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!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Healthcare without Politics: Ask for What You Need from Foundations Ready to Help YOU


26 Tevet, 5774

Latinos Shun Obamacare Over Deportation Fears

Scary headlines.

And they might become worse.

Some folks indulge in exaggerations, lies and other efforts to avoid, or to disguise the truth. 

Their victims might warn other people to "Bring a shovel" - to clean up the BS - or to "Wear tall boots!" so they can avoid soiling themselves in the verbal BS and the mind games some people play with it.

This warning from NBC News alerts Americans to expect more problems with Obamacare, and why: WEAR YOUR BOOTS!

People around the world need more and better medical care coverage as health care innovations - and their prices - increase. 

One example of this is that Israelis need to have breast thermography added to their healthcare basket of benefits.

Here's a simple solution to the mess: A Do-it-Yourself healthcare book that lets you know of terrific, affordable medical resources and charitable foundations around the world and how to contact them!

Those organizations charge modest fees for healthcare, prescriptions, medical appliances, medical transportation and other necessities. 

The charitable organizations 
pay all or part of the price 
for you!!!

The organizations are staffed by people who truly want to help others. And they do. Politics are not part of the picture.

They help all ethnic groups. 

Some even specialize in addressing the health care concerns of specific ethnic groups.

All you need to do is to

  • Read the book (especially the 
  • Global Resources section), 
  • Use the organization skills it teaches, 
  • Learn to smile again with the funny insights shared in there, and 
  • Contact the Organizations YOU or someone you know NEEDS. Then request the help you need.

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

Find the page - and resources - you need, in the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge


Friday, December 27, 2013

Here's How to Buy the Book YOU Need - to Feel Better FAST!


24 Tevet, 5774

I received an E-mail from a fan of this blog, 
asking how to buy

The answer is simple 
and all over this blog.

Hotlinks in each blogpost 
take you directly to 
the book's publisher, 

You can also buy it directly from the publisher 
by using the hotlinks in the right-hand margin
of this blog.

Booklocker mails the printed book 
to the address you provide.

Booklocker sends the E-book 
onto the computer monitor
you specified
as soon as you've paid for it.

It is illegal for you to share that E-book
with other people as it is a form of theft 
from my income and Booklocker's.

Here's how to order 
print or E- book
in 3 simple steps:

1) Click on the image of the book 
or on the title wherever it appears
in my blogposts. 

That takes you directly to 
the publisher's ordering page.

2) Choose which type of book you want: Printed copy or E-book.

3) Be sure to indicate where your order should be delivered.Pay for it.

After you made and paid for your book selection, 
Booklocker will send a printed copy of the book to you

You don't need to buy the printed version from other book sellers (you can, but they take longer to send it out).

Booklocker sends the E-book 
onto your monitor
as soon as you've paid for it.

print or E- book
when you click HERE.

I hope you'll feel, and BE better, after reading it.

Many readers have let me know they got their grin back in one reading. Then they shared those smiles with other people.

Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.  

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

Find the book you - or someone important to you needs - by clicking here. Get YOUR grin back!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

How to Help Ill and Disabled People to Face Life with Dignity and Optimism


21/22 Tevet, 5774

EMPOWERING Author Helps Ill and Disabled Readers to Face Life with Dignity and Optimism – Connect and Find Out Why.

Yocheved Golani’s It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge is helping readers worldwide. The E-book and print edition are different from other self-help, inspirational books. Why? Because of the author who wrote it.

Yocheved doesn’t play “Holier than you” games with her readers nor does she pretend that all will be sweet if only you follow the suggestions in the book. From cover to cover, Yocheved acknowledges the pain, confusion and anger that go with illness. She shares practical, proven ways to “Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity. Face Your Future with Optimism” throughout the text. Different chapters show you how to tame the insurance and medical paperwork monster, how to remember every medical appointment and medication (including what they’re for!); even the names of all the doctors involved in your medical care or your loved one’s.

There are humorous takes on life throughout the book, including a “knock ‘em flat” response to critics who insist you have no right to cry "... because G’D only gives what we can handle” (ever heard of a nervous breakdown? Death? Lifelong disabilities? The need to recover from a setback?). They and Yocheved validate your emotions and let you laugh so you can restore your sense of perspective, your zest for life AND your better self to the overall picture. You might even end up feeling better about G'D!

