Save your sanity, time & money!

Need solutions for the medication, medical appliances and/or medical travel that you can't afford? READ EMPOWER Yourself.

A Health Information Management professional, I survived a life-threatening emergency with information that only a person of my professional experience would know. And I’m sharing it!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008



4 Tevet 5769

Last night I spoke to a crowd about my book. My supply of colorful copies was gone within minutes of ending my presentation. A neurologist in the crowd congratulated me for helping people to understand that "We can make the best of what's left" after a devastating medical experience.

The decision to go forward is up to each of us. The possibilites are unknown.

The audience was well aware of my vision problems and that I am still under considerable medical care. They appreciated my "Go for it!" attitude knowing full well that my sight is unpredictable. Doctors have explained to me that I literally see a different picture each time I blink. It doesn't stop people from cheerfully supplying a helpful arm to assist me when I walk on stairs or bumpy terrain. In fact, my desire to persevere motivates people to step forward when I need assistance.

You can buy a copy of my book by clicking on the right-hand margin. Look for the colorful hotlink and get your copy of my "Lifebook for Drying Your Tears and Coping with a Medical Challenge" today!

Here's looking to the future. Please mark the start of 2009, and your entire future, with reasonable care.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

How to Stay Upbeat if You've Been Feeling Down


Third Day of Chanuka 5769

Holiday season making you feel sad?

I want to share a smile with you. While I was at a friends' party this past week, a gentleman in the crowd asked "Are you the lady who wrote that book about coping with illness? Like how to get help for getting better, all around the world? How to stay upbeat if you're feeling down and sick?"

"Yes, that's me," I smiled. He promptly bought two copies. I asked what he does for a living and the man replied "I'm a psychiatric nurse. I heard about your book and how much it cheers people up. You really give your readers a sense of optimism. I had wanted to buy your book, and now that I just heard about the Resources section in it, I had to come over and get a few copies for work."

OK, folks. You know what to do. Check out the right-hand margin of my blog and click on the hotlink for buying your copy of my book today. Make someone feel happier this holiday season (including yourself!).

To your ever-improving mood and health, Yocheved

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Borderline Diabetics Beware!


21 Kislev 5769

Whew, it's tiring to be on the road, and a bit perplexing. I have to keep checking on the date and location to keep my focus sharp. The good news is that readers are buying my book and thanking me for alerting them to can-do lifesaving measures.

Check out my latest post below about why YOU need to drink more water and far less fizzy stuff. Pop, soda, carbonated soft drinks, whatever you care to call those beverages, you're swallowing over 3,600 spoonfuls of unnecessary sugar each year when you guzzle conveniently bottled and highly sweetened drinks.


The January 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that in the past 20 years or so, the number of adults consuming sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and punches shot up. "More adults are drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and, among those drinkers, consumption has increased," said Sara N. Bleich, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor with the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and Management. "From 1988 to 2004, the percentage of sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers increased five percent. Per capita consumption of energy from sugar-sweetened beverages increased 46 kilocalories (kcal) per day, and daily sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among drinkers increased 6 ounces per day."

Now do you understand why your diets might not be working? You're literally washing down excess calories with every sip of of heavily advertised soft drink. Those advertising execs are no fools. They've hijacked your brain cells and expanded your waistline with the same effort. It's good for their wallets and BAD for your health.

Has your doctor warned you that you're a Borderline Diabetic? Diabetes is a lifelong health crisis. You can avoid it by ending your thirst with clean, clear water that flushes wastes from your body.

Don't believe me? Read on.

"Although this analysis does not attempt to estimate the effect of sugar-sweetened beverage intake on obesity incidence, a number of studies have linked sugar-sweetened beverage consumption to obesity and type 2 diabetes," said Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, author and associate professor with the Bloomberg School's Center for Human Nutrition. "Based on these nationally representative surveys, our study found higher sugar-sweetened beverage consumption also happened to be among populations at greater risk for obesity. There are few signs of improvement over the past decade and the situation seems to become worse among young adults aged 20 to 44."

The experts who prepared the report mentioned above recommend that reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption may be an important strategy for reducing empty calorie intake in the adult diet. And it's not rocket science to figure out that as you get fatter, your glucose level goes bonkers.

Skip the nightmare of lifelong insulin dependence and constant checking of your blood. Bypass restrictive diets.

Toss the colorful bottled beverages and DRINK CLEAR, GOOD-FOR-YOU WATER.

