Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
November 12, 2003

Affirmation of the Week
To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily.
Not to dare is to lose oneself.

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
If you have trouble falling asleep, establish a regular time to go to sleep (even on weekends and vacations) along with a personal bedtime ritual; maybe it’s a warm bath or cup of herbal tea. Give yourself a massage with a little warm olive oil, especially your head and feet, using a gentle circular motion. Apply a drop of lavender oil in the middle of your forehead to signal your mind to be calm. Think or say to yourself, “I trust in the flow of life; I trust and let go.” The sing song quality is hypnotic. Keep the temperature in your bedroom cool. Remember no work desk in your bedroom. The bedroom is for sex and sleeping. It doesn’t have to be in that order.

Article of the Week
The Antidote to the Self-Help Book Craze: A Real Solution
The undeniable facts: There are more diet books out there than ever before, yet obesity has reached epidemic proportions. The shelves are lined with self-help books, yet stress is at an all time high. Could there be an inverse relationship between public focus on emotional aberrations and our happiness index? Here are some ways to counteract our hyper-education. Read Article Other articles

Food of the Week - Foods That Help You Fall Asleep
Certain foods will help you fall sleep while certain foods will keep you awake at night. Foods that are sleep inducing contain trptophan. Eat them close to bedtime: yogurt, turkey, bananas, figs, dates, tuna and whole grain crackers and warm milk (your mother and grandmother were right). Other foods will keep you up, so avoid them a few hours before bedtime: bacon, ham, cheese, sugar, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes and chocolate and coffee all contain tyramine, a brain stimulant. Now that you know how you can be affected by what you eat, you can go to sleep and stay asleep.

Radio Show Guest of the Week - Author Jacqueline Marcell
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 November 16, 2003 Jacqueline Marcell author of Elder Rage will tell us how not to be driven insane by caregiving.

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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