Debbie Mandel, M.A is a stress-management specialist, radio show host, mind/body lecturer, creator of an educational website, and the author of three self-help books: 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.
She conducts inspiring stress-management workshops for people from all walks of life: Couples, medical personnel, cancer survivors, staff development, caregivers, nuns, teachers, young mothers, children and others. She is asked the tough questions which she answers honestly, directly and concretely.
Debbie is a popular radio personality. In addition to guest spots on numerous radio shows nationwide, she hosts her own health/fitness radio show on WGBB radio in N.Y. (which airs Tuesdays from 7:00PM - 7:30PM, streams live on the internet and all shows are archived). Her guests are noteworthy physicians, therapists, nutritionists and authors like, Bernie Siegel, Michelle Wiener-Davis, Dale Atkins, Stacy Debroff, Pat Love, Pamela Peeke and David Zinczenko.
She has been written about or significantly quoted in the NY Post, NY Times, NY Daily News, Newsday, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times, London Times, Miami Herald, Denver Post, Oxygen Magazine, Woman's World, First for Women, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Body and More Magazine, IDEA Fitness, etc. The NY Post, iVillage, Fox5 and NPR interviewed Debbie about her original concept how men and women can "Find Love at Home Depot."
Debbie is frequently quoted on prominent websites such as: WebMD, Beliefnet.com, FoxNews.com, MSN.com, LifetimeTV.com, Yahoo.com, e.diets.com, Weightwatchers.com and Smartmoney.com about stress-management and relationships. Her articles have been republished on over 50 web sites. She was invited by Yahoo.com to present her prediction for "What's Ahead for Romance and Relationships in 2007."
Debbie has a BA from Brooklyn College, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude and an MA from New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was a high school English teacher and a college professor and has since utilized her educational experience to help "you read life to get a sense of who you are."
She took care of two parents with Alzheimer's and is determined to be fully present. She embraces life with a sense of humor and fun which she brings to her own marriage. She has an uncanny ability to objectify stress, re-write the story with a positive spin, and fall in love again and again with life. Despite the tremendous stressors that caregiving places on a marriage, Debbie is able to enjoy a fulfilling marriage where she and her husband, Steve, feel romantic after all these years.
Debbie is the mother of three children and a dog. Her hobbies include gardening and landscaping, exercising, meditation, and belly dancing.