Save your sanity, time & money!

You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.


You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?

A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.

I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.

I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.

Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Preparing for FUN!

B'SD

15 Tamuz, 5775

I'm preparing to present and to sell some of my craft items at a community picnic, this afternoon and evening. I've spent time on last-minute touches all morning.

Look for the photos I plan to take later on. 

Meanwhile, please leave your comments about various blogposts in the comment section. I'd like to hear from the many people who visit this blog every Israeli morning, and from the rest of you visitingg throughout the day. I can see from statistics that some of you keep coming back several times on the same day (hello France, Greece, Norway, UK, Hungary and USA) on given days.

 



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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Alive Inside - Looking at the People with Alzheimer's Disease

B'SD

14 Tamuz, 575

One of the treasures in my life are my friends. I've cherished lifelong friendships and newer ones that make me a better person for having interacted with specific people. They are blessings to me.

One of those blessings is Miriam Green, a writer, blogger, neighbor and administrator of a highly effective social organization.

Miriam's mother has Alzheimer's Disease.  Loving daughter that she is, Miriam brings us on her journey of spiritual and individual growth by letting us peek into her life and her mom's at the Lost Kitchen blog.

Miriam gave me explicit permission to share her newest facebook update today. I strongly suggest that you click on it to improve your simple decency, sense of compassion and spiritual worth:


If you want to watch a movie about Alzheimer's, make it this one.

I want to tell you about an amazing must-see documentary called, “Alive Inside,” that shows how music can reawaken Alzheimer’s patients at almost every stage ...
THELOSTKICHEN.ORG
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Staying Grounded and Joyous Despite Inner or Outer Pain

B'SD


11 Tamuz, 5775

One of the things I advocate for well-rounded emotions is having a hobby. I enjoy several, and thought to let you have a look at some of my dried flower arrangements



 and candelabra plate 








creations.

Care to guess which hobby I longed to resume though 2005 brain surgery had resulted in my surgically broken jaw (and my need to learn how to speak, all over again)?

There's a reason that I whistle as I walk. I've needed to strengthen my damaged emboucher (the relevant muscles of my face and lips) so that I can resume flute-playing. 

As of this past April, I've been able to get sweet sounds from my flute. 

Now that I've recovered from moving across the country, I hope to hire a music instructor so I can play in a pleasant manner. Stay tuned for developments. I'm still thrilling to the fact that my recent singing performance was well-received despite a long time off the community theater stage.

Please share the fun. Let me know what you do to stay grounded and joyous despite inner or outer pain.





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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Making the Case for Case Managers

B'SD

6/7 Tamuz, 5775

I'm sharing an important FYI with you. I just posted it to one of my facebook pages.


THIS is why patients need case managers, advocates, friends & relatives speaking up for them! ‪#‎malpractice‬ http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/…/when-doctors-dont-talk-to…/…


Poor communication between doctors and patients is discussed relatively frequently. But what about confusion between the teams of doctors who share patients in the hospital?
WELL.BLOGS.NYTIMES.COM|BY ALLISON BOND









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Thursday, June 18, 2015

BIG News for Anyone with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis!

B'SD

I'm thrilled to report that my presentation  - including my singing effort - was well received last night. Audience members shook my hands, embraced or kissed me. Some of them spent time chatting with me about how the lessons I spoke of addressed their needs.

I was NOT expecting that sort of reaction. I'd been suffering stage fright as it was, hours earlier. Ah, well, I'm pleased to know that forging on paid off for everyone.

I have other news to share, 
concerning BIG news for sufferers of 
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Giant Cell Arteritis:

What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery. The results, published in May in BMJ (formerly British...
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Find out what to do in the Global Resources section of the EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge book. It covers the world!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Eyesight, Hindsight and Foresight: Putting Life into Sweet Perspective

B'SD

1 Tamuz, 5775

Today begins a new Jewish month. That means lots of potential for goodness. 

There are related spiritual lessons too long to present here, but here's a summary of a few important points for non-Jewish and Jewish readers of this blog and the EMPOWER Yourself book: Tamuz is an opportunity to heal the way we look at life, to heal our physical and spiritual eyes.

Let's continue that line of thought with a message I shared on facebook yesterday:


If you know me in real life, then you can just about hear me repeating my maxim: "When life goes kerflooey in ways I could not have imagined nor controlled, then I know that GOD has a BIG ace up that heavenly sleeve. I'll get what I need by hanging on with all my might and without 'losing it.' BIG blessings are heading my way. I look forward to finding out what they'll be."
‪#‎MondayMotivation‬: "Failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success." ~Arianna Huffington
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Look back in time.

Putting life into perspective 
can prevent a lot of unnecessary grief.

And that lets you 
envision a better
future.

Let it unfold.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Whew, it's been a Busy Month!

B'SD

29 Sivan, 5775

Whew, it's been a busy month of enjoying concerts and preparing to speak before a focus group tomorrow night. I'll be completing my remarks with a sing-a-long. This comes on the heels of an amusing experience.


I traveled from Jerusalem to Beersheva the other day, sitting with opera singer Isabelle Marie Haas who recently performed in Beersheva. I mentioned that I'd be singing a particular song to a group of people in a few days and that I was nervous about doing a good job. I asked her for some tips.

We laughed together because jitters are the sign of people who are focused on doing a good job. She asked me to sing the song, and joined in. At one point she stopped, listened to me singing alone and said that I have a nice voice. She only corrected me on one note.


My life is almost complete. I have performed with a singer of renown ;^ )

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