There’s a reason that medical and mental health professionals recommend 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 chuckles that he gives it to patients on chemotherapy and to addicts in rehab. “They don’t call me much after that. “They feel better just reading the book!”

Yocheved Golani is different from other authors in the medical, self-help and inspirational genre because she’s honest about what it takes to cope with harsh reality and end up smiling. No white-washing with her. Just solid stress-busting information proven to work over time, plus time-saving leads to the cost-cutting information ill people need. The Global Resources section at the back of the book is a goldmine of organizations willing to provide you with a free wheelchair, medical transportation, affordable medication or medical appliances and lots more!

Get someone (including yourself!) a great gift for the holiday season. Let them learn how to enjoy it more, and at all, when they read It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

“Yocheved Golani energizes us all to partner with GOD to seek and savor life to the fullest for both our mental and physical health. This book is lifesaving, emotionally rewarding, spiritual, funny and helpful…” - Dr Judith Guedalia PhD, Director of Neuropsychology Unit and Chief Medical Psychologist ER Trauma(MCE) Team at Shaarei Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel

Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge any time of the year!

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

Find solutions to help you (even if you're a youngster) - in a fun-to-read book!


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Shop Online and Save Someone's Psyche - Yours, too!


19 Tevet, 5774

Wintry weather has traveled the globe and I bet LOTS of people are happy to shop online. No need to slog through slush, ice, snow or biting winds. The digital experience can prevent colds, stress and maybe more.

If you're wondering what to give as presents to people in need of financial and emotional solutions to medical and mental health problems, follow the suggestions below.

There’s a reason that medical and mental health professionals recommend It’s MY Crisis! And I’ll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. Read how one of them saved his life with it on the back cover:

"I received EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge one week after I suffered my own medical crisis and found it very helpful. [It] will be of great benefit both in dealing with the fragile emotional health of sick patients and the stressful situation of the patient's caregiver… [with] very practical comprehensive information for dealing with a health-related crisis that is so seldom available to someone who is ill and preoccupied with their own troubles. Ill people are often compromised and often don't know where to look for guidance. Putting so much useful information at their fingertips will help them navigate the difficulties of a confusing medical system. Combined with [the author's] encouragement to never give up hope, the book will be of great aid to anyone with a sudden serious medical emergency." - Daniel Eisenberg, MD, Department of Radiology at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA; Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Imaging at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine; Medical Ethicist

World-renown psychiatrist Dr. A. Twerski chuckles gives to patients on chemotherapy and to addicts in rehab. “They don’t call me much after that. “They feel better just reading the book!”

"She’s Jewish and I'm Christian, but the importance of the spirituality in It’s MY Crisis! was incredibly accurate.” Carl Phillips, ASTA Certified Hospital Consultant and Wesleyan lay minister

"I read thru most of Yocheved Golani's book. Of course I found it almost personalized so I treat it as a resource guide. I will undoubtedly re-read after I get an overview but it is a great read and she is obviously quite a woman." - James Owen (Tzadok Osher) Herlands a'h

"The workbook is very good! We're glad we had you speak for our clients and supporters." Karen Traub, co-founder Jewish Caring Network

"Yocheved Golani's guide issues a powerful 'can-do' message to those most in need of it... A person facing a serious medical threat needs to believe that… positivity and determination make a difference… Golani sets out a compelling argument for taking action: help yourself, get help from others, strategise, maximise whatever you've got. Do whatever needs to be done to get well and overcome your illness, even when you don't feel like it. It could save your life. It could save the life of your loved one… this combination of the can-positive attitude and the do-positive action lessons extend far beyond the medical sphere to life challenges whatever they may be. They are lessons we can't afford to ignore!" – Life Coach Y. Ives, England

"... Yocheved Golani has created a wonderful resource for those going through... life crises. Written with hopefulness, optimism... Yocheved’s book inspires and guides us to meet our own challenges with strength, determination, resilience, and faith." Shiela Strauss, Ph.D., NIH Public Health Researcher USA

"What an incredible wealth of information: spiritual, philosophical, psychological, medical, etc! The book is filled with sound ideas and sage advice. I recommend it to everyone!" – Rabbi Danny Myers, Menorat HaMaor in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel

Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.  The publisher ships as soon as you place your order right here.

