Soul To Soul Exercise #570
Posting Date: 12/17/2005
As another year draws to a close, and we prepare to welcome the new year, one thing is guaranteed to help all of us! As Bernie Siegel says in his introduction to Debbie Mandel?s book, Changing Habits, ?There are few things all doctors agree about, but one is the value of exercise. Exercise has so many beneficial effects that every specialty expounds the need for and the value of exercise. It benefits mood, brain, cardiac function and more.?
We?ll find out about the exercise program Debbie Mandel initiated for a group of Dominican nuns, and we?ll talk with Bernie Siegel about exercising our souls. What more inspiration do we need?
Guests: Dr. Bernie Siegel is a well-known proponent of alternative approaches to healing the body, mind and soul. Since retiring from his full and active general and pediatric surgical practice in 1989, Bernie has dedicated himself to humanizing the medical establishment?s approach to patients and empowering patients to play a greater role in the healing process.
He is the author of several books, including his most recent 101 Exercises for the Soul ? A Divine Workout Plan for Body, Mind and Spirit.
Debbie Mandel is a stress-management specialist. She runs an educational website: turnonyourinnerlight.com, and is the author of Changing Habits: The Caregiver?s Total Workout.
Sister Peggy Tully is the Pastoral Associate of Cure of Ars Church in Merrick, New York.