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.

Save your sanity and cut your medical costs. Read
It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge

Lower your stress. Save time and money with this book! Medical and mental health professionals endorse the book on the cover and in their offices. Readers around the world love the print and E-book editions.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sick of Criticism You Don't Deserve? Here's How to Silence Your Critics!

B'SD


7 Nisan 5772


I rarely blog on Fridays, but I know that they can be the set-up for some truly lousy weekends. Why? 





Bigmouths tend to take their best shots for hurting someone's feelings then. Why is a whole 'nuther story.


So I'm blogging today to 
improve your chances for a
better today and tomorrow.


Sad about the sickening things people say to or about you? EMPOWER Yourself with this amusing thought:


"I don't care what is 
written about me as long 
as it isn't true." 
Katherine Hepburn


I can't verify that Kate ever said that, but you can adopt the sentiments all the same. Go for the gusto. Live your life with purpose, decency and fun. Let the liars rot in their pickled worldviews. You don't need to.


Let me know if today's post gives you or someone you know emotional pain relief. Some bon mots are just great for emotional and mental health. Guaranteed!






Find more responses you can make to unfair critics in E-book or print edition EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. See page 4 for starters ;^ D



Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity (including smart things to say to mean people).
Face Your Future with Optimism (and a BIG smile).



Thursday, March 29, 2012

What Would YOU Attempt to Do if You Knew You Could Not Fail?

B'SD


6 Nisan 5772


There's usually a beginning, a muddle and an end to success with some complicated project or other. Health issues qualify as "VERY complicated," whether they're emotional, medical or spiritual, wouldn't you agree?


Perhaps Regina Dugan's TEDTALKS Video can inspire you to ever-greater achievements. Keep your heart and mind focused on the goal. Respect, but do not fear, failure. It just might lead you to an accomplishment or valuable realization.


No matter what's ailing you, I bet you'll feel better fast with quick and convenient: E-book or print edition EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge


PS - Sorry I missed you yesterday. I'm busy with Passover/Pesakh preparations Get a fun overview of what the holiday's about at AISH.


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


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Good News for Chocolate Lovers and Dieters!

B'SD


4 Nisan 5772


Here's something that adults around the world have in common: We're working to keep our waistlines smaller than the "Tsk, tsk tsk" coming out of our doctors' mouths.


Here's good news that 
CHOCOLATE LOVERS 
will adore: 


I'm celebrating NOW! 






Brighten your health outlook with more good-for-you news! Click on the words EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

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

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Looking UP at Down Syndrome

B'SD


2 Nisan 5772


It's two weeks until Passover. Jews worldwide are scrubbing all surfaces touched by food with leavening agents out of their homes. We're preparing for the holiday of matza. The goal is to flatten our sense of self-importance enough to work with GOD's plan for building a compassionate world.


Want to know what's possible when we release our egos, prejudices and doubts?


Take a look at 
the utter joy 
in this video.






 Learn more about the Feuerstein MLE Method and how to help people with many types of learning problems on page 75 of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge!




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






Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Comforting Thought

B'SD


28 Adar 5772


One of the suggestions in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge is to soothe yourself with music and videos that make your soul soar with happiness and a  sense of hope.


Creation Calls is one such outlet. I hope it helps you past an unhappy moment or two.


I sympathize with your tears and heavy hearts over medical problems. And I know what you can tell to critics who insult your honest emotions: "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. You can say that to any critics after explaining, "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To. GOD said I could. Read page 5 of the book. See?"




Buy the E-book or print edition today! Click on the words EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge



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




Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to Cope with Vulnerability and Shame

B'SD


26 Adar 5772


As a woman involved in many aspects of helping people to cope with mental/emotional health, spiritual health and physical health issues, I'm deeply impressed with the remarkable insight in the Listening to Shame video.


The lesson is: 
Vulnerability and shame 
can lead to 
productive innovation, creativity 
and change.


Ready to take that to the next level with tools you can use - including cost-cutting resources?


