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Thursday, December 30, 2010

EMPOWER Yourself Scoops MSM a Gazillion & 9 Times!

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23 Tevet 5771


I have a running joke on Facebook about how many times the information found in
"scooped" Mainstream Media (MSM) since its publication. I've estimated a "Gazillion" or so incidents of headlines echoing the content of my previously published work.


Today I noted that online article
Antioxidants Lower Risk of Stroke presents the Gazillion 9th time, so to speak, that my E-book, blog and coaching suggestions beat Mainstream Media to the deadline.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Passing of a Friend...


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I've had a hectic week and it's only Tuesday. If you can access Facebook, please see the posts about the passing of my friend archaeologist and leader of the worldwide Noahide movement, Vendyl Jones - may his memory be for a blessing:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/#!/profile.php?id=100000513751980

And be sure to see
http://blogcritics.org/politics/article/vendyl-jones-discoverer-of-perfumes-used/
plus a live interview with Vendyl http://wejew.com/media/user_ref/5060.jCGmHjFO/2435/Vendyl_Jones_Digging_The_Future/






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Sunday, December 26, 2010

When Your Pregnancy Does not Complete... or Even Begin...

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19 Tevet 5771


There's little in life to equal the pain of losing a pregnancy. Bereaved women are more pained when the people around them fail to understand the depth of that loss. It is a loss of hope, of happiness, of joy, even of femininity for some women.

A friend of mine, grief counselor Miriam Maslin, tells the world these wise words:


Grief is not an illness;
it is the healthy response to loss.
Under normal circumstances,
religious tradition provides us
with a structure
within which to do
our healing work.

Not so with miscarriages, stillbirths,
the agony of infertility, and
difficult birth outcomes.

Here there are no therapeutic mourning periods.

Sometimes our friends and family are
at a loss themselves and they can't
be there for us.

There is often a huge chasm between
husband and wife because men and women
tend to mourn differently.

Losing a baby can be a very lonely journey.
Sometimes, we need a safe place
to process our loss.

Sometimes we need someone with whom
we can just be.

Miriam Maslin, Pregnancy Loss Grief Counselor
Pregnancy loss support and counseling
Polarity therapy and Spiritual care
Workshops and Seminars

Israel phone: 02-566-2379
US phone number in Israel: 718-838-3244
http://www.miriammaslin.com/
miriam@miriammaslin.com


If you need someone to talk with about your grief, look for the list of therapeutic outlets in the Global Resources section of





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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Naughty or Nice? These Doctors Need Shrinks!

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16 Tevet 5771





I just read this medical update and paused to reflect on the issue:

Lab Notes:
Impulse May Be Hard-Wired
A murine model may hold the key to
unlocking the relationship between
stress and PTSD,
while that checkout "impulse buy"
may be explained by genes
rather than marketing,
according to reports in this week's
Lab Notes:
Impulse Shopper?
We've Got a Gene... full story

Some clarification about impulsive and other human behaviors could have accompanied the article. Impulsive, as other behaviors, can be controlled by willpower. Clergy and mental health professionals have taught that reality for millenia. Parents are supposed to teach it to their children. Think of the concepts called "Deferred Gratification," "moral choices," and "self restraint."

They are realistic behaviors.

I can just imagine Hollywoodites
and wannabes, though,
trying to avoid personal responsibility
for their choices and actions with
this poorly presented medical
"information."

Good gosh, we need not keep our minds focused on personal failure. You can choose to be nice, not naughty.

Need a moral boost? You'll find several - plus some good jokes and stories - in






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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wheelchair Etiquette 101




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15 Tevet 5771


Sorry for late-in-the-day blogposts that seem to be few and far between. GOOGLE and/or my PC seem to be having some problems, making my efforts to update this blog tedious and time-consuming. My PC technician and I are seeking solutions to the problem. Meanwhile, here's the skinny on Wheelchair Etiquette 101:

People who use wheelchairs don't do that for your convenience. Think of it this way: the wheelchair is similar to an arm, leg or any other necessary body part for the person sitting in one.

Please know that a wheelchair is literally the extension of a person's body. It's not a toy nor your handy-dandy catch-all. You don't smear fingerprints on someone's glasses, do you? Try out their hearing aids? Of course not. That's crossing personal boundaries. When you fail to heed the personal boundaires that wheelchairs represent, you're sort of like that bull up above, making people uncomfortable.


Please visit the


to get perspective from a wheelchair user. You'll know how to be better behaved from now on. Pretty empowering, huh?




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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quick Comfort Tip to Lighten Your Mood

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14 Tevet 5771



I've done a lot of coaching this past week. So many ill people and their loved ones need immediate comforting.

Holidays are hard for many reasons. Less sunlight can = SAD syndrome, making hard times harder. Budget-busting expenses don't lighten the mood.

Here's a Quick Comfort Tip that just might ease your mood:

Pour fresh olive oil in a bowl.

Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.



Soak that up with some whole grain sliced bread and dine slowly.

Pita works!




It's surprisingly delicious

Fill up the rest of your appetite & tummy with fruits, sliced veggies and pure water.

Rest, reflect, recharge your mind and body as the meal digests.