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

Find solutions simply and pleasantly. The book is filled with them.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Haveil Havalim Blog Carnival Parshat Shemot edition!


18 and 19 Tevet, 5773

From time to time I share the privilege of hostessing the
 Haveil Havalim blog roundup aka CarnivalNow that we Israelis have shaken off the Canadian winter that blew in here a week and a half or so ago, seen our municipal workers push MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SNOW out of the way (sort of) 

and enjoyed rising temperatures - our fingers thawed out and we can type! No more brain freeze-either. whew

Here we go with a majorly funny Snowball Effect - in a country without enough shovels (for snow and citizenry interested in clearing out some politicians):

Mr. Haveil Havalim himself, aka Esser Agarot, offers
Naftali Bennett Misses the Boat.

Doug Greener shares "What Makes Beer Kosher?"  and ...

Ariel ben Yohanan looks at traffic through a spiritual/archaeological lens at London/Washington & Nahum Barnea.

Jacob Richman shares
pix of the recent Israeli snow storm remnants! No kidding? We had a snowstorm? I'm wiped out from sliding all over black or white ice. Slippery stuff. It was hard to see without electricity...

Ya'aqov HH assures me and you that, yes indeedy,
Israel had an Historic (DAMAGING) Snowstorm (sorry, school kids. You'll probably have to study the topic in your history books next time the new editions come out). 

I'm sure that many HHers would like to join Ya'aqov HH and heave a GINORMOUS snowball at the guilty party over
John Kerry's Persistence.

Ruth Palatnik teaches us a thing or 2 about how to stick to your exercise/fitness goals no matter the weather or whatever in A Few Small Points

Ruth shares another life lesson At the Toy Store (it's very much like those in the happiness videos I shared at this very blog days ago. Keep up with the class, kids! Ruth and I are on to to something good).

Hmm, what would an HH blog Carnival be without Batya Medad's involvement? Insufficient, to tell the truth. Here are her looks at life: BIG Country, Small Country

Let's sign off with a few items: Another entry from Mr. HH-Esser Agorot, entitled Commenting on an IDF Facebook Photo

A word from our 
SPONSOR at this week's Torah portion, Parshat Shemot

Need to cheer up over that medical or mental health issue in your life? Buy the E-book or print edition of doctor-recommended EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge

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

Face life with increasing confidence, one baby step at a time.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to Find Happiness & Humor in Life's Challenges


14/15 Tevet, 5773

Israel is recovering from the wintery onslaught that hit us last week. Here's a look at how I'm managing - with the copy & paste of a message I'd E-mailed to friends earlier today:

I'm back in Jerusalem as I type this message, studying my coding course. Here's my FYI about public - or any - transportation:

I made it to class though my bus could not access B-street due to black ice plus mounds of snow blocking the driver's view/access to left lane. The driver had to back up the whole goshdarn road as I thanked GOD we remained alive during that process. After disembarking I then crawled over the moving ice floes and piles of snow along the highway so I could walk alongside moving vehicles to reach the school building (sidewalks piled high with frozen snow were too hazardous). I chose the sunlit part of road as sunshine was melting black ice. It's a serious hazard to drivers and pedestrians.

I had to surmount a mountain of snow to clamber over the curb in front of my school building while hanging on to my purse and shoe bag plus a bottle of water. I called out for 2 men to give me their hands so I could do it without dying in the process. I had to leave the highway traffic alongside me and not fall backward into it. The men helped me and all is well. Drivers slowed down to give me "space" to jump atop and climb over the snow.

I arrived at 8AM, logged in and began to work when the lights went out! Our maintenance guy restored electricity and I logged back in. 

Roads are filled with inexperienced drivers and a HUGE miracle is that I did not see evidence of any accidents from my starting point to my destination. Jerusalem sidewalks are frozen and snow-piled in some spots. Trees are down all over and present walking/driving difficulties.

The amazing thing is the cheerful mood everybody seems to be in. Everyone's working together to cope with the weather-caused problems.

