Need to know about your alternative and complementary healing possibilities – and conventional medical options? What to do with the kids – or anyone - bored out of their gourds as they recuperate from medical treatment or a trauma?

Here’s soothing reading material that clues you in on: How to pack for hospital stays, How to improve your mood on some of the worst days of your life, What to do when in-laws, outlaws and medical personnel are rude or otherwise harmful to you, Where to turn when you can't afford medical care, medication or other necessities, Easy solutions for preventing appointment scheduling conflicts, and How to deal with disabilities.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Pizza Time!

B'SD


6 Shvat 5772


One of the themes in
is to make the most of opportunities and the tools available to you. Creative thinking is another motif in the book.


Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRYcDOqJDuA&feature=player_embedded to get an adorable look at how a sincere desire to help can not only save lives, but also make you smile whenever you think about the event. Go ahead, nurture that healing Inner Giggle I mention in the book.


Gosh, I want to make a pizza now...




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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Breaking News - or Not?

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5 Shvat 5772


I apologize for not blogging as much as usual lately. I've been busy helping a neighbor facing a very frightening cancer diagnosis, preparing food for a poor family's bar mitzva party, delivering clothes I've collected to needy families, and driving about for several days with some reporters who've arrived from abroad. 


The reporters are in Israel to create a documentary about violence against women (I'm sure you've heard about the rock throwers ordering women off sidewalks and to the backs of public buses, by now). I'm one of several victims of women-bashing predators interviewed in the broadcast. I pray that my words will be presented in the context that I intended them, after edits are made to the film.


Carl Jung taught that "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." Learn how to make that mindset yours, no matter how or what you've suffered, when you read





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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lose Weight, Live Healthier Lives and LOVE the Food!

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1 Shvat 5772




Not keeping those "Lose weight" new year's resolutions are you? I suspect that this is not just about willpower. It's about flavor. A meal is something to savor.


You can lose weight, lower your bad cholesterol levels and love the experience. All it takes are some almonds, barley, cinnamon, fruit, garlic, ginger, grape seed oil, oatmeal, olive oil, pistachios, salad fixings, sea salt, walnuts, whole grains and lots of other delicious foods.


Fill your flavorful dreams with whole foods and pure water, teas, juices and other natural fare. It's the packaged, processed gunk coming off the assembly lines that are ruining your waistline - and possibly lowering your timeline. They're loaded with fat, salt and synthetic chemicals that human bodies don't need. The goo just messes up your metabolism and much more.


Watch your health turn into something better, and more affordable, day by day. Don't believe me? I used to joke that a candy bar in each hand made a balanced meal. Then I turned a deadly diagnosis into a medical recovery miracle by improving my diet.


Read all about it, and how simple life can be in








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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NEW Radio Show to Improve Your Health & Coping Skills!

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29 Tevet 5772


I've been busy behind the scenes, preparing to launch the Refua Radio Show! If all works according to plan (and if I can smack the Murphy's Law Monster on the nose), launch date will happen mid-February 2012.


Listen to the all-new Refua Radio Show with 
Yocheved Golani!


 (In plain English, "refua" means "healing")


Author of highly acclaimed It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge, Yocheved addresses the diverse needs of disabled, ill and recovering readers. Her impressive database of medically-related information and charitable organizations willing to pay some or all of a patient’s bills can solve or prevent many problems.

Certified in counseling skills, by Refuah Institute in 2008, Yocheved Golani is neither a therapist nor a medical professional. She is a dedicated researcher and congenial conversationalist. Listen to what she can tell you about "how to get your grin back" despite what you’re going through. Think the strengthening thoughts that Yocheved uses to sign off on her blog and in her presentations with audiences: "Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism."

