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Addicted to Stress

A Woman's 7-Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

by Debbie Mandel

Product Details:
  • Pub. Date: September 2008
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 241
  • ISBN-13: 9780470435229
  • ISBN: 0470435224

  • Paperback



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.

Editorial Review

From The Publisher

Praise for Addicted to Stress

"This book offers remedies for all of us 'stress junkies,' to help us enrich our lives for now and the future."

—Dr. John Ratey, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard University

"This book needs to be read by every woman. It's never too late to be born again."

—Bernie Siegel, M.D., author, Love, Magic & Mudpies and 365 Prescriptions for Living

"An easy-to-follow, entertaining program for reducing the toxic impact of stress for today's women, and reclaiming their health and wholeness as they seek to live more happily in these hectic times."

—Jeffrey Brantley, M.D., director, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 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. We are 'hooked' on the encouraging ideas and guidance in Ms. Mandel's inspiring book."

—Dr. Steven Gurgevich and Joy Gurgevich, authors, The Self-Hypnosis Diet

"If you long for more love, happiness, peace of mind, and authenticity; if you want your life to be an expression of the yearnings of your heart; and if you want to feel that you are truly enjoying your time on earth—rather than just struggling to get by—then you must read this superb book! It will remind you about what is truly important. And it will help you transform your life into what you truly want it to be!"

—John E. Welshons, author, When Prayers Aren't Answered and Awakening from Grief

"Remarkable—Debbie Mandel has integrated the science of stress and all its implications with practical ways of relieving it. This is a must-read for all those who suffer from the ubiquitous vicissitudes of a stressful life."

—Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., neurologist and psychiatrist, neurological director, Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation

Meet the Writer


Name: Debbie Mandel

Official Website: 



Debbie Mandel is the radio talk show host of a popular weekly health and fitness radio show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island, New York, which is broadcast live and on the Internet. She is the publisher of the highly regarded wellness Web site and conducts stress-management and relationship workshops for couples, women's groups, and others.


Table of Contents


Step 1: Be Aware of Your Own Stress Addiction.

Step 2: Reclaim Your Identity.

Step 3: Learn to Become a Healthy Narcissist.

Step 4: Build a Healthy Body.

Step 5: Cultivate Your Sense of Fun and Humor.

Step 6: Jump-Start Your Libido.

Step 7: Reframe Your Thoughts.

Epilogue: A New View of You.



About the Author.


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