Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
March 27, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
Make sure the effect you’re having
is the effect you want to have.

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Radio shows are now on YouTube. Simply click on the links below.

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

March 20, 2012 Show - Eric Maisel, PhD, author of forty books, featured blogger for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, creativity coach and the author of Rethinking Depression. Are you sad or depressed – choose!

March 13 , 2012 Show - Agapi Stassinopoulos, an inspiring teacher with a master’s in psychology, conducts empowerment seminars worldwide for both men and women, a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post, author of two books about Greek goddesses, a one woman show and a PBS special and most recent, Unbinding the Heart. Reading this book is like having a conversation with Socrates.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that young children with sleep-disordered breathing are prone to developing behavioral difficulties such as hyperactivity and aggressiveness, as well as emotional symptoms and difficulty with peer relationships.
  • Women who have multiple pregnancies may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to research published in Neurology.
  • Adolescents are more sensitive to the effects of a sport-related concussion than adults or children.
  • About half of kids under age 6 in low income families drink twice the recommended serving of juice per day and get too many sugar calories.
  • Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills, including dementia. However, a new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher suggests that hearing loss may also be a risk factor for another huge public health problem: falls
  • Impulsive children with attention problems tend to play more video games, while kids in general who spend lots of time video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention difficulties, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
  • Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.
  • Common sleep medications like ambien and lunesta may be linked to a shorter lifespan, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. Cognitive behavior therapy is more successful than medications to aid in sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
  • People with mild vascular disease that causes damage to the retina in the eye are more likely to have problems with thinking and memory skills because they may also have vascular disease in the brain, according to a study in Neurology.
  • 93% of overweight MDs fail to record patients’ obesity.
  • From UCLA: A team of academic researchers has identified the intracellular mechanisms regulated by vitamin D3 that may help the body clear the brain of amyloid beta, the main component of plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. The early findings show that vitamin D3 may activate key genes and cellular signaling networks to help stimulate the immune system to clear the amyloid-beta protein.
  • In most cases, your profile photo on Facebook tells viewers what they need to know to form an impression of you – no words are necessary, new research suggests.
  • Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.
  • Middle- and high-school students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, a new study from Ohio State Univ. found.

Article of the Week

How to Handle Happiness Deficit Disorder

It’s positively depressing how much has been written about happiness. You know what makes you unhappy and how you need to grapple with losses, “It will get better.” However, if you have ordinary HDD - Happiness Deficit Disorder –here are two practical and profound approaches to happiness. Your life will never be the same again. more

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

womens fitness

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.

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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