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Addicted to Stress
In this highly original program for stress reduction, stress management expert and radio personality Debbie Mandel explains that women who are constantly stressed out have forgotten the dreams of the free-spirited girl living inside them before they became somebody's wife, mother, or workplace colleague.
Debbie Mandel offers seven proven steps to help women overcome daily stressors and reclaim a life of joy and spontaneity. Addicted to Stress shows how as the addiction to stress is cured, women find it possible to build up an immunity to outside pressure and become their true core self. Here are the steps that have been proven to work:
Be Aware of Your Own Stress Addiction
Reclaim Your Identity
Learn to Become a Healthy Narcissist
Build a Healthy Body
Cultivate Your Sense of Fun and Humor
JumpStart Your Libido
Reframe Your Thoughts
Addicted to Stress teaches self-empowerment, exercise and self-care, healthy narcissism, renewing sensuality, and the role of humor in?a woman's?relationships. Debbie Mandel explains the powerful, research-based relationship between food and mood, offers indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts, and shows how to jumpstart sexual intimacy.
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Praise for Addicted to Stress
"This book offers remedies for all of us 'stress junkies,' tohelp us enrich our lives for now and the future."
Dr. John Ratey, M.D., associate clinical professor ofpsychiatry, Harvard University
"This book needs to be read by every woman. It's never too lateto be born again."
Bernie Siegel, M.D., author, Love, Magic & Mudpies and365 Prescriptions for Living
"An easy-to-follow, entertaining program for reducing the toxicimpact of stress for today's women, and reclaiming their health andwholeness as they seek to live more happily in these hectictimes."
Jeffrey Brantley, M.D., director, Mindfulness-Based StressReduction Program, Duke University Integrative Medicine
"Everyone can benefit from the practical wisdom in this book,which will relieve stress addiction with no worry of withdrawal. Weare 'hooked' on the encouraging ideas and guidance in Ms. Mandel'sinspiring book."
Dr. Steven Gurgevich and Joy Gurgevich, authors, TheSelf-Hypnosis Diet
"If you long for more love, happiness, peace of mind, andauthenticity; if you want your life to be an expression of theyearnings of your heart; and if you want to feel that you are trulyenjoying your time on earthrather than just struggling to getbythen you must read this superb book! It will remind youabout what is truly important. And it will help you transform yourlife into what you truly want it to be!"
John E. Welshons, author, When Prayers Aren't Answered andAwakening from Grief
"RemarkableDebbie Mandel has integrated the science ofstress and all its implications with practical ways of relievingit. This is a must-read for all those who suffer from theubiquitous vicissitudes of a stressful life."
Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., neurologist and psychiatrist,neurological director, Smell and Taste Treatment and ResearchFoundation