Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
May 08, 2012

Affirmation of the Week
If you donít run your own life,
someone else will.

Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

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

May 08, 2012 Show - Mark Liponis, MD is the corporate medical director at Canyon Ranch Health Resorts and a practicing physician for over 20 years in preventive and integrative medicine and the author of Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution. If you feel frustrated by weight loss, learn about the right diet for the right person.

May 01, 2012 Show - Leo Bormans, teacher and journalist, works for the Ministry of Education in Belgium as editor-in-chief of Klasse and is the editor of the World Book of Happiness. Letís hear what happiness means to people around the world.

April 24 2012 Show - Jonathan Gottschall, teaches English at Washington and Jefferson College, the author/editor of 5 books, his work featured in the NY Times Magazine, Nature and Scientific American and is the author of The Story Telling Animal. What story are you living?

April 17 2012 Show - Stan Goldberg, PhD, a hospice volunteer and caregiver, therapist, clinical researcher, professor and author of Leaning into Sharp Points. Do you know what to expect when dealing with challenging life experiences?

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Men are twice as likely as women to experience complications after brain or spinal surgery reports a study in Neurosurgery.
  • Stress about caring for a wife with breast cancer can harm a manís health according to Ohio State Univ. Caring for a wife with breast cancer can have a measurable negative effect on menís health, even years after the cancer diagnosis and completion of treatment.
  • From the Univ. of Michigan health care system: Unintentional poisonings from medicines cause more emergency room visits for young children each year than do car accidents. But nearly 1 of every 4 grandparents says that they store prescription medicines in easy-access ways, according to a new poll.
  • A snub on Facebook feels just as painful as one in real life suggests new research from Misericordia University and Penn State.
  • Stress is harder on womenís hearts. New findings could help explain why women are more likely than men to have coronary symptoms after emotional upsets.
  • A serving a day might keep the doctor away. Dark chocolate may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by improving glucose levels and lipid profiles.
  • Mexican researchers find avocado fruit bolsters cellsí power centers against harmful free radicals.
  • Robot-assisted surgery is now both more common and far more successful than radical ďopenĒ surgery to treat prostate cancer in the United States according to a new Henry Ford Hospital study published in the medical journal European Urology.
  • Older drivers rated at high crash risk on a computerized vision test are more likely to have driving problems related to distractions in the car reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science.
  • Negative thinking is a red flag for clinical depression. Stopping such thoughts early on can save millions of people from mental illness according to a research study from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Narcissism, a trait considered obnoxious in most circumstances, actually pays off big-time in the short-term context of a job interview according to a new study from the University of Nebraska.
  • Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day from researchers at the Institute of Food Technologists.
  • Greater lifetime exposure to the stress of traumatic events was linked to higher levels of inflammation in a study of almost 1,000 patients with cardiovascular disease led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California.

Article of the Week

The Secret to a Successful Job Search

Many quality people have been laid off during this tough economy. Moreover, quality students are graduating from colleges and earning advanced degrees with no job on the horizon. Yet some ordinary people are finding jobs, but how? They keep themselves positive and energized throughout the job search like an ancient hero on a quest who keeps his eyes on the prize.

The secret to a successful job search is optimism. Initially, this is easy. Filled with hope, you send out resumes, make calls, go on interviews, but if you havenít landed a job yet, self-doubt and negativity set in. Stress will sabotage your job search, subtly and subconsciously seeping through your tone and body language during your interview. To go the distance according to a study from Georgia Tech a person ďhas to have the ability to stay energized and keep negative emotions under control over time.Ē Ruth Kanfer, a psychology professor at Georgia Tech and one of the studyís co-authors, emphasizes the important role of self-management during the job search process.

Self-management makes great sense because if you can manage yourself, cope with stress, during this difficult journey, you will be able to manage your work load and colleagues. And this journey is difficult because as this study emphasizes, you basically donít get feedback. You either get a job or you donít. How can you tell if you are improving and getting closer to your goal?

4 strategies to keep job motivation high: 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 donít have to constantly open the door. Itís 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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