Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
December 4, 2003

Debbie Mandel, is now the Host of the Stress Management Site on (ranked the 2nd largest women's website in the world) in addition to hosting the Alzheimer's Site.
Please visit to see a wide range of articles and resources on the latest in Stress Management techniques and Alzheimer's prevention, detection and treatment.

Affirmation of the Week
It is during the autumn of our lives
that we realize our vast array of colors.

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
Focus your attention inward. Before you became a spouse and a parent, you were a complete and delightful person in your own entity. However, over the years some of us lose our spirit, or don’t know any more who we have become. We listen to criticism from parents, teachers, friends, spouses and our own children. We wear scarlet letter badges of negativity. So, take back your power. Believe in your core self and act that way. No one can trivialize you, hurt you, or push your button unless you let that person. Conceive, Believe, Achieve.

Article of the Week - "10 Tips to Create Greater Balance at Work"
There is a Zen saying, “Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” Some of us are fortunate to be passionate about our work, totally immersed losing track of time. Most of us settle into a routine and a regular salary. While compromise is a good life strategy, it also makes us more sensitive to daily stressors. Here are 10 tips to help you de-compress in order to be healthier, more productive and fulfilled. More.. Other articles

Food of the Week - Mushrooms
Adding Mushrooms to your diet is a wonderful idea. They are rich in selenium, a powerful antioxidant that is thought to help prevent prostate cancer. In addition, selenium is important for both a properly working immune system and thyroid. Be careful: Selenium helps those interested in reproduction. Also, mushrooms contain copper which works with iron to keep red blood cells healthy. Mushrooms contain the B vitamins—all you need to eat is five medium-sized mushrooms to reap that benefit. Mushrooms are fancy additions to salads. Put them on top of baby spinach leaves and cherry tomatoes. Or shave some parmesan cheese on field greens and top with mushrooms, a little olive oil, black pepper and crusty bread and you are good to go. Mushrooms sautee deliciously with onions and peppers. Sautee an extra amount to store in the fridge, so that you can spoon them into your sandwiches. Mushrooms are low in calories, high in vitamins and minerals and quite delicious. Cooking with them makes you seem like a gourmet. Well, it works for me.

Radio Show Guest of the Week - Carla Timmons
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 December 7, 2003 our guest Carla Timmons, the publisher of Conscious Health Insightful Living Magazine in New Orleans, will predict health trends for 2004.

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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