Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
December 25, 2003

Dear Debbie,
The new orange terrorist alert is making me apprehensive. This is one more stressor I don’t need! Now all I see on TV are diagrams of dirty bombs, airports tightening security and our fighter planes airborne guarding what used to be the friendly skies. What can I do to control my uneasiness?(Stressed in New York)
Dear Stressed in NY,

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Affirmation of the Week
If you have to ask what jazz is,
you will never know…

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
The media is sensationalizing the flu: repeating the numbers of the children who died, announcing that there is a shortage of flu vaccine and also letting us know that this year’s flu vaccine does not cover all flu strains. However, sadly but true, people have always died from flu complications and the vaccine cannot cover all the strains and possible virus combinations. Don’t get stressed! Don’t get cabin fever and be afraid of living! Get out there and enjoy – but take a few precautions. Wash your hands thoroughly after touching germs and never rub your eyes, which is tantamount to an inoculation of illness if you have not cleaned your hands. Eat balanced meals; keep on shedding stress and exercise to keep your immune system on high alert. If you feel tired, or have a scratchy throat, honor your body and rest. Then rejoin humanity. By the way Laughter is still the best medicine…

Article of the Week - "Training For Burnout"
We begin our careers with energetic optimism. We look up the ladder of success envisioning ourselves at the top. When the boss says jump, we ask, “How high?” Then our perception changes. The more rungs we climb, the ladder seems to get taller. The distance to the top becomes greater. Even the select few who reach the top, look around and say, “Is that all there is?” What do we look forward to on the job? Trudging to work everyday, we complain about the things we never complained about before. We feel unappreciated, overworked, underpaid and bored. We have a severe case of burnout. Therefore we need to rise from the ashes of our discontent to resurrect our initial enthusiasm. More.. Other articles

Food of the Week - Cinnamon
Cinnamon is being hailed as a wonder spice: cinnamon can improve glucose metabolism and the overall condition of individuals with diabetes -- improving cholesterol metabolism, removing artery-damaging free radicals from the blood, and improving function of small blood vessels. You can use cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon and sprinkle liberally to reap the benefits. Check out turmeric while you are in the spice aisle; turmeric fights cancer and eases the pain and swelling of arthritis and postoperative pain and swelling. Use occasionally to replace salt and pepper in your cooking.

Radio Show Guest of the Week - 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 December 28, 2003 our Guest - 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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