OK, I have to get back on the road. Imagine me lifting a glass of sparkling water and clicking glasses with you.

To your good health, Yochi/Yoji

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

While I'm on My Author's Tour...


12 Kislev 5769

I'm off on my month-long North American speaking tour about my book. I plan to be back at my blog as soon as I can access a PC.

I'll be praying for the good welfare of the world at large, and teaching people techniques for helping themselves to be healthier, happier human beings. If you're in one of my audiences, I'll be delighted to sign your copy of my book.

To your dignity and well-being,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Monday, December 8, 2008

Enhance Your Brainpower with...


11 Kislev 5769

I'm getting a headache from the somewhat cavalier attitude that part of the medical world seems to show to the rest of us.

We have proof that many drugs harmed the people they were supposed to help; people suffering some sort of medical problem. Read my recent posts. You don't have to be Einstein to understand this phenom.

Granted, medical professionals make mistakes even though their efforts might come from a genuine desire to prevent harm and to promote health. That consideration makes the announcement above all the more striking: A) Why haven't allegedly smart people learned from past mistakes? B) Why on earth should anyone try to fix what isn't broken? Healthy people don't NEED drugs. Read the ethical considerations about this trend when you click on NATURE magazine.

You want to enhance your IQ?
Improve your ability to remain awake and alert for longer periods of time?
Avoid things that can upset your quality of life?

Take the safe direction to reach those goals. Read high-quality literature, attend interesting presentations and lectures. Listen to and study music, math, a foreign language. Eat a highly nutritious diet and skip the junk food (I've probably told you in the past that junk food is another name for Brain Drain).

And read my book, while sipping on a luscious latte. My blog demonstrates why both are sensible tools for preventing the drug-induced and other man-made problems plaguing the planet's human population. BUY YOUR COPY TODAY!

To your good health and alert mind,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Air, Food and Water Pollution Harms Your WHAT?????????


11 Kislev 5769

Sighhhh... I've clued you in to the value of organic foods, invited you to a global summit on natural hormone therapies that solve many medical problems, alerted you to the dangers of melamine in your baby's bottle and yet...

Some of my book and blog readers remain skeptical. Ya kinda wonder if I'm giving advice that could apply to you, too. Well, check this out, fella:

(I tidied up the text of that link with G-rated vocabulary)

Remember Dr. Yaffa, who ran that Bioidentical Hormone Information Summit advertised in my book and blog? He tells me "My male patients have hormone weakness. In my internet seminar one doctor quoted the statistic of how low the sperm count has gotten; just one notch lower is deemed infertile (while many men are there already)." sigh... Now, back to MY comments:

If you're wondering how to enhance your chances of fathering children, living a healthier life and anything else pertaining to stable hormones, start asking questions of your doctor, of local organic food sellers, and of librarians who can point you out to relevant information. Sometimes you can learn so much more with a good book
(LIKE MINE) than you can on the 'Net.

To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Simple Steps for Coping with Medical Crises


7 Kislev 5769

Some title, huh? It is NOT simple or easy to cope with a medical crisis, and that's why the word CRISIS applies to the situation. Your life or someone else's is falling apart as the medical problem dominates your thoughts and energies (what's left of them, anyway).

However... there are techniques for mastering your emotions and the crazy schedule in your medically muddled life. There are simple, safe and productive steps you can take to minimize the hectic, bewildering situation.

I've faced multiple medical crises. I wrote a book about my astonishing recovery and how that happened. The advice and insights that I share in It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge are universal. My approach works for medical professionals and the people they're treating. You, for instance. find out when you BUY YOUR COPY today.

Humor is a huge part of any successful coping process.
I use it liberally throughout my book
and speaking engagements.

North American audiences
will experience that soon.
I leave for my speaking tour next week.

This post has been brought to you by my enduring promotional efforts to inform the world at large about my book... the commercial you were all waiting for.

Hoping to see you in the audience soon,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Make a Wish in Many Languages


6 Kislev 5769

Kislev is a month filled with the light of Chanuka and miraculous rescue for the Jewish people. But Jews around the world are still weeping for the recent, tragic loss of life in India. I've struggled to work towards something worthwhile as my response to the horror. Here is an initial effort:

Not everyone survives a medical crisis. It is our moral human duty to behave compassionately with people facing the foreseeable ends of their lives. The American "Make a Wish" foundation is famous for helping younger people to fulfill lifelong dreams. Today's post publicizes the Israeli version, which lets terminally ill children make a wish in Arabic or Hebrew. Read all about it when you click on"Mishelet Lev."