You don't have to be Jewish to participate on the Refua Radio Show. We welcome people from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. Yocheved is doing her best to keep you covered with necessary healthcare.
Yocheved says, "Even when we can’t heal physically (GOD is in charge of that), we can heal emotionally and spiritually. No one-upmanship is involved on the Refua Radio Show. I’m not smarter or better than you. I’m simply sharing information I know. You’ll decide to use it or not. Share the laughs, insights, and organization tips from a compassionate point of view. Let’s chat from my Bet Shemesh, Israel broadcast studio soon! "

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"If you think it's expensive to hire 
a professional to do the job, 
wait until you hire an amateur." - Red Adair


Medical Disclaimer
The information and ideas in the Refua Radio Show are not intended to replace personal advice from a licensed physician or mental health professional; they do not constitute a doctor-patient or therapist-client relationship. Information in this broadcast is provided for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, nor a substitute for diagnosing or treating an emotional, mental, or medical condition. You need to consult board certified medical and mental health professionals in all matters relating to your health, and for suspected symptoms of illness requiring diagnosis or medical attention (including simple first aid). For spiritual matters, consult sensibly behaved clergy who demonstrate complete respect for your wellbeing. Your actions, based on information in this show, are at your own responsibility and discretion. Yocheved Golani and Embrace Israel are not liable for any direct or indirect claim, loss or damage resulting from use of idea and information presented on The Refua Radio Show and/or any media materials including web site(s) and blogs linked to/from it.






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Monday, January 23, 2012

An Effective Solution for Lice (Heads up, Parents!)



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28 Tevet 5772

WOW I'm hearing from globe-trotting acquaintances with itchy heads. Apparently it's quite easy to catch lice as you lean against your airline seat! Some people did just that over the holiday season and afterwards. The problem isn't limited to school children.


My advice? Trash old hairbrushes and combs. Ridding them of the lice infestation is hard to do.


Get new ones.



Trim your hair as much as tolerable 
to remove hiding places for sneaky lice.

Here's a homeopathic cure that can work for all ages (no guarantees, just my best suggestion): Gilco-Pharm (an Israeli company) makes a 2-part RID-Lice kit with a shampoo & spray. Use as directed (you'll need a lice comb and some disposable shower caps as the spray remains on hair for 8 hours - sleeptime). Follow that treatment with a daily shampoo using Mellaluca's original shampoo every day for a week.

Remember to isolate infected clothing and bedding. Bag them in plastic and tie a tight knot. Keep these items bagged for two weeks. The lice will die for lack of nourishment from human bodies. Launder, and reuse after the time is up. I highly recommend vacuuming bedding, including pillows, on  a daily basis. If you can, buy a new pillows or cover the infected ones in sealed plastic bags covered with fresh, clean pillow cases. It's possible to sleep on the slightly noisy pillows creaking from plastic bags. Release the pillows from the plastic bags after two weeks, vacuum out the dead lice and reuse.

With Passover approaching and hail hitting many windows across the globe, I'm looking out for the frogs, grasshoppers and wild beasts. You just never know what's going to happen with the weird weather patterns heading around the world. The only cure and preventative for them, as far as I know, is perfectly decent behavior  ;^ D

Good luck getting rid of your itchy scalps, world travelers, school kids and everyone else.


UPDATE: Feb. 9 2012 - Skip the Sklice, a new anti-lice product on the market. Stick with the user-friendlier strategy described above. It's far less likely to cause adverse reactions.



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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Here's How to Tame that Too Much To-Do List

B'SD


24 Tevet 5772


The key to finishing multiple tasks, or even one task, is to start working on them!


Illness, disabilities, and all the tedious tasks of managing with them can leave you feeling sleepy, foul tempered and/or defeated. Insurance regulations and blizzards of associated paperwork are monsters. Appointment schedules can drive you nutz as you try to schedule conflicting dates. Scheduling hard-to-get rides causes BIG headaches. So do other "little" details such as remembering how to combine medications or even when to take them, to prevent new health problems. And what about your inefficient personal funding for those medical costs looming all around you? 


YOU JUST WANT TO SCREAM, right?


You need to Tame that Too Much To-Do List.
And yourself.


Now, imagine yourself  dashing across a red ribbon finish line. Your mind and heart swell with pleasure and relief at the successful moment.


Ready to cross the starting line?


Find out why so many medical and mental health professionals agree that EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge can help you to get the right things done first, second, and third.


The writing is full of good humor and funny stories from famous people who teach all of us how to achieve a victory and how to avoid too many distractions.


If you hear yourself or someone you care about
saying things like:
Someday . . .
I’m going to try . . .
As soon as I have some time . . .
Right now it’s on my back burner . . .


You just know that there are too many things
that aren't getting done.


Find out how to put your priorities in order. Succeed with managing your medical, emotional and/or disability life.


Yes, it's payback time for all that unnecessary suffering that procrastination or confusion added to your life.


