Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
October 21, 2008

Affirmation of the Week
Itís not how hard you hit.
Itís how hard you get hit
and keep moving forward.

( From the movie Rocky)

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.

Oct 21, 2008 Show - Jeffrey Zaslow, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal attended Professor Randy Pauschís ďThe Last LectureĒ and then immortalized it for us to read (a national bestseller), absorb and take heart about whatís important in life. While Randy Pausch has since passed away, Jeff is here to eloquently speak about adding some life to your years.

Oct 14, 2008 Show - Dr. John Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the author of eight books, the latest one is SPARK. Discover the fountain of youth for your brain - exercise. So when you run, run for your life.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • High-dose vitamin B supplements did not slow the rate of cognitive decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimerís disease.
  • Adding steroids to traditional antibiotic therapy might help people with pneumonia recover more quickly than with antibiotics alone.
  • Religious teens' faith makes them half as likely to use marijuana. Religiosity also buffers peer pressure for cigarette smoking and heavy drinking.
  • Individuals with Parkinsonís disease appear more likely to be vitamin D deficient than healthy adults of the same age or patients with Alzheimerís disease.
  • Vitamin K does not protect against age-related decreasing bone density, but may protect against fractures and cancers in postmenopausal women.
  • TV and radio use will likely increase during a prolonged recession, predicts University of Maryland media economist.
  • A new UCLA study shows that web-savvy baby boomers and seniors use more brainpower while searching the Internet than during simple reading.

Article of the Week
How to Raise Your Spirit in a Falling Market

We are swimming in the vortex of a fear-driven market, feeling as though we are sucked under the water with no air to breathe caught in a riptide. Do you know what to do if you are caught in a riptide? Above all do not fight the current because you will surely drown. Just keep calm and swim off to the side because only a few short feet away are safety, light, air and calmer waters. Stressful times require us to draw from a synergy of de-stressing techniques, so that you can move away from internally-driven stressors like shame, a lack of empowerment, loss and grief.

In my book Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life I explain that when lifeís stressors spiral out of your control, you need to get back to basics, the ABC of things to help you figure out what went wrong and why. Somewhere along the way life became complicated with credit card bills, car payments, pricey homes which compete with the neighbors, fashion which needs to be replaced each season even when it is in excellent condition, eating out more often and of course, buying expensive gifts to show love Ė birthdays, Christmas and oh those lavish office parties! Now is the time to simplify life and invest in your own self-worth. Donít rush off and take desperate actions in a frenzy of anxiety and fear; rather take the time to rest, breathe and reflect. There is great productivity during rest when you collect your energy and think about creative solutions which you canít see when you are negative. You do have options! Just remember: Stability before mobility!

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

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My newly released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

  • 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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