CLICK HERE to reach the Mishelet Lev website.

It's MY Crisis! addresses terminal illness and resources for coping with it, as well as strategies for overcoming medical problems. Buy a copy of the book when you CLICK HERE.

May our lives be filled with life-sustaining blessings, abounding joy and enduring peace.

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ease the Mind of that Teen!


5 Kislev 5769

I've posted information on
this issue before. The medical world has alerted us once again that teenagers, adults in training, need every ounce of compassion we owe to them. WHY? Because it is compassionate, decent, and necessary for humanity's wellbeing. Click on

If you'd like to consult with a competent mental health therapist, read the RESOURCES section of my book for relevant contact information worldwide.

CLICK HERE to buy your copy of It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge TODAY! Read about how to find mental health professionals.

Ease a teen's heart and soul. Learn about the calming techniques described in my book, too. Use them.

To everyone's peace of mind,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Simple Solution for Psoriasis?


4 Kislev 5769

Sunlight and ocean water, not eating dairy or wheat products for a while, and drinking more water can be very helpful for psoriasis. Now there's another psoriasis soother on the market.

The medical world abounds with advances in health care based simply on nature. Psoriasis sufferers will appreciate this news about a treatment with no known adverse effects - and it's more affordable than some harsher alternatives:

Indigo Extract Effective Treatment for Psoriasis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taiwanese investigators report that an ointment made from an extract of Indigo naturalis is effective in treatment-resistant plaque psoriasis -- and the treatment appears to be safe.

Indigo naturalis is a plant that is the source of a dark blue dye. The extract has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of psoriasis, the researchers explain in the Archives of Dermatology.

Forty-two patients with recalcitrant plaque psoriasis applied indigo naturalis ointment or vehicle (sham ointment) topically to two symmetrical psoriatic plaque lesions on each side of the body for 12 weeks...

Read the rest of the copyrighted story when you click on Dr. Yin-Ku Lin of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan

When you want to learn how to cope with the stress of psoriasis or any other medical challenge, read my book. It's filled with coping strategies, laugh out loud humor and a terrific Resources section! BUY YOUR COPY TODAY!

To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Will Your Child DIE from the FDA's Food Roulette?


3 Kislev 5769

Only days ago I bemoaned the FDA's insistence that some levels of Melamine are "safe" for your bottle-fed baby. I lost count of how many Chinese infants recently died of the stuff. Do you care to remember? Me neither.

Just before that post mentioned above, I had praised organic foods full of vitamins, minerals, nutrition and LIFE. I often do.

You know how much I advocate for
sound nutrition.
Bear with me as I sound an alarm as in ALARM. Read:

Folks, I suggest that you modify your lives in some way so that you can invest in organic foods and the time it takes to prepare them. Food shops are not the safest places for you or for the lives of your loved ones.

I wrote my book to explain how I survived a life-threatening though benign brain tumor. That HOW included a drastic change in sleeping, speaking, thinking and eating habits. My medical team includes brain surgeons, orthopedic specialists, neuroophthalmologists (eye doctors specializing in brain issues), general practitioners, physical plus occupational and speech therapists and a dentist, all of whom are SHOCKED at my unexpected recovery and ever-improving health. Each one of these medical specialists eventually recognized that my recently adopted nature-oriented lifestyle coincided with my vastly improving health. Now they admit that my natural living methods gave me back the life I'd been losing.

Want to fill this with happiness instead of grief?

My book and blog provide information about how to nourish yourselves properly. Neither my book or blog are exhaustive information sources but they're good starting points for learning about life-giving nutrition that's safer than the stuff on some store shelves.

I suggest you read my blog and my book. Yes, it's A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Now you can make it into a book that PREVENTS horrifically painful tears.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, November 27, 2008

How to Believe in Yourself


29 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

In today's post I am fulfilling a promise to a dear friend. Here we go:

A significant part of my technique in coping with adversity is the nurturing of my sense of self. It is the key to anyone's ability to cope.

"I am."

Those are words I use to grasp the solution to any problem I face.

I am all the insights, experiences, victories and failures gained and experienced in my brief existence. Individually, they represent isolated segments of my reality. As a whole, they comprise my mindset, my worldview. This is true of you, too.

In my Self-Help Coaching practice, I emphasize that everyone needs (as in NEEDS) a conscious, accurate awareness of their core self. And everyone needs to groom their sense of self, to make it ever-better. Bumbling along with the rest of society, or with one's group of friends and acquaintances, perhaps with your relatives, is heart- and mind-numbing. The decision to NOT engage in critical thinking skills cannot advance growth in a human soul!

Conforming in order to be part of a group is fine and normal, to a degree. We call that "Cooperation." But to be in lock-step mimicry of what everyone around you is doing is to destroy your sense of "I." Nobody can keep up with the latest styles, be they food, fashion, physique or anything else. That is, they can't unless they seek to enslave themselves to fleeting whims.

Now, what if you are experiencing a health issue (medical or mental/emotional)?
Stuff most people don't understand?

As we face hardships that others do not experience, we learn life lessons about coping mechanisms that work. We learn about strategies that do not benefit us. We make future choices based on that.

Thinking and functioning on that level of awareness leads to spiritual and intellectual growth: the growing sense of "Hey, I can do this, that, the other. And I sure don't need to take the options that hurt me in the past." It allows us to behave with courage, generosity and compassion.

Such thinking makes you immune to superficial standards of "worth" based on appearances, wealth, fleeting standards of popular entertainment and value; the mental junk that wears you down. External tastes come and go. It is the integrity of the personality that stands the test of time.

Integrity enables you to help people in your personal world: friends, family, business associates. YOURSELF.

Jealousy, anger, frustration, confusion; they fall to the wayside. With enough practice of your ennobling personality traits, you begin to forget to think in a jealous, angry, frustrated or confused manner. You become permanently stable. You are not beholden to others for a sense of self-worth.

Your permanent sense of I-dentity leaves you peaceful, friendly, and adapative to challenges as they arise. It is a blessing. And the blessing grows with your personal practice of those uplifting characteristics. It lets you appreciate the One Above, too. That sense of appreciation becomes part of an empowering cycle.

Want more help to grasp the principles described above?

BUY MY BOOK and read what
mental health therapists recommend
to people with a wide variety of
medical and mental/emotional ailments.
I wrote it to help people who need it.

Ah, one more thought: When I do Self-Help Coaching, I ask my clients lots of questions. Those questions provoke introspection. That leads to insights and solutions: the answers my clients seek. I do this because I KNOW: your answers lie within you. I'm willing to help you to find them.

You Need to Believe in Yourself. After a Fall, You CAN Get up Again. Watch:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

US Baby Formula DANGER Alert!


28 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

Folks, I cannot tell from here in Israel (especially in the wee hours of my local morning) how well the breaking news about dangerous baby formula is spreading in other parts of the world. So I'm providing a Public Service Announcement for you:

Melamine is one of the most effective
cancer-causing chemicals on the planet.

My approach to cancer is this: prevent or HEAL cancer cells. "Killing" them is demonstrably damaging to the person on such "therapy."

I very much disagree with the FDA's advice to merely continue feeding this Melamine poison to your precious, defenseless child.

What on earth could you do to save his/her life when it turns out that the FDA made the same "We advise taking Thalidomide to prevent miscarriage" mistake? THAT error led to terribly disfiguring birth defects. Or the medical world's horrific error in advising parents to remove tonsils and adenoids to prevent sore throats? THAT blunder led to cases of Lupus Erythematosus, Cervical and other cancers!!!!

(The medical world has since realized that tonsils and adenoids are part of the human body's defense system)

Please! Thoroughly check the labels of your child's formula packaging (if it includes numbers of suspect formula, DUMP IT), and do consider other safety measures.

I know that not every woman can breast-feed. Do what you can to eliminate danger from your baby's diet.

URGENT UPDATE: One full day after I posted the above, this
NEW INFORMATION became available.

To your good health and your baby's,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Want to Stop Kicking the Other Person in Bed? Want to Lose that Leg Pain?


27 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

Restless Leg Syndrome is the expensive name for that problem you might have with kicking the other person in your bed or simply kicking off the covers when you don't even realize what's happening.

The good news is that RLS is NOT a reason for a divorce. It's a treatable problem. But if you take allergy medications, your spouse might wonder WHAT is going on in your head! Allergy meds might make you kick more often and harder as you sleep!

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University say that the connection between allergy medications and RLS "is that histamine receptors -­ proteins found on the surface of some cells that are triggered by histamine ­ in the brain - work to modulate nerve responses. When activated, histamine receptors stimulate alertness or wakefulness."

So far, the solution is to minimize the allergens around you. Get rid of what causes your allergic symptoms. Then you can reduce your medication.

Guess what those JHU docs figured out about reducing arthritis pain?


The simple explanation: grapes have something that causes "antihyperalgesic effects... [in] joint inflammation." It's called flavonoids. They seem to have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Yep, simple grape powder or grapes alone seem to be better at reducing pain than the nonsteroidal drug Meloxicam.

A combination of grape powder and painkiller meloxicam seems to lower pain even more and to reduce the knee swelling associated with inflammation.

"I think there are two important messages here," says Jasenka Borzan, Ph.D., a research associate in anesthesiology at Hopkins. "That consuming flavonoids through natural products like grapes can be beneficial to health in general and also specifically for reducing inflammatory pain; and that consuming natural products like grapes may also be beneficial in reducing the amount of medication necessary to reduce inflammation."


Once again, those western-medicine oriented JHU professionals learned that another
natural solution to a human problem exists in the kitchen cupboard: Curcumin, also called the curry spice turmeric, has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. That prevents oxidative damage ­ damage caused by oxygen ­ and inflammation implicated in the nerve cell death associated with Parkinson's disease. JHU researchers have shown in a laboratory model of Parkinson's disease that curcumin protects cells from dying.

"These results suggest that curcumin is a potential candidate for inhibiting the oxidative damage that leads to Parkinson's disease," says Wanli Smith, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Hopkins. "This common curry spice could be a weapon to protect the brain."

OK, readers, my insistence on the healing and protective effects of an organic foods diet is being validated by medical professionals.

Read my book. Learn how I adjusted my cake and candy-craving, burger wolfing appetite and greatly improved my health when you
BUY YOUR COPY of It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To today!

It sure is A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Monday, November 24, 2008

Look Who Has Credibility!


Lots of people populate the world of book promotion efforts. Some stand out from the rest.

Nikki Leigh (, one of the leaders in book promotion techniques, has spotlighted many successful authors. See the URL on the right-hand margin about my previous appearance on HER blog.

I'm so pleased to let you know that, this week, Nikki included THIS blog in her about-to-be-published manuscript, Book Promo 201.

Nikki entitled the segment Build Your Credibility Through a Blog. Why? Because I keep proving again and again, right here, that my book beat journalists to the deadline when it comes to sharing necessary medical information. Readers find what they NEED TO KNOW long before they learn of it through mainstream media.

BUY YOUR COPY OF It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge TODAY!

Best of health to you, Yocheved

Here's How to Clean Out Your Arteries!


26 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

Doctors from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) organization have evidence that excessive levels of our hormones can damage our arteries. That's NOT good for heart health. Evidence from one of their recent studies might explain why men with too much testosterone have even MORE risk of developing heart disease than do women with unhealthily high levels of estrogen.

I'll try to simplify things: The study seems to imply that women older than 65, with high levels of estrogen, are more likely than other women to develop coronary artery calcium (CAC) - part of the fatty plaque that builds up in blood vessels and hardens arteries. Men over 55, with higher testosterone levels than same-aged men with the lowest testosterone levels, were 48 percent more likely to develop CAC.

It's a worldwide problem. The dreary title of the findings and its conclusions, " Sex Hormones and the Risk of Coronary Artery Calcium Progression in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis," were announced November 11 at the American Heart Association's annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.

Ready for the perplexing part of this scary situation? Erin D. Michos, M.D., M.H.S., assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute says that "We know many things that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol and diabetes. But 10 percent to 20 percent of people who get heart disease don't have these risk factors, so we need to understand other factors that might be involved. Our results suggest that someday, in addition to testing your cholesterol and blood sugar levels to assess your heart disease risk, your doctor may want to measure your sex hormone levels as well."

There's more to the story of course, and that will be revealed over time.

Let's cut to the good news:

OK class, what does MY BOOK recommend for lowering those excessive hormone levels that only seem to hurt your body, not to help it? Start learning the simple answer on page 101 ;^ )

If you need to have me clarify the solution for you, drop me a line at

Er, the doctor who can address this health problem is listed in the Resources section of It's MY Crisis, too. I recommended him for a very good reason. He's one of the reasons why I wrote A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Sunday, November 23, 2008

To Be on the Safe Side...


25 Mar-Cheshvan

Whenever I speak about my book in public, and as I indicate several times in my
book, the emphasis is on being non-judgmental. A person who is ill can't choose or control their SYMPTOMS. Despite focused efforts and the best of intentions, a seriously ill individual can't always control their REACTIONS to those symptoms either.

Click on this
New York Daily News article to understand why the ordinary acts of walking, chewing, seeing correctly (among other problems) can be more than some brain tumor patients can manage.

One item that the article does not address is the exhaustion that goes with brain tumors, especially after surgical removal. A human body works hard to overcome the trauma that surgery can be. The aftermath might include: healing scars, replenishing blood supplies, shedding drugs used during surgery, fighting off seizures and perhaps accommodating anti-seizure medication (wow does that stuff have side-effects). There's another adjustment going at the same time: learning to use nerves that are no longer compromised by the weight or other interference of the now-gone tumor(s). That adjustment is unique to each person.

Coupled with everything else going on in the person's body, a sense of sleepiness sometimes lingers for weeks or months. It's a sign that the body is tired from all the coping mechanisms it uses.

It is NOT a sign of unhappiness.

I'll say it again: Some people confuse the physical drain with emotional depression. Please don't. You'll just confuse everybody and choose unhelpful responses. That's not good.

Don't make assumptions. The perplexing state of affairs is true for many medical problems. Choose compassion, not panic. Ask questions of doctors and therapists; seek out solutions that improve life for the ill person and for you.

Winter's here with grayer days while the holiday season beckons us to be happy. A serious medical situation can complicate things. Here's my suggestion for minimizing the hardship:

BUY MY BOOK and read about some wonderful coping strategies proven effective over time. There's a reason that a minister, rabbis, scientists and doctors wrote their recommended reading praises on the cover of It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

Wishing you a pleasant holiday season,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hear Me on the Air! What's Gonna Happen in 2009? Or Before...?


22 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

Late in Israel's afternoon yesterday, I was interviewed about my book on the Arutz 7 "Judean Eve" show with Eve Harow. We had to make do with a mere 15-minute timeslot about an hour or so after the show began, but I managed to speak of some essential ideas. Listen in by clicking
INR, then click on LISTEN NOW.

On to another topic:

Stuff happens. Some of it affects our health and welfare. I tend to be concerned about the winter holiday season because so many defenseless shoppers and vacationers fill easily targeted areas.

Today's post is a simple plea: Please. Be careful out there.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Doctor Will Save You Now...


It's so maddening to hear some flunky announce that "The doctor is not in right now..." when you are suffering. You just want to throw the phone or a tantrum at them!

Calm down. Some medical professionals have ears as wonderful as their hearts. I have a terrific story to share with you:

WOW. Some story, huh?

Read my book and learn how to talk so YOUR doctor (and nurses) can listen better to YOU!

To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Book Beat Medical Professionals to the Deadline!


20 Mar-Cheshvan

Sometimes I am taken aback to discover just how valuable my book can be. That sense of surprise happens when Mass Media relates medical news or warnings to the public and I realize that MY BOOK ALREADY ADDRESSED THE TOPIC.

What made me catch my breath today, a year and a half after the publication of It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To? The Baltimore Sun newspaper just ran an article about how to prevent medication mistakes for people on several medicines at home or in a hospital. This advice is especially important for elderly patients (not just for the elderly, but especially for them. Younger readers can also benefit from the advice).

Check out
Expert advice: Medication misuse.

My book addresses the problem on pages 36, 37 and 70. Readers of any age can protect themselves from medication errors by reading the information there.

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I highly recommend that you
BUY MY BOOK TODAY to find out what other important information you need LONG BEFORE anyone else lets you in on it.

As my link for professional writers indicates, I'm a savvy and quite successful researcher. My book is filled with information YOU NEED. Click HERE, then on View Full Profile to see what I mean.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Free Stuff for Your Child's School!


15 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

Here's an appealing announcement from the folks at Johns Hopkins University, on behalf of eight tribal colleges and universities and several Native American organizations, with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

"Schools across the country
now have free access to an innovative set of
teaching tools designed to increase
the understanding of science, health, and diabetes
among American Indian
and Alaska Native students from
kindergarten through the 12th grade.

The comprehensive new curriculum,
called "Health is Life in Balance,"
is being launched today at the
Smithsonian's National Museum
of the American Indian in Washington, D.C."

Learn more about it when you click on
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Be sure to check out National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIDDK.

My book could have tipped you off about how to learn of this innovation. Can't imagine what you're missing by not knowing about other valuable information inside the pretty covers?

There's a reason it's still holding the #2 spot on the Musella Foundation site.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2 BIG Reasons to Smile!


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The medical world offers TWO reasons to smile today!

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life