Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
September 15, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Variety is not only
the spice of life,
it is the main course.

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.

Sept 15, 2009 Show - NY Times Best-selling author Debbie Ford appeared on major media programs globally, acclaimed for her workshop, The Shadow Process, and has created a new DVD, The Shadow Effect: A Journey from Your Darkest Thought to Your Greatest Dream. Learn how to love and integrate the whole

Sept 08, 2009 Show - Mardi Horowitz, MD, Professor of psychiatry at the Univ. of California, Director of the Center on Stress and Personality at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, a recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and author of A Course in Happiness. If happiness doesnít come easily to you, listen to this interview.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • According to Harvardís Womenís Health Watch soy extracts donít improve bone density in older women.
  • Despite the clear evidence that itís unsafe, the use of tanning beds is on the rise.
  • A study led by Stony Brook University Medical Center finds that preschool age children from socioeconomically disadvantaged families are less likely to have consistent bedtime routines than their more advantaged counterparts. The authors say this pattern may contribute to later disparities in sleep quality and possibly health.
  • Rate of minor complications increases in surgeries performed after hours.
  • People with chronic low-back problems who do yoga also do better at overcoming pain and depression than people treated conventionally for back pain according to a three-year West Virginia University study.
  • Many people think twice before adding a dash of salt to their food, but donít realize that the majority of dietary sodium comes from packaged foods and eating out.
  • A moderate aerobic exercise program, without weight loss, can improve insulin sensitivity in both lean and obese sedentary adolescents, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • Weight loss surgery can break a familyís cycle of obesity. Adolescent and young children of obese mothers who underwent weight-loss surgery prior to pregnancy have been found to have a lower prevalence of obesity and significantly improved cardio-metabolic markers when compared to siblings born before the same obese mothers had weight-loss surgery.
  • Low levels of vitamin D are known to nearly double the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.
  • Women may have a slightly higher risk of death than men in the 30 days following an acute coronary syndrome

Article of the Week
Beat the Monday Morning Blues

Talking a good game about living in balance is one thing, but really living in balance is another matter. Our lives are set up to tip over: Working five long days a week to enjoy a one-day weekend (with Sat. or Sun. dedicated to household chores). Since many of us work to earn a living without feeling passion or purpose, are we fated to have a perpetual case of the Monday morning blues which starts on Sunday nights?

Aim for ordinary
The problem is that our society is celebrity-driven and most of us alternate between two states of mind: feeling like an unimportant person and an ordinary person. An ordinary person knows his identity, separating who he is from what he does - content with simplicity and organizing his day to maximize the positive. In contrast an unimportant person is desperately trying to create a name for himself because he feels that he is not good enough Ė and of course, this type of person will never feel accomplished and satisfied, even when he accomplishes. Consequently, how can you be happy on Monday, if you are not happy with yourself on Sunday?

Try these mood boosting strategies: more

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

womens fitness

My recently released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley).

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

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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