You'll be well nourished without the fuss of cooking & no sinkful of dishes to wash. Ahhh...






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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Snore No More!

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12 Tevet 5771




Sleeping is supposed to restore your strength and clarity of thought. But snoring messes them up A LOT.

Here's a quick article link to
Stop Snoring Now and another to an article I like to call Improve Your Memory with Better Sleep.

It's supposed to be common knowledge that a few behaviors promote better, deeper sleep:


Regular Sleep Habits that include
relaxing rituals before sleep time
and same bed-time each night.

Discussing Your Troubles and
possible solutions to them
with someone you trust
before bedtime (keeping
bedtime journals can be
helpful, too)

Letting Go of Stressful Thoughts
Before Bedtime (this includes
apologizing to people you care
about before going to sleep,
praying for insight and guidance
to deal with the issues in your life).

There are alternative healing products that promote sleep, but I hestitate to mention them. You'll be far better off with genuinely natural sleep preceded by good sleep-promoting habits.

Hoping you'll enjoy snoreless, deeper Zzzzzzz...




Holiday/travel season is a major stressor. So are terrorism fears. Take sensible precautions, pray often and reduce your to-do list. Lower your stress levels as best you can, focusing on the sweetness in your life.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

The LANCET Reads this Blog!

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10 Tevet 5771


Readers, my jaw is still wobbling as the reality sinks in. I've learned that one or more
writers read this blog! I hope they buy EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge, recommended by medical and mental health professionals so they can help patients even more ;^ D

Here's an E-mail message I recently received regarding past blogpost
BIG News in Managing Multiple Sclerosis:


On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 5:26 PM,
Conrad, Jill (ELS-REM) j.conrad@lancet.com
wrote:

Hi,I thought your blog was great.
You mention multiple sclerosis
and we would like to provide you
with a link so that your visitors can
learn more about this disease.
Implementing the following link
would be a helpful addition for visitors:
Multiple Sclerosis Journals from
The Lancet

Your visitors will be able to listen to
free podcasts for author interviews
and expert discussions
covering international issues
relevant to neurology.

Here, individuals can learn more through
our direct links to free resources such as
reviews, opinions, and news throughout
the Lancet online community...

Thanks!--Jill

Jill Conrad
Site Information Analyst




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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Patient Safety from a Doctor's Point of View.

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7 Tevet 5771


Doctors have hearts, though you may wonder about some of them. Check out this blogpost by compassionate Dr. Kevin Pho. And be sure to click on the highlighted word "Incidentaloma" as you read his essay:

The medical malpractice system
does little to promote patient safety.
Because of its adversarial nature,
openness is not condoned, and physicians
often practice under a veil of fear.
Recently, a surgeon was commended
for so openly discussing his...
full story at


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Monday, December 13, 2010

How Would YOU Solve an Identity Problem for Patients Who Can't Speak?

B'SD

6 Tevet 5771


A very sad issue has affected many people in Philadelphia:
After Months of Searching, Family Finds Woman in Philly Hospital.

The lack of personal effects that identify a person too ill to speak for themselves is a problem that can be avoided. Medical ID bracelets and necklaces are reasonable solutions. They can be worn 24/7, even in the bath or shower.

I wonder, though, if you have other good ideas for preventing the impossibility of identifying someone in a similar medical crisis.

Embedded computer chips, something along the lines of what pet dogs receive in their ears do not appeal to many people afraid of them for some reason or another. Tattoos are not a solution for people who avoid them for health, esthetic or religious reasons.

What solutions can you think of? Let me know and please share your name when you post comments below.



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Friday, December 10, 2010

How to Age with Dignity

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3 Tevet 5771


A Facebook friend's message this morning shook me to the core: "heading towards the big 37 and counting as many wrinkles. does vanity increase with age?!!"

My Giveret Golani Self-Help Coaching services and the EMPOWER Yourself E-book teach the increasing value of your worth over time. You learn from experiences, you are able to be more compassionate because of your insights, you become more capable at dealing with stress due to past practice and your ever-increasing ability to sort trivia from serious issues.

Look yourself in a mirror.


The lines around your eyes, mouth and on your forehead are marks of pride. They are the story of your efforts, sacrifices, kindnesses, of smiling through hard times and maintaining or recovering your dignity during hardship. Facial lines reflect your "Transcendence Over My Limitations" better self.




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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Here's How to Help Autistic Kids to Understand Emotions!

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1 Tevet 5771

BIG happy news this holiday season (it's about time, huh?)!



Two Oregon teens created a computer program to help Autistic Kids to identify emotions in spoken language. Read the scoop at
Teens Win $100,000 For Creating Software To Help Kids With Autism .


Enjoy your holiday meals more, now that everyone in the family can better appreciate the interaction :^ D

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To your happier holidays,



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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How to Boost Your Sense of Humor During the Holidays - Even if You're Ill

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30 Kislev 5771

It's almost the last day of Chanuka/Hanuka and gosh, moods are mixed are around the world. Holidays are hard times for feeling cheerful. Families and friends bicker and hurt feelings almost everywhere you look and listen. Political news scares the *&^% out of you. As for money? Who has any to lose?

