Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 19, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
Bees are thieves,
but perform a great service
to the flower.

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.

April 19, 2011 Show - : Tina Tessina, PhD author of eleven books, 30 years of counseling experience, Redbook Love Expert, known as Dr. Romance. She has a lot to say about the everyday realities of life and love.

April 12, 2011 Show - Dr. Tess Mauricio,Internationally regarded cosmetic dermatology authority speaker and physician educator. Learn about the newest and most compelling breakthroughs in skin care.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Adolescent girls participating in high-impact physical activity, specifically basketball, running and gymnastics/cheerleading, appear to be at increased risk for developing stress fractures, according to JAMA.
  • Having a significant other who exhibits controlling behaviors appears to be associated with increased physical and sexual relationship violence (from JAMA).
  • A preliminary study suggests a connection between teen music and depression. It might not be that teen music triggers depression as it could mean that depressed teens turn to music to help them cope. Teens and adults who are more active and more socially engaged with others are less likely to have problems with depression. Listening could be one of those activities that encourages teens to pull back from social interaction and dwell instead on their inner life.
  • Low levels of household income are associated with several lifetime mental disorders and suicide attempts, and a decrease in income is associated with a higher risk for anxiety, substance use, and mood disorders.
  • Areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed
  • Soaring numbers of kids are getting CT scans in emergency rooms, a study found, raising concerns some may be exposed to adult-sized radiation doses and potential risks for cancer down the road.
  • New research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has revealed an increased incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with severe psoriasis.
  • Researchers link Herpes to Alzheimer’s Disease; “cold sores” are connected to cognitive decline.
  • According to the Univ. of Maryland college students around the world report that they are 'addicted' to media, describing in vivid terms their cravings, their anxieties and their depression when they have to abstain from using media - even for one 24 hour period.
  • High school students who feel they do not fit in are less likely to attend college — particularly girls who are gay or obese — according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Article of the Week
Why We Should Resist the Urge to Give Advice

Many of our relationships are fraught with tension: Husband-wife, mother-daughter, mother-in-law- daughter-in-law and friend-friend. A root cause for many relationship issues is acting the role of the royal advisor. We just love to give advice because it gives us status and a satisfying sense of self-justification. We love playing the archetypal role of the rescuer especially when we should be taking our own advice. Besides, when we feel stressed, giving someone else advice serves as a distraction from our own problems. It’s like starring in our own dramatic Reality TV show.

You might argue that a friend or family member asked for your opinion; in other words, you did not give unsolicited advice like other lesser mortal wannabe-advisors; however, you will find that you can improve all your relationships old, new and future, if you simply take my advice: Resist the urge to give advice, solicited or unsolicited. An added benefit is that you won’t feel resentful when people choose not to take your advice!

When someone asks for advice, he or she might really want: 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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