Achieve your goals. Reach your finish line. How? Cross the starting line.





I thank my online friend businessman Harry Burstyn for sharing ideas I could translate into medical mindsets.





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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

How to Face Illness with Courage, Humor and Dignity

B'SD


23 Tevet 5772


I have much to share with you, today. First is this lovely message from the administrator for the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI) Netanya location where I interacted with audience members this past Sunday. She responds to my thank you remarks for letting me appear on her stage with the words:


On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Rachel Rubin Hirsch of Netanyaaaci.org.il wrote:
Thank you- it us who should be giving  you the thanks.
We really appreciate you making the effort to come through and talk to us.

I will pass your details on to our Jerusalem and Tel Aviv offices – your talk is excellent and I hope they will get back to you and arrange a program with you.

Wishing you all the very best. Regards,
Rachel


Secondly, I want to share a though-provoking link to a website about a husband and wife struggling to overcome her illness: http://embraceisrael.com/crossing-the-yarden-i-have-sat-through-many-a-college-and-graduate-course-in-religion-and-philosophy-and-have-never-really-understood-what-religion-is-all-about-until-i-saw-you-and-your-deeds/

Not all of us are this humorous, dignified or courageous about illness. Some of us simply weep. That's normal, at times. As EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge and I teach our readers, "A medical crisis - you'd cry too, if it happened to you. Use your tissues and handkerchiefs with my blessings borne of experience. GOD gives you Permission to Weep. And you can say that to any critics after explaining that "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To."




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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lives Saved with One Book Reading!

B'SD


22 Tevet 5772


This past Sunday I spoke before a live audience in Netanya, Israel. The diverse crowd spoke various languages including English, had different countries of origin and an array of medical problems. So did their off-site acquaintances.


We chatted about life and death issues, reflexology, relatives with emotional and/or political agendas (grudges), the need for affordable health insurance, that there's a terrific book with lists of charitable organizations willing to pay someone's medical bills, and how to handle rude medical staff. We discussed more than that, too. Then...


I gave each audience member a copy of



to read.


After several minutes, readers began calling out page numbers with solutions to the problems they or a loved one was suffering. Copies of the book sold briskly. I wrapped up my SQ3R presentation (an effective teaching tool) and asked everyone to "Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism."


But the crowd wasn't ready for me to leave! I spoke for an additional half hour, then begged off so I could catch the cross-country train I needed to return home. Guess what happened the next day?


Some people trying to help a homeless young mom in need of shelter and psychological help asked me if I knew how to help mommy and baby. "Sure. Look at page 72 of the EMPOWER Yourself book!" I responded. They were dumfounded.


I bet you'll find something to benefit you between the book's covers, too. Several somethings, in fact.




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And wait'll you hear the debut of the Refua Radio Show! Yes, I'm going live with an online, call-in radio show to help listeners to empower themselves with coping tools for medical, emotional and spiritual problems. The Hebrew word "refua" means healing. Even when we can't heal physically, we can heal emotionally and spiritually.



The official announcement about the show will, GOD willing, be made within two weeks.

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



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Healing Brain Cancer Naturally Can be Done!

B'SD


17 Tevet 5772


How do you suppose two parents would feel, knowing they'd cured their child's brain cancer with food? Read Mason Tyson is Cured and find out.


Want to know what else in the kitchen, besides pesticides, can damage your health or your loved one's? Read this blogpost to the end for important answers.


When you're ready to consider can-do, affordable activities that vastly improve your emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being, read




Pages 154 and 155 let you know
what to do to make your kitchen's
cupboards and counters more
life-supporting
and less life-threatening.



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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

THE Secret for Anyone Who Wants to Improve their Looks!

B'SD


16 Tevet 5772




I recently posted this cartoon to one of my Facebook pages


I then commented, "Not that any sane person needs to know what would happen if a speeding train going 80 Gazillion MPH ran into a semi heading in the opposite direction at 79 Gazillion MPH. Some years, I found math class so off-the-wall I couldn't focus on the lessons. I once answered the train/semi collision question with the word 'SPLAT!' and the instructor sent me to the principal's office. That kinda started my humor defensive take on life. 