Illness brings fear, self-condemnation and much sadness into affected lives. That's why so many medical and mental health professionals either asked me to write It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge or endorsed it.


Packed with humor, healing messages and GREAT coping tips, this E-book can help you to get your grin back even if you need to make serious adjustments in how you live life.

Need proof? Here are some comments from beloved American author Mark Twain, found among the other takes on life throughout the book:

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great." – Mark Twain

"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window but coaxed downstairs one step at a time." – Mark Twain

There's more good stuff in this easy read material. Boost your happiness with tips on intimacy in marriage for people who are ill.

Here's one more peek at my text before you buy it: All of us have challenges to overcome. Georgia O'Keefe said it well:

"Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest."




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Monday, December 6, 2010

Here's How to Help Israel to Recover from the Haifa Fire

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29 Kislev 5771



Americans outside Israel can donate here https://www.afmda.org/afmdapublic/index.aspx?Type=1

Israelis and all nationalities can donate here (click on your country's flag)
http://www.mdais.com/Donations/

See also
http://thenewjew.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/israel-needs-your-help-forest-fire-devastates-haifa/

How BIG is the devastating story?
Myanmar News covered it!
To put this in perspective:
Israel is about the size of Delaware,
smaller than New Jersey.

Imagine losing that much LIFE
& acreage in those places, and you can
realize the devastation
upon Israeli society & forestry.


Here in the Middle East, its hard to grow greenery. Israeli law FORBIDS picking flowers in public spaces. Flower-picking may be done ONLY in private gardens. And, as always, we don't consider life to be optional. Lost lives & bereaved families across the religious spectrum (Druse, Christian, Jewish) are heartaches I can't describe.

Eretz HaKodesh - the Holy Land - is being kissed by HaShem/GOD and blessed with rain today. Some of us have literally danced in the streets over this.

Thanks for helping.




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Make Mall Shopping More Fun

B'SD

29 Kislev 5771


It's a sad fact of life that as the masses glom onto "stuff" to celebrate a season of spirituality, human behavior inevitably breaks down. It must. People are over-focusing on self-satisfaction. sigh...

Here's something to help you to cope with the stress of mall madness:



Focus on your better self, even when you're ill.

Feel better the first time you read a book about how to cope with illness.

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"

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Save Money on Medical Costs with a Book Clergy Recommend! Here's How...




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28 Kislev 5771


Kwanzaa and Christmas are coming and you know what means!


BILL$$$$$$$!!!!

Here's how to reduce your costs, especially with
medical expenses.



offers advice on how to calm down, how to recover your sense of humor and how to

SAVE MONEY on medical costs!


Yes, this E-book can save you mounds of money with information on low-cost and no-cost 1st-quality medical care, medication, medication, medical appliances, medical transportation and a whole lot more!

Give a gift that lights up faces and improves the quality of the lives you love and cherish.

Send copy to the monitor of someone special who's facing illess (including yourself!). No lines, no waiting. Click the link below and zap it to your desired destination.


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One more thought: the holiday season is about Spiritual matters most of all. Guess why clergy of different faiths so enjoy EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge and recommend it widely? They find it INSPIRATIONAL.

You can, too :^ D


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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Light Up Your Life with Chanuka and Feel Better Soon!

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25 Kislev 5771


Here's a convenient break from feeling sick and over-focusing on it to your detriment. May spiritual light illuminate your life. And puh-leez use sensible saftey practices all Chanuka-long (GUARD THE KIDS!). Israel's fire station directors warn that this is a major house-fire season.




I made Potato Pirogen (Gnocci) Soup to celebrate the 1st night of Chanuka: Quinoa (red and white), brown rice, homegrown beet leaves, ground pepper, sea salt, oregano, sweet potato, tomato paste, chopped onions and filtered water, then shared it with friends. YUM! Diners licked the pot clean, so to speak. My organic home gardening and culinary efforts led to a BIG success at the Chanuka feast we shared. Ahh, I like cooking when I'm not doing my usual raw foods diet. Always have enjoyed kitchen creativity...


My dear friend Rabbi Pinchas Winston
is sharing this Chanuka Shabbat video for
your Chanuka illumination.

The Chanuka lights are filled with holiness and happiness. Light Up Your Life with Chanuka and Feel Better Soon! May Heaven help you through your rough patches as pleasantly as possible.



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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stretch Your Dollars and Your Smile

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24 Kislev 5771


Woohoo, Hanuka starts tonight! Watch this Maccabeats video to start smiling about the spiritual light this holiday brings to the world. Oops, the guys made a slight mistake at the end of lighting their chanukia/menorah. We do not blow out any Hanuka candles. We kindle the straight line of candles with one (called a shamash), then set it at a higher level when all is done.



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NEWSFLASH: 2M Lose Jobless Benefits as Holidays Arrive

That's terrible news, especially for ill people.

EMPOWER Yourself teaches you how to get more for your medical money around the world. The Global Resources section clues you in to on how to get 1st-quality medical care and medical necessities for little to no money!


Leave politicians out of your medical picture. Make it and you look and feel better in one reading.





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