Addicted to Stress

And what woman hasn’t felt stressed at one point or another in life? With all the different roles we play: wife, mother, daughter, friend, employee, sister, etc. it’s no wonder we sometimes find ourselves a little worse for the wear.

Addicted to Stress: A Woman’s 7-Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life by Debbie Mandel is the perfect solution to helping women take a step back and re-examine life. It’s a step-by-step guide which teaches “self-empowerment, excercise and self-care, healthy narcissism, renewing sensuality, and the role of humor in woman’s relationships.

For me, the hardest part was taking a hard look at my life and identifying that I needed help. I’m known for always taking on too much responsibility and usually run myself ragged trying to keep up with all the deadlines. And who suffers for it? My family. Well, no more.

My favorite chapter is “Cultivate Your Sense of Fun and Humor”. My main problem is taking things to seriously. This chapter talks about experiencing situations from your inner child and seeing the humor in things you may not have otherwise thought funny. If I can just learn to relax and take things more lightly, I know it would make a big difference on my daily stress level.

This book has come at a great time in my life since we’re currently dealing with a stressful family situation. I have really enjoyed the no-nonsense and practical advice given by Mandel and I know it could be a valuable resource tool for you, too.

Win it!

I have a copy of Addicted to Stress: A Woman’s 7-Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life by Debbie Mandel to give away to one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Stop by Debbie Mandel’s site before midnight, Jan 7th and check out this book’s chapters.
  • Then come back and mention which one you find most interesting. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified on Jan 8th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to my feed.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Debbie Mandel’s site.
  • Place my button in your sidebar.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

Thank you to Mom Fuse for this great review opportunity!

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61 Responses to “Addicted to Stress”

  1. Jo said:

    Step 2 reclaim your identity looks most interesting to me

  2. Jo said:

    I subscribe

  3. Susan S. said:

    Reframing your thoughts looks like a good chapter for me. I tend to get caught in a stress cycle, and reframing might help break this… Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  4. Mama Zen said:

    Be Aware of Your Own Stress Addiction! I need this book!

  5. Kathy Scott said:

    Build a Healthy Body

  6. Karen said:

    Reclaim Your Identity is the most interesting to me. Though they all look interesting!

  7. Jamie said:

    This sounds like just what I need to get my New Year off on the right foot. I’m most interested in the “Reclaiming Your Life” chapter.

  8. Karen said:


  9. Jamie said:

    I subscribe.

  10. Thao said:

    i would like to read about “Cultivate Your Sense of Fun And Humor”
    My husband says I am addicted to stress so i am aware of this but I need more fun.

  11. Shannon said:

    Build a healthy body.

  12. Donna said:

    Step 6: Reframe Your Thoughts sounds like not the one I would like - but the one i NEED. After reading the bit from Chapter 1 in PDF form, I knew this was a book written for me. If I don’t win, you know that I will buy!

  13. susan varney said:

    reclaim your identity

  14. kathemc said:

    Step 4: Build a Healthy Body — that’s the one I need most!

  15. kathemc said:

    I subscribe via Goodgle Reader

  16. cindy said:

    Every step

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  18. valerie m said:

    learn to become a healthy narcicist!

  19. valerie m said:


  20. valerie m said:


  21. MJ said:

    Reclaiming Your Identity - I’m a Mom, wife, daughter, teacher but really have no idea who I am!!

  22. Maggie M said:

    I would really like to win this book for my daughter-in-law, who is always upset with me about something. I think she overreacts and just takes things too seriously, so my favorite book chapter would be “Cultivate Your Sense of Fun and Humor”. Great giveaway - Happy New Year!

  23. Maggie M said:

    I subscribe to your Feed by email :)

  24. clenna in NH said:

    Build a Healthy Body is the chapter I need.

  25. clenna in NH said:

    I subsrcibe

  26. Ashley said:

    Be Aware of Your Own Stress Addiction sounds extremely helpful!

  27. Ashley said:

    Button is up!

  28. Heather said:

    I like reclaiming my identity best….I am a grand daughter, a daughter, a daughter in law, a sister in law, a mom to 4 and would like to know me again….I never make choices for what I want most…just what makes other people happy.

  29. Ta Sardina said:

    Cultivate Your Sense of Fun And Humor. There has been a lot of nights lately when I wonder were was the fun that day, and how or when did I quit seeing the Humor all around me.

  30. Jenn S. said:

    The last chapter “Reframe Your Thoughts” looks like it would be very helpful.

  31. Erin said:

    reclaim your identity

  32. Denise said:

    The Reclaiming Your Life chapter is what I need!

  33. Sheila said:

    I think Cultivate Your Sense of Fun And Humor would be good for me, sometimes I think I have lost it!

  34. Sheila said:

    I am a subcriber!

  35. Katherine Frazier said:

    The Build a Healthy Body chapter sound interesting.

  36. deepikaur said:

    This would certainly be useful!
    Reclaim Your Identity sounds interesting.

  37. deepikaur said:

    Of course I’m a subscriber. ;)

  38. deepikaur said:

    And I do have your button here

  39. deepikaur said:

    I mentioned your giveaway here

  40. SANDY said:

    build a healthy body or should I say rebuild

  41. SANDY said:


  42. Joanne Schultz said:

    Step 7: Reframe Your Thoughts is the chapter I found most appealing as I am a pessimist!

  43. angie said:

    I definitely NEED this book!

    Become a Healthy Narcissistic (sp?) I think would be the most interesting!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  44. christopher h said:

    cultivate your sense of fun and humor

  45. amandasue said:

    I so need this book it sounds fantastic, my new years resolution is to worry less and this book would help! “reframe your thoughts” sounds most intresting to me! Thanks for entering me.

  46. Zerskat said:

    Build a healthy body.

  47. mrs. peets said:

    im going with “reframe your thoughts”
    thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Misty VanEpps said:

    hmmm. i choose the chapter (learn to become a healthy narcicist) seems so interesting.
    thank you.

  49. Misty VanEpps said:


  50. Misty VanEpps said:

    got your button!

  51. Mrs. Peets said:

    i subscribed via email:

  52. Stephen Saunders said:

    learn to become a healthy narcicist… lol

  53. Colette S said:

    Reframe Your Thoughts. That’s the one I find interesting for now. I do like the others though.

  54. Green Yak said:

    The chapter titled “Build a Healthy Body” caught my eye, since I’ve recently started paying better attention to making myself healthy :-)

  55. Pamela Callahan said:

    I like it right from the beginning - “Be aware of your own stress addiction”

  56. Jill Miller said:

    Build a Healthy Body — this chapter seems like a guide to fulfill my New Year’s resolution!!

  57. Trish said:

    The chapter called Reclaim Your Identity has peaked my interest. Thanks!

  58. Trish said:

    I’m a subscriber to your feed. Thanks!

  59. Nina C said:

    be aware of your own stress addiction would be a great place to start…good thing its the first chapter! :)

  60. Nina C said:

    I blogged about it here

  61. Jamie Z said:

    Don’t Burn Out, revitalize!

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