BUSES ARE NOT GOING INTO GEULA. Bar Ilan is open but with spotty bus service. Milk has arrived to Neve Yakov. 

Be smart. "Go" before you leave the house (use the bathroom!), travel lightly and stay home if you can. Some Jerusalem buildings are still not open to the public as of 9:40AM. This is all the verified info I know for now.

UPDATE: according to the J'lm website, buses within the city started at 8AM, lite rail at 5:30AM.

buses INTO the city began at 6AM
buses OUT of the city began at 7AM

some schools are starting at 10AM - if you can figure out how to safely get each child to a different place at the same time.

Good luck to everyone. Err on the side of caution to stay safe. 

Facing obstacles and dealing with them can be very empowering, success or no success. 

Why? Because you get to know, in your very gut, that you did your best instead of caving in. And sometimes the situation you face can be turned into a  humorous or inspirational perspective to reflect upon. 

That builds self esteem, a sense of satisfaction no matter the outcome.

This video explains that concept, somewhat. Listen in.

Want to learn how to put your medical or mental health challenges into perspective? 

Read the book that readers, medical and mental health professionals recommend (especially pages 8-27, 36-41 & 58).

Buy E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge

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

Look for the humor in life. 

Faith, family and work can help. So can a willingness to be happier than you have been.


Monday, December 16, 2013

How to Cope with a Bad Mood FAST!


13 Tevet, 5773

From Israel to the USA, lives have been battered and endangered by snowstorms. Property has been destroyed, lives altered in serious, lasting ways.

The news has its upbeat side, too: Several thousand Israeli homes have had electricity restored, babies were born after pregnant moms were safely evacuated to hospitals, stranded motorists received safe shelter and food, and Israel's soldiers are helping wherever they canThey've spread across the mapWOW.

While all this was going on, people faced fears, misery (cold, hunger and health matters among them) and uncertainty. 

Many of them focused on the improvements going on or about to happen. Some people indulged in delightful memories of having been helped some time ago.

The people providing necessary help did it despite their personal inconvenience.

 Here are photos of Israel's rare winter storm of note.

When pain is raw and deep, reach for decency and perspective. That strengthens you to right the wrongs of life, or to deal with them sensibly.

Need insight on how to do that? Listen in.

Need to read a book that teaches those lessons, too? 

It was written before the author had ever heard of Tal Ben-Shachar.

Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge


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

Fill your life with optimism; Use perspective.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Israel and I are Snowed In! Tips for Staying for Warm & Dry All Around the World...


12 Tevet, 5773

If you haven't heard the record-making news, the Middle East has been hit by a blizzard. Desert-dwellers are not prepared for such developments, as a rule. Israel's soldiers have helped stranded motorists to reach safety, and strangers took in people who needed shelter. 

Sand scattered on roads, snowplows and salt are now part of the Israeli scene.

Other news-worthy stuff is going on:

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I'm thrilled to have kept a long, water-proof down coat in my closet, with thick gloves and waterproof boots for Israel's cold winters. These items have helped me to weather the days-long storm.

Here's my advice for coping with some of the difficulties, fresh off one of my Facebook pages:

My indoor and/or outdoor coping tips for the cold weather: Wear leg warmers (you can knit them in a hurry), layers of clothing, and fingerless gloves alone or under regular mittens/gloves for added warmth. Wear XL kitchen gloves over your knitted gloves,to keep them dry outdoors. It's the cold water not drying out that makes hands super-duper cold. You can prevent that misery by keeping water off your hands/gloves..
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I highly recommend keeping your sense of humor going strong. That lets you cope with problems. Check out this message from last week:

So natch the administrators change their minds about my medical coding class members having to attend school AFTER this morning's blizzard shuts off electricity to my classroom. I returned home soggy, happy to be alive (Israelis are so not used to driving in blizzards) and still laughing from the snowball fight i initiated with the school's guard. Gun shmun. You can't whup a Golani with a big fat snowball and a silly streak miles wide!

If you have other good suggestions to share, please comment below this blogpost.

Have fun with the white stuff.


Learn how to see your medical and/or mental health issues - life itself - in perspective. Get your grin back.

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

Replace pain