Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
October 29, 2003

Affirmation of the Week
It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters in the end.

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
Poor posture puts unnecessary stress on your body. Improving your posture will contribute to a greater flow of oxygen, good spinal alignment and self-esteem. Feel your two feet planted shoulder distance apart on the earth with straight legs, but flexible knees and an imaginary string pulling your crown to the sky.

Article of the Week - Overcome Procrastination - Now
Procrastination is not creative leisure. If you daydream often and are easily distracted from your work, it can be the result of depression, anxiety, and fear of failure. Learn how to spring into action. Read Article .... Other articles

Food of the Week - Artichokes
Artichokes are a good source of Vitamin C, folic acid, magnesium and fiber and they are just 25 calories. When selecting artichokes, look for heavy ones. Also, select those that have thorns at the end of their petals as they have bigger hearts and are better to eat than the thorn-less varieties (just like people). Store them in the crisper section of the fridge and eat within one week. Use a sharp knife to cut the stem at the base and top off. To prepare boil in three inches of water for 25 to 40 minutes depending on size or steam on a rack over boiling water in a covered pot for the same amount of time. Drain them well, pull the petals back and remove the purple tipped center petals and fuzzy choke with a spoon. You can pull the petals off and dip in a sauce or dressing. Put the base of the petal in your mouth and bite down gently. Then when you get to it, enjoy the artichoke heart. You can also dip the petals and heart into good quality balsamic vinegar. Artichokes are fun to eat! You can stuff the big ones with tuna or pasta (make it whole wheat pasta). You can eat the medium sized ones as they are. And the baby ones are completely edible, so you can sauté or roast them - just pop them in your mouth.

Radio Show Guest of the Week - Maria Cinque
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings at 10:30am on WLIE 540 AM in New York City.On November 2, 2003 Maria Cinque, the Martha Stewart of Long Island gardening, tells us what gardening tasks to perform in the fall and how to keep our spirits up now that summer is over. ..... Available online live or hear past shows.

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 Brooklyn 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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