Read






Buy the E-book or print edition today. Click on the words EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge



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




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mood Boosting Strategies that Work!

B'SD


26 Adar 5772


A reporter looking for "Mood boosting Strategies" to round out her article on the topic just received this mesage from me:


"... medical and mental health professionals recommend the mood-boosting messages in It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. World renown psychiatrist Dr. A. Twerski gives copies to people on chemo and overcoming addictions. He tells me they call him less as the book is so helpful to them. Methodist minister Carl Phillips found the spiritual content 'Right on!'  Rabbis approve of it too. Readers around the world are buying the book and feeling happier for it."


I've even shared those mood boosters in the book with friends in the south of Israel, where terrorists have been bombarding civilians with rockets since March 9th. The tips are indeed helping my acquaintances to cope with their fears and then some.


Ready to lift your mood? 

Read



Buy the E-book or print edition today for a brighter mood any day: Click on the words EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

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






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Monday, March 19, 2012

How to Make a Commitment - and Keep it!

B'SD


25 Adar 5772


Last night I met some of the most remarkable people for audience members on the way to, at, and on my way home from my speaking engagement


Each was a "doer" who'd made significant achievements in their lives. Proud of themselves for staying the course in tough times (widowhood, prejudice, poverty, illness, politics, religious issues), they wanted to hear me speak for one reason: "You and your book are all about how to achieve goals!" one person said. "We've heard  about you," or "We've read about you" remarked other listeners.


I was awed. Before me were people who'd innovated solutions to problems admirably. They had suffered and refused to continue suffering. They had DONE something to end the stalemates they and other people were in.


One woman asked me how I go on with my future, though my vision remains less than what's considered "normal" and that I must compensate for those deficits.


"I refuse to surrender to despair," I replied.


As one listener remarked "That's what all of us have in common. Victims say 'I'll try.' They make some sort of attempt and give up because of difficulties they need to overcome. Leaders say and believe 'I commit to X' and then they do all the hard work to achieve their goals. That's why we want to read your book. It's showing ill people how to achieve their goals."


One woman bought multiple copies for her acquaintances to read!





Ready to achieve YOUR goals? Read EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge






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

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Meet the Author Tonight!

B'SD


24 Adar 5772


Care to meet me at 
a book-signing event 
this evening?



I have a fun program planned for Sunday evening 7-8PM March 18 2012


A January audience in Netanya enjoyed it so much that they delayed my departure for more than an hour. I'll be sharing the fun this evening, as you learn how to lower your stress and how to reduce your medical costs - painlessly.


I look forward to meeting you in Jerusalem's AACI building (corner of 37 Pierre Koenig/2 Poalei Tzedek, Talpiot)! Yes you can buy signed copies of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge from me. 


Call AACI at Tel: 972-2-5661181 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            972-2-5661181      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Fax: 972-2-5661186 for directions.




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



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Born for Greatness!

B'SD


21 Adar 5772


The attacks on Israel have not stopped. I have spent significant amounts of time speaking with affected people, doing what I can to help them to calm down, to cope, and to cry as necessary.


Tears, trembling and sadness have their place in promoting mental/emotional health. As trauma therapist Miriam Maslin teaches, "Wisdom often means letting go of what was in order to make room for what needs to be."


A person who has been traumatized needs the freedom to express their sorrow, their fears, their sense of betrayal, their grief, their loss and everything else on their mind and heavy heart. That helps them to let go of the trauma, to some degree, then to get beyond it to a measure of peace and increasing productivity.


It is a cruelty to tell someone "Stop shaking like that," or to "Stop crying! Get over it already."


Trembling and crying serve some coping purposes: 


1) To alert observers to a perceived trauma so that they  can provide needed compassion and assistance. YOUR "it's not a trauma" interpretation of someone else's trauma is not necessarily relevant to the sufferer. In that person's mind and heavy heart, something terrible has happened. 


