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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.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Look at Real Life

B'SD

26 Kislev, 5773

My trip to Netivot and Sderot happened as you were reading this blog yesterday. You know those cities. They appear in news headlines. The media reports on how the evil Israelis there are bombed by peace partners who hate us Jews (calling us "Zionists" or "Settlers" is just code for "Jews"). Just Saying, as my friend and fellow lunch participant Reesa Cohen Stone notes.



I spent time in the company of deeply spiritual women involved in charitable endeavors of many types. One of my friends who lives in this part of the country, Devorah Horev, took some of these pictures.


We are friends who come from all parts of Israel and the wider world. Our histories are diverse (we span the age spectrum, too), our friendships phenomenal.
We exchanged plant cuttings, shared personal news of joy and made jokes with each other. The woman in the purple head scarf sold lovely hand-made jewelry to support a charitable endeavor run by the woman in the brown turban sitting next to her!


As we ladies chatted, friends of mine who run a yeshiva back in my town released a heartwarming video. It's dedicated to the people of the town where these pictures were taken, and to the soldiers who protect them.


It all comes from GOD. You can hear that in the music... 
  



Hanuka/Chanuka is a time of spiritual enlightenment. Ever heard of Matityahu (not the singer, the man he's named for)? Rest your mind and heart from their worries and distractions. Let the holiness of the holiday inside. 

Look at life as it really is, not as someone with a nasty agenda told you to think it is.

Look at these pictures and imagine us sitting or walking about a town with bomb shelters for bus stops, and shopping malls with bomb shelters every few stores. See this one, at the edge of a parking lot? 



Here's how much room it has. 



There was just enough room from my friend Batya Medad to squish inside and take this photo.

The people in these pictures, as do most Israelis, have peaceful natures. But the lies that we are monstrous have deceived so many gullible people. 

Reporters just won't have stories to sell if they report on nice people, hmmm????

Listen to that music. Look at these pictures. Not a trace of hatred or bloodlust anywhere. They're not part of Judaism.

Listen to your heart. Leave the lies in the newsstand and ignore the news sites.

Sorry you ever believed or shared the lies about Israel and her Jews? Sorry about something else you've done? Life's not over. It's a Do-Over! 

 

Once again, my supply of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge books sold out at an event.

Women who'd already read it spoke of how the book soothes them and provides answers to questions nobody else in the medical world answers for you.

Troubled by medical, mental health or disability problems at an otherwise cheerful time of year? Buy an E-book or print edition today for a brighter look at the holiday season and beyond. Click on the words EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism.

4 comments:

Miriam said...

Yocheved, wonderful posting! Thank-you for shleping to Netivot. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you.

Miriam

Batya said...

Yocheved, thanks! It was great seeing you.

rutimizrachi said...

"Listen to your heart. Leave the lies in the newsstand and ignore the news sites." That sums it up!

It was a wonderful day. May we share many more!

Yocheved Golani said...

Thank you for the thumbs up ladies! Our friendships are a phenom.