Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
June 29, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
You canít change
where you came from,
but you can change
where you are going.

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 29, 2010 Show - William Powers has led development aid and conservation initiatives in Latin America, Africa and Washington DC., is the author of two critically acclaimed memoirs, his articles have appeared in the New York Times and Washington Post and is the author of Twelve By Twelve. Can you live small, how about smaller?

June 22, 2010 Show - Linda Gravenson, an editor and freelance writer and co-author Emily W. Upham, a classical pianist and French interpreter for the US State Dept., of their new book,In the Fullness of Time. If youíre 50 and over, or wondering what itís like to be over 50, female voices will tell you.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Eating about a handful of pecans each day may play a role in protecting the nervous system, according to a new animal study.
  • According to the Science Times if Americans ate only the foods advertised on TV, they would consume 25 times the recommended amount of sugar and 20 times the amount of fat, but 50% less dairy, fiber and fruits and vegetables.
  • Surviving cardiac arrest may depend on your neighbors knowing CPR. Maybe you should hold a CPR block party.
  • To help cut down the allergic response to the outdoors Ė those itchy, red eyes, wear sunglasses to create a barrier.
  • Remaining physically fit and sticking to a regular exercise routine could lower your risk of taking a tumble at any age.
  • New research suggests that pre-school students may gain more language and literacy skills if they have teachers with higher levels of confidence in their own abilities.
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke appears to be associated with psychological distress and the risk of future psychiatric hospitalization among healthy adults.
  • If you exercise in the heat, water alone might not be enough. Reach for a sports drink to balance your electrolytes.
  • Smokers may want to consider where their cigarettes are coming from. American-made cigarettes have up to three times the level of cancer-causing nitrosamines as foreign brands according to research.
  • Want to look tan without sun damage? Start eating more cantaloupe, apricots, carrots, peppers and spinach which give the skin a golden glow according to Bristol University.
  • Vitamin D may help reduce the incidence and severity of viral respiratory tract infections including influenza, according to a new study conducted by investigators at Yale University School of Medicine.

Article of the Week
How to Enjoy Being Ordinary

Youtube, Reality TV, American Idol, have brought dissatisfaction into our lives. Now we all wish upon a star to be DISCOVERED. When the snuggie first came out, a woman confessed to moping at her desk for several weeks: ďI could have invented that!Ē The fact is she didnít; time to move on.

Comparing yourself to the most attractive person in the room sabotages your uniqueness. You lose your capacity to be your natural self; instead you put a lot of energy into creating an artificial you. This sets you up for the danger of becoming a copy of someone elseís concept. What you accomplish now will make you feel like an impostor Ė driving you to keep accomplishing for external validation. Wouldnít it be a relief to accomplish just for yourself and do things for your eyes only? more

My book is NOW available in Paperback
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), has just been published in Paperback and is available at bookstores everywhere.
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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