Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
April 17, 2006

Book Signing
Barnes & Noble (Carle Place, Long Island)
April 25, 2006 - 7:30 PM
Discussion: Changing Habits: How to be self-ish when taking care of your family.
91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514 (516-741-9850)

Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout

Affirmation of the Week
People are always willing
to follow advice
that agrees with their own wishes.

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.
Guest of the Week - Brigitte Castellano

On Apr 18, 2006 - Our guest expert Brigitte Castellano, the Executive Director of the National Committee of Grandparents for Childrenís Rights and an important voice in Grand Magazine, containing the latest information for active grandparents.

A special offer from Grand Magazine for my newsletter subscribers and WGBB radio show listeners: Go to and click on my photo to receive a FREE 1-year subscription to Grand Magazine Ė offer good until midnight April 19th.

Click to play this interview. Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • The latest news on HRT therapy is more upbeat. In a study involving women who had hysterectomies and on estrogen therapy, there was no increased risk for breast cancer and for some there was a decrease. The medical community now feels that HRT therapy for menopausal women should be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Scientists have now proven what we women always knew. We can smell and sense fear which improves our performance on mental tasks.
  • Patients who have few close friends or family members at the time of a cancer diagnosis are more likely to die from the disease than those with a strong support system.
  • According to the Archives of Neurology high antibody levels of the Epstein-Barr virus, also known as mononucleosis, might be responsible for MS and Lupus 20 years later.
  • From the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: Frequent tanners are physiologically addicted and go through withdrawal when they donít tan.
  • A new treatment for severely depressed patients according to Harvard Mental Health is deep brain stimulation. It is reversible, adjustable and there is no cutting away of brain tissues.

Article of the Week
How to Live a Charmed Life

Ever wonder why some people get away with it, are always listened to and get the benefit of a doubt? Itís not because they are beautiful, brilliant or billionaires. They are simply charming! They have a warm, easy smile, listen attentively to every word you say and make you feel unique and vital in their world. They repeat your name during a conversation and look into your eyes adoringly.

Itís time to learn how to become charming which means to rediscover your family, friends and colleagues with fresh interest. Get involved in their world. This time itís not initially about you; however, if you do this right, it will ultimately be about you. Improve your communication style and take the stress out of it because you donít have to worry about winning the argument, overwhelming the conversation with scintillating wit or being right. Charm is about matching and reflecting the other person. This creates a positive energy flow and people will inevitably accept your point of view.

Charm is an acquired trait. You can become a virtuoso by practicing a few concrete strategies until they are transformed into your own natural verbal and physical responses. Here is how to get what you want without grabbing, shouting or coercing. more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Is There Life After 50 in Strength Training?

I just pushed over the 50 mark. Iím aware of the benefits of cardio training and my diet which lean to the healthy side. Now my question is if I begin a little weight lifting would I be doing any harm at my age? (Stan, Roslyn)Answer

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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