I have 3 specific lifelong heroes. One is Barbie. Gosh I'd like one that speaks as she does in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0cvqT1tAE

And speaking of Barbie, Mattel should make a Barbie with no hair, so every little girl fighting cancer can feel beautiful. Put her in pink, name her HOPE and send all proceeds from sales to a sick children's hospital. Any pro-patient organizations out there wanna take up the challenge?
"


Why do I feel so strongly about this? Because "society" tends to value looks. Females are very sensitive to that reality. So are the cosmetic and fashion industries. Here's a reality check about what can be done to make anyone, female or male, look fabulous no matter what the mirror looks like to you:





Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.


I made my day by contacting Mattel with my "fighting cancer compassionately" idea. I offered to use such a doll in my speaking engagements. Stand by for major miracles if I get the gig.




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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Age 65 or Older? Here's a Book to Make YOUR Retirement Years Better!

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15 Tevet 5772


Interesting news in USNews & World Report this week: 65 and Older Population Soars!


Yes, Americans (and other populations) are living longer, sometimes healthier and more productive lives. Want to make the most of your time and financial means?


Read the soothing,
cost-cutting
and informative pages of

It's loaded with ideas
on how to be better organized,
relaxed 
and productive at any age!

The money-saving Global Resources section points out how you can save significant money on medical costs - including those for medical appliances, medical treatment, medical transportation, medication and much more - worldwide.



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Monday, January 9, 2012

How to Prevent Medication Errors

B'SD


14 Tevet 5772


OY. I read this New York Times news item about medication errors http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/health/study-of-medicare-patients-finds-most-hospital-errors-unreported.html?_r=2&hp and knew I have to alert you to pages 42, plus 53-57 of



There's a wealth of information to share with caregivers PLUS a checklist of ways to prevent medication errors.




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Friday, January 6, 2012

Here's What to do if YOUR Doctor Runs Out of Money/Closes the Office

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11 Tevet 5772






My eyes did double and triple takes when I read this online news item: Doctors Run Out of Money!


Good thing I already wrote the book on how to get help paying YOUR medical bills - including medication, medical appliances and more. It's filled with soothing, you-need-it-now content. Yes, the help you need is here:






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Thursday, January 5, 2012

How to Love and How to Protect Yourself from Someone Who Can't

B'SD




10 Tevet 5772




Today is a sad anniversary on the Jewish calendar: On the 10th of Tevet, the prophet Ezekiel was instructed to record in the Book of Vision this very day as a remembrance for the weak and disgraced Jewish people. This is the day when Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem began. It resulted in the destruction of the holy Temple (where all nationalities prayed) and the Babylonian exile.



How can history be so filled with stories of hatred and suffering? The answer is more than this blog's purposes can handle. However, love is natural. Babies enter the world ready to love. They learn whom not to love later in life. Some folks never do, and they pay a heavy price for their long learning curve.


Here's what I suggest: Have special regard for people who refuse to love. That usually indicates emotional trauma in their histories. They need help to recover from it. I recommend EFT, EMDR, talk therapy and/or friends. If those methods don't work, step back. You're involved with someone too troubled to cope.


A medical or emotional crisis - you'd cry too, if it happened to you. Use your tissues and handkerchiefs with my blessings borne of experience. GOD gives you Permission to Weep; EMPOWER Yourself explains how and why on page 5. You can share the information with any critics after explaining that "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To."




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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here's the Help YOU Need for Keeping those New Year's Resolutions!

B'SD


9 Tevet 5772


My dayplanner and I have been quite busy lately: not one but two highly productive business meetings yesterday; a successful catch-up the day before - on work I'd fallen behind on; participation in several peace-promoting efforts in the previous weeks (one on radio); and some socializing in between it all. I'm still catching my breath.


I'm gearing up for my resumed speaking tour. Watch for relevant announcements right here.


Now, back to you: How are you doing with those New Year's Resolutions? Same old same old, huh? Well,



has a cure for that. 

Here are motivational excerpts from 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, beloved American author

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

Here's my Five-Step Plan to Organization: Some simple suggestions for keeping your papers and yourself organized...

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Face Your Future with Optimism.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

BIG Breakthrough in the Curing Breast Cancer World!

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8 Tevet 5772




What an inspiring way to begin 2012: Curing breast cancer in 7 days!


Let's pray together for an end to all suffering. Medical miracles and researchers are helping people as we sleep. Waking up to such wonderful news is indescribably good.






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Face Your Future with Optimism.