Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
August 24, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Fuel your brilliance
by appreciating that quality
in others.

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.

Aug 24, 2010 Show - Robert Moss, the creator of Active Dreaming, a columnist for Spirituality and Health, a former professor of ancient history and philosophy and the author of the Secret History of Dreaming. Learn the stuff dreams are made of.

Aug 17, 2010 Show: - Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist and meditation teacher, co-founder of Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom and author of Buddha's Brain. Learn how to strengthen, stimulate and even change your brain to improve your life.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • In a world first a team at Toronto Western Hospital has shown using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) on patients with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease is safe and may help improve memory. So far, so good in phase one.
  • The parents of grown children with autism are more likely to divorce than couples with typically developing children according to new data from a large longitudinal study of families of adolescents and adults with autism.
  • From Indiana University findings reported from a new international study of healing prayer suggest that prayer for another person's healing just might help -- especially if the one praying is physically near the person being prayed for.
  • Lack of understanding and apprehension about anesthesia may lead as many as one in four patients to postpone surgery according to the Vital Health Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
  • A study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes have diminished cognitive performance and subtle abnormalities in the brain as detected by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Identification of cognitive impairments as a complication of type 2 diabetes emphasizes the importance of addressing issues of inactivity and obesity, two important risk factors for the development of the disease among the young.
  • Resveratrol, a popular anti-inflammatory and antioxidant plant extract, appears also to suppress inflammation in humans, based on results from the first prospective human trial of the extract conducted by University of Buffalo endocrinologists.
  • An often overlooked source of ultraviolet radiation can be found in many nail salons and some doctors warn that it could be hazardous.
  • Hormone replacement therapy is related to reduced risk of certain colon cancers.
  • The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course and World Health Organization declares the pandemic officially over.
  • Want your student to stay calm and focused as they begin the new school year this fall? Make sure they eat a quality breakfast including protein and quality carbohydrates, says a nutrition expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

Article of the Week
How to Enjoy Being By Yourself

As an only child, I am an “expert” at being alone with myself. At an early age I became an explorer, a wakeful dreamer, a reader, a writer, a philosopher, a gardener and a dancer. Imagine how surprised I was when I told my children to amuse themselves by exploring the flora and fauna of the neighborhood to create their own natural history museum, they whined, “That’s so boring.” Recently, I have been hearing adults complaining that they are bored too – even on vacation. A portfolio manager vowed that in the future she would make sure to schedule activity after activity to maximize her fun while on vacation. “Taking my sister on her fiftieth birthday to a 4-day all-inclusive vacation in Turks and Caicos was boring with with not much to do. I learned that this kind of trip is not for me!” I responded with, “Delighted to switch with you anytime.”

While new studies assert that it is vital to keep busy to feel happier, many of us might be taking busyness to a new level. more

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Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

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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 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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