Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
January 8, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
By freeing yourself from the past story
you create the present story.

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
When you feel overwhelmed at work, make efficient use of technology. Effective lighting can improve your mood and increase your productivity. If possible work near a window or use full spectrum fluorescent lighting. Lessen the strain on your eye muscles by closing your eyes periodically. Blink frequently to moisten and cleanse your eyes. Sit in a comfortable chair with arm rests. Position your computer monitor so that you don't need to turn your head to view it. Use an ergonomically designed mouse. Schedule the most demanding tasks during your periods of highest energy. Usually it is best to get the most difficult project out of the way first. Take a lunch break to replenish. Leave your desk if only for 15 or 20 minutes - don’t eat at your desk. My book, Turn On Your Inner Light has a chapter Training for Technology which includes stretches designed to reboot your body at work.

Article of the Week - "Get Rid of Stress By Learning How to Say No"
Emotional and physical well being depend on the balance between giving and receiving. Both the Jewish mystical work, the Kabbalah, and the Dali Lama’s Book of Transformations assert the same principle: Each one of us needs to establish a balance between giving and receiving. Easier said than done for women who throughout the ages have been ascribed the role of caretakers and nurturers! The balance scale has always been tipped towards the word, yes. Many women literally become sick and tired before they can say, the word no. When we do not honor our true feelings, or suppress them, we become ill. Our disease usually symbolizes the underlying emotional condition that we are blocking out. That is why chronic fatigue syndrome occurs predominantly among women.
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Food of the Week - Coffee!
In fact, the more, the better…In a recent controversial study coffee intake was shown to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, and that was independent of a person's age, obesity, and other lifestyle factors that typically increase risk. Another benefit is that caffeine stimulates the burning of calories and may speed up metabolism by triggering muscles to burn fat and sugar more efficiently and prompting the breakdown of fat in other tissue as well Also, coffee contains many other ingredients that could have beneficial effects on preventing type 2 diabetes -- such as potassium, niacin, and magnesium, as well as antioxidants. However, if you have high blood pressure or gastro-esophageal reflux- beware. I’m going to hurry up and drink more coffee before the doctors change their minds.

Radio Show Guest of the Week - Paul Sladkus
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings at 10:30am on WLIE 540 AM in New York City. (Available online live, or hear past shows).
On January 11, 2004 our Guest - Paul Sladkus the founder and host of internet radio for life affirming, thought provoking, educational and entertaining non-violent positive good news. Check him out!

Debbie Eisenstadt Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer at Southampton College. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WLIE 540 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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