2) To quite literally help the suffering person to release their fear, shock, and other negative reactions, so that they can return to a relatively calm state again.


Trembling and tears are specific signs of emotional turmoil. The person trembling and/or crying needs compassion, not dismissive remarks and behaviors.


There is significant psychological evidence of the above. It is presented in case studies and other materials within the mental health world.


There is also significant evidence that people who can envision themselves overcoming problems do overcome those issues.


If you want to consider the fact that you were born to rise above your problems, born for greatness, this tune just might make you smile with wonder and happiness: Born for Greatness!


Want to know how BIG a part of the awe-inspiring universe YOU are? Click on http://vimeo.com/38101676


If you know of a female who needs extra encouragement to achieve her potential, show her this video









Want more inspiration to overcome a setback? Read EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

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




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Facts of Life

B'SD


20 Adar 5772


The facts of life in Israel are frightening. The newest barrage of missiles sent from Gaza to Israel (AFTER Ariel Sharon gifted Gazans with our Gush Katif in 2005) started this past Shabbat after Shushan Purim - the day following Purim for everyone outside walled cities.


A mixture of more than 200 grads, kassams and other dangerous WMDs have hit Israel since then. 80 missiles have landed since this past Friday.


If your mainstream news media are not reporting the reality that Israel's Jews are under siege, they are withholding factual information from you. Ask yourselves why. The answer is deadly serious.




People are wounded, traumatized and suffering in many ways. Some Israelis are clinging to the calming words in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. And finding solutions to their medical costs inside. Imagine what the book can do for you.



Please join our prayers for enduring peace and safety.

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




Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Listen to the War on Israel and Her Jews!

B'SD


19 Adar 5772


Click on 


An acquaintance of mine spoke on an Israeli radio program about what it's like to live under siege, a few miles from Gaza. Click on English-language Miriam Goodman asks Prime Minister Netanyahu to PROTECT Israel's Jews.


The Jewish Press is a staple of the East Coast USA's Jewish readers. It has Special Gaza Coverage


Up-to-the-minute updates on the rocket battle with Gaza's Jew-haters are being reported at www.jewishpress.com SCOOPS section.


Click here for the updates


Simultaneous updates 
are also going out 
on Twitter via 
@JewishPress


See also 
MORE ROCKET ATTACKS on ASHDOD 







Schools and some businesses are closed if they're within firing range.  
Thousands upon thousands of Israelis are being traumatized by the hour. I pray that NONE of them will need to read  EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

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




Monday, March 12, 2012

We Need Your Prayers!

B'SD


18 Adar 5772


I haven't blogged between Purim and today as I've been immersed in prayers for peace. I hope you'll join me.

Israel is under siege, and has been since late Purim day. Over 140 rockets, kassams, grad missles, whatever you care to call the WMDs, have landed throughout southern Israel until about an hour ago.



A school building for Jewish children 

was obliterated.
Cars have been destroyed, etc.
Lives deeply affected.

Did your arguably irresponsible 

news media personnel
inform you of the new 

Siege Upon Israel?
No? Hmmm... 


What's in it for them
to be silent on this 

genocidal effort matter?

No fair and balanced reporting 
during what was
an internationally heralded 

ceasefire? 

Arabs just reload during ceasefires, then fire at will.
 The documented evidence exists for all to study.





The Palestinians had promised a ceasefire. As always, they used the lull in the fighting to reload. What are Israelis focusing on now?




Please pray for the safety of Israel's Jews. We have been fighting to remain alive since the days of Abraham.




Calm down as best you can with tips from the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. And keep praying for genuine peace! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all of Israel.

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




Thursday, March 8, 2012

P-P-P-Purim!

B'SD 


14 Adar 5772


The 24 hours of Purim day and night have been preceded by children and adults dressed in amusing costumes, singing silly songs and preparing packages of treats to give away.


The Jewish world is listening to Megillat Esther readings that explain the miracles involved with saving the Jews in ancient Persia (a BIG Global Power at the time!).




Catch the Purim Q &As at http://www.ou.org/holidays/C452


Ask your local orthodox rabbi or acquaintances to clue you in to more Purim facts. Have fun. It's good for your emotional and physical health - within reason!






Enjoy the healing humor of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge at Booklocker



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


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Get Ready for International Women's Day March 8th!

B'SD


13 Adar 5772


International Women's Day happens tomorrow, March 8th. Share your appreciation for the females in your life with those who've saved your psyche, friendships, salary and/or health.

I hope you'll buy the woman-written book that's helping people around the world to cope with their medical, disability and/or mental health issues plus the related expenses: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Reduce the pain in your heart and wallet. Save money on  getting good or improved health results with




The effective ideas inside the book are tested by time and proven to be safe. Medical and mental health professionals said so all over the back cover and inside it.


Now click on this Purim film about what one woman can do to save lives (Purim begins tonight)!

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡Feliz Purim para todos mis amigos Judios!!!!!!

פורים שמח





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




Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Why the Blazes Do You Pray?

B'SD


12 Adar 5772


One of the topics addressed in



is prayer. In my live appearances I speak about the surprising effect that someone else's unknown-to-me prayers had upon my recovery. It's a rather shocking turn of events. It caught an already religious me by BIG surprise!


But praying can seem 
distasteful, even repulsive, 
to some people.


When a person experiences unremitting suffering, pain and heartache, praying can seem to be a cruel concept.  Ill and disabled people might wonder "Why should I pray? Doesn't GOD know how and what I feel already? I mean c'mon, what kind of GOD is it if S/he can't figure me out?"


But we're supposed to pray. Why?


To help ourselves to figure out what we need. Suffering can lead to confused thinking, or result from it. Prayer is a private audience with the Creator. Spend time in it. Speak your heart out; pour on the anger, shame, sadness and fear. Explore possible solutions. Ask for those you can't even imagine. Hone in on what's truly important to you. And say thanks for things going right. You could be in for some surprises.


Be sure to share those thoughts with people you trust. The results can be life-saving in many more ways than you presently imagine.


Go ahead. Read pages 4, 5, 6, page 36's Shore Up Your Spirituality and other pages. Look for the book's License to Cry, too. Tears are a form of prayer. I explain all that in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge






Buy the E-book or print edition today for a brighter day and rest of your life. May your prayers be answered to your benefit



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




Sunday, March 4, 2012

Here's a Health Book that's EASY to Understand Even if English isn't Your Mother Tongue!

B'SD


10 Adar 5772


From time to time people contact me to ask if Hebrew-speakers would be able to understand



My answer is an enthusiastic "YES!" I wrote the book to meet the needs of a wide variety of people. It sells all over Europe, where people do not necessarily speak English as their mother tongue.

EMPOWER Yourself is meant to be shared with your loved ones, friends and/or doctors and therapists. It puts you in increasing control of your medical, disability and mental health situation. That's why so many medical and mental health professionals endorse the book or recommend it to patients.


Find out how to:

1. Remember the names and 
contact information
of doctors with names 
you can't pronounce

2. Sort out confusing details 
with your medical 
appointments schedule

3. Communicate important ideas 
if you find it difficult 
to speak with people

There's so much more between the covers to help English and non-English speakers in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. It breaks language barriers.






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





Thursday, March 1, 2012

What Would You Do if YOU Were Brave?

B'SD


7 Adar 5772


Today's the anniversary of Moses' birthday and death. You just know I had something special coming up for the occasion ;^ D


Consider what a captive Jewish child - taken from mommy, raised in the palace of an oligarch dedicated to enslaving, then wiping out the nascent Jewish people, and a stutterer - could accomplish against BIG odds.


Watch this and take on your world!







Go ahead, think of the possibilities and see what it does for you. BE the Possible YOU!




Need ideas to accomplish that despite your illness or disability? Find some in EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. Buy it at Booklocker



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