Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
June 21, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
Adversity can activate latent talents
that would have lain dormant
during the good times.

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.

June 21, 2011 Show - David Kessler, a well-known expert and lecturer on death and grief, has counseled actors like Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jonathan Perkins and Michael Landon. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC, PBS and interviewed on Oprah and Friends and is the author of Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms. If you are curious to hear about who and what many have seen before death, this is a show for you.

June 14, 2011 Show - Karen Mccall, founded the Financial Recovery Institute, trains counselors and money coaches to build their own successful practices and is the author of Financial Recovery. Learn how to develop a healthy relationship with money.
June 07, 2011 Show - Bethany and Scott Palmer, known as the Money Couple, financial advisors of the financial planning company Envoy Financial, and authors of First Comes Love Then Comes Money. Open up your hearts and wallets and count, how do I love thee?

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • About 39,000 school-age children were treated for sports-related concussions at hospital emergency departments in 2008.
  • Studies show that minorities who suffer strokes are less knowledgeable than whites about risk factors and are slower to receive care when every minute counts.
  • Women are twice as likely as men to develop major depression according to the Harvard Health Mental Letter.
  • After high school, young people with autism spectrum disorders lose access to services.
  • According to an article in USA Today precision-tinted glasses seem to help prevent migraines in people whose pain is triggered by certain visual patterns, or who have migraines accompanied by visual "aura," such as flashes of light, new research indicates. Participants with a history of migraines also reported less discomfort (by about 70% compared with 40% for the other lenses) when looking at the patterns through tinted glasses.
  • Cutting back on sleep drastically reduces a healthy young man's testosterone levels which unleashes many negative health effects.
  • University of Michigan researchers found that urban school children with behaviors like bullying are more likely to have sleep disordered breathing or daytime sleepiness.
  • Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta completed a 20-year study that involved closely watching the diets of a group of individuals between the ages of 25 and 74. The study named the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey concluded that fruits and vegetables had a demonstratively positive, protective effect against diabetes.
  • Because fruits are always lumped into the ‘carb’ category they get a very unfair rap and are too often eliminated from diets. This is convenient for manufacturers of diet products, but detrimental to our health and well being. A piece of fruit provides lots of nutrition, easy take-along packaging and natural water.
  • Despite growing concern about the effects of media violence on children, violent television shows and movies continue to be produced and marketed to them. An Indiana University research study concludes that violence doesn't add anything to their enjoyment of such programs and their characters.
  • According to a recent study, 39 percent of women say they wear high heels every day, and 75 percent of those women say they experience regular shoe-related foot pain and suffer from bunions, arthritic big toes, calluses, hammer toes, and plantar warts.

Article of the Week
The Italian Police, Lady Gaga and a Funeral

My recent trip to Italy resembled a Woody Alan movie. The overall structure was that of a tragic-comedy with the comic moments alleviating the intolerable. Every day was an unpredictable adventure. Aside from majestic ancient sites and gorgeous landscapes of mountains and sea, there were people who gave me incorrect change -in their favor- and Sicilian drivers who considered traffic rules as mere suggestions. In stark contrast loomed people who restored my faith in humanity. One such person was a policeman, Antonio, who after struggling to give my husband and me difficult driving directions to our hotel in Palermo, gave us a twenty-minute police escort! Offering to give him a “gift,” he gently declined it as he was polizia, but he hugged us extending his arms with a, “come here.” It was worth being lost, confused and fatigued from our long flights to experience this type of special kindness.

Flashback a few days prior while staying in an old world hotel in Rome, I was working out in the fitness room to get rid of my remaining jet lag. I was lifting weights and doing squats behind a woman with headphones running on a treadmill. In the mirrored wall I observed both myself and her at the same time. She resembled Lady Gaga. 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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