Debbie Mandelís
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
December 11, 2003

Dear Debbie,
My husband got custody of our two sons for the major holidays. Since he has the money, they obey him in everything. Iím depressed that I donít have them on the holidays. In fact, Iím sick over it! (Tina) Dear Tina,

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Affirmation of the Week
Manís heart away from nature
becomes hard.

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
Clean out your closets for the holidays and for yourself. Begin the New Year clean, fresh and simple. Collect all the things you no longer use, or need; then donate or sell them. Do the same with your schedule. Prioritize and eliminate what is no longer necessary. Create more physical and emotional space in your life. The two are interrelated. When you clean out your closets, you clean out your mind. It will be easier to focus on what is important.

Article of the Week - "How to Revive a Sleepy Love Life"
One day youíre passionately in love professing eternal pledges of togetherness and then a couple of years later your partner canít do anything right and feels like a ball and chain you need to cut off. Everything your partner does begins to annoy you from banking to the bedroom. You want to go solo, but you still hold on to the memory, the slightest possibility of reviving an ember of love back into the flame of romance: Partings are indeed a mixed bag of sweet sorrow. Motivation is the key to success. While it takes two to tango, it takes only one to trigger change. Hereís how to restore your relationship More.. Other articles

Food of the Week - Cherries
Life is just a bowl of cherries. Control your holiday sweet tooth with dark sweet cherries abundantly available now through January thanks to our South American neighbor, Chile. Cherries are high in fiber, contain vitamin C and potassium. They contain powerful anti-oxidants and are rich in phyto-nutrients which have been shown to be more powerful than vitamins C and E in protecting heart, head and preventing cancer. Good news: A cup of sweet cherries has only 90 calories. When you serve cut-up honey dew, cantaloupe, orange and grapefruit segments, pineapple and kiwi, add cherries to create a visually beautiful and healthy dessert. Everyone will say, ďAhh!Ē when they see your fruit plate. Go ahead take the pits out and serve over low fat ice-creamólive a little!

Radio Show Guest of the Week - Jennifer Humes
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 14, 2003 our guest Jennifer Humes, known as the Clutter Queen, will help us organize for the holidays and the New Year.

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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