothers of young, autistic children experience more depression and stress than mothers with typically developing children.
  • In a study found in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California, San Diego and Harvard provide the first laboratory evidence that cooperative behavior is contagious and that it spreads from person to person to person. When people benefit from kindness they “pay it forward” by helping others who were not originally involved, and this creates a cascade of cooperation that influences dozens more in a social network.
  • A troublingly high number of U.S. patients who are given angiograms to check for heart disease turn out not to have a significant problem, according to the latest study to suggest Americans get an excess of medical tests.
  • A popular group of drugs prescribed to slow bone loss may be putting some patients at an increased risk of hip fractures if taken for more than five years. Two new studies show the bones of some post-menopausal women who take bisphosphonates (Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax) to ward off osteoporosis can stop rejuvenating and become brittle after long-term use. Researchers urge limiting the length of time people take the drugs.
  • Children can have strokes, and the strokes can recur, usually within a month, according to pediatric researchers. Unfortunately, the strokes often go unrecognized the first time, and the child does not receive treatment before the recurrence.
  • Study finds that taxing unhealthy foods leads to more reduced purchase of calories than subsidizing healthy foods.
  • Teen pot and alcohol use is on the rise for the first time in a decade, a disturbing trend that could lead to long-term health risks.
  • Not getting enough sleep does more damage than just leaving you with puffy eyes. It can cause fat to accumulate around your organs – more dangerous, researchers say, than those pesky love handles and jiggly thighs.
  • Consumers found that satisfaction with “experiential purchases” – from massages to family vacations – starts high and increases over time. In contrast, spending money on material things feels good at first, but actually makes people less happy in the end, says Cornell University.
  • The higher a patient’s body mass, the less respect doctors express for this patient.
  • A lack of sex affects the heart for both men and women. If your libido is low, it can be a sign of cardiovascular disease.

Article of the Week
8 Powerful Ways Nature Can Make You Healthier

Spring has arrived and many people are thinking allergy season. However, nature can actually make you healthier with fewer doctor’s visits. Human nature is enmeshed with nature. Learn to get along with nature’s rhythms to reset your own biorhythms from technology overload – pay attention to the benefits that are free and available. When you are in balance, allergy symptoms diminish or even disappear. You will feel at least ten years younger, maybe even look it!

Here is what nature can do for you: more

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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