(PRWEB) December 29, 2011
After a long day - or week! - of shopping, cooking, entertaining and cleaning, the last thing many people may want to do is get romantic with their partner. Instead, they find themselves seeking out the comfort of holiday indulgences: cookies, a cup of hot cocoa and maybe a funny holiday movie. Well - Good News! - says Dr. Bonnie: "A lot of the things we love around holiday time are actually aphrodisiacs."
Everyone's favorite indulgence, chocolate, releases chemicals in the brain that stimulate sensual points when you eat it, so it’s kind of like falling in love. Its rumored aphrodisiac effects have been traced back to the Aztec ruler Montezuma, who is believed to have drunk at least 50 cups of hot chocolate a day (apparently to please a group of 600 women at his service) and Casanova, the famous womanizer whose name has become synonymous with the art of seduction. Add that to your hot cocoa and drink it!
While some people find that wine makes them sleepy spiced wine actually may have the opposite affect. Ginger and many of the spices in this beverage - such as ginger, cinnamon, orange and clove - have positive affects on an over-worked body. Ginger will re-invigorate lost motivation, inner strength and help with those resolutions for next year. This is an oil of decision making. Cinnamon is uplifting and strengthening, the smell in the air helps invigorate people exhausted from a year of 60-hour weeks! (Or 60 hours of shopping!) Citrus - specifically orange - is great for burn out and indifference, and can delight even the token Christmas scrooge. It also reinforces the immune system, helps people to sleep and stops them panicking about all those relatives who are coming over! Cloves are also know for strengthening a stressed out mind and body.
And let's not forget that it truly can be better to give than to receive. The whole process of gift-giving, when done correctly, can relieve stress as the simple thought of making someone else's day or season is invigorating and inspiring, so get a "helper's high"! The powerful feel-good chemical, Dopamine, is released when a person does something thoughtful for a friend, loved one or stranger. Even among all the financial woes this time of year, when people sit down and think about even the little ways they have given - or can give - to a friend or family member it is likely to bring a smile to their face.
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Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil's best-selling book, Adultery the Forgivable Sin is being re-released under a new distributor and making its appearance available in eBook format and print on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Adultery-Forgivable-Bonnie-Eaker-Weil/dp/1587768151/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321019076&sr=8-1). Adultery the Forgivable Sin was also made into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Kate Jackson.
Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, is also author of the 2010 New York Times Reader’s Choice Award-winning book Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying In Love. Dr. Bonnie counsels couples, singles, and step families. She works with those considering breaking up, people who have committed adultery, and couples who want to strengthen their relationships damaged by resentment or unresolved anger, teaching people to “fight” to increase passion, bring back magic and restore the sizzle. Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Dialogue along with communication and connection tools, and counsel’s families and children.
Named the Best Local Therapist by the US Commerce Association and known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of other books like Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (Revised edition Feb 2010, including DVD How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples), Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity.
Dr. Bonnie is presently featured and available now on the Discovery Health/Oprah Winfrey Network documentary titled "Unfaithful" and A&E on addictions. ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.
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