Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
November 30, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Lowly or unexpected sources
might bring you
the happiness you are seeking.

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.

Nov 30, 2010 Show - Henry Emmons, MD is a psychiatrist who integrates mind/body therapies and the author of the Chemistry of Calm. Learn how to be calmly active and actively calm.

Nov 23, 2010 Show - Steve Sisgold is a body-centered therapist whose clients include celebrities and CEO’s and the author of What’s Your Body Telling You? For health and happiness start paying attention to what your body is trying to communicate.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Children with autism are unlikely to outgrow handwriting problems; intervention therapies are recommended by researchers.
  • Rolling back suggestions from previous studies, a Johns Hopkins study of 950 healthy men and women has shown that taking daily doses of a cholesterol-lowering statin medication to protect coronary arteries and ward off heart attack or stroke may not be needed for everyone.
  • Exposure to even dim light at night is enough to cause physical changes in the brains of hamsters that may be associated with depression a new study shows. Exposure to light late at night could have ramifications for humans.
  • Your neighborhood might be killing you. In both rural and urban areas across the U.S., racial minorities and the economically disenfranchised suffer disproportionally from the ill effects of assaults on the environment and often lack access to the power to protect their communities.
  • Using a credit card to pay for groceries makes a person more likely to buy unhealthy food according to a Binghamton University study.
  • Hearing loss can be added to the growing list of health consequences associated with exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke.
  • Ear infections are the No. 1 reason kids get antibiotics, costing the country $2.8 billion a year. Yet a new analysis suggests that most of the 8 million kids who see a doctor for ear infections each year don't need antibiotics.
  • Vending machines in public schools influence the diets of school children and can affect overall dietary intake and health, depending on what foods they contain.
  • New data show that many children with autism spectrum disorders have greater academic abilities than previously thought. In a study by researchers at the University of Washington, 90 percent of high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorders showed a discrepancy between their IQ score and their performance on reading, spelling and math tests.
  • There is growing evidence that exposure to a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes -- which are found in the smoke inhaled from cigarettes, the exhaust of automobiles and even in French fries – can increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Can Curry, Wine and Apple Skins Offer an Antidote?

Article of the Week
Making a Good Impression

Many of us worry about making a good impression at the office party, a family get-together, or a net-working event. We worry about making intelligent conversation, if we will remember names, if we will be able to join in a group conversation already in progress. When worry sets in, here is what happens: one becomes stuck in fear and disconnected from other people. On the other hand, tuning into the person we want to impress by smiling, affirming that person in the mind (really imaging good thoughts) and then focusing on a specific good we see in him or her, sends an instant message that breaks all kinds of alienation. In actuality, we have changed our energy to the positive. People gravitate to positive people, plain and simple.

Smiling, encouraging and complimenting people on their good qualities render you a happy person. Before you know it you will hear other people saying, “Look at how happy_______ is!” They will soon be laughing and everyone will want to talk to you; consequently, you will be having fun because you have connected with others on a meaningful level, fueling your self-confidence.

Here are the foolproof methods for making a good first, second and third impression: more

My book is NOW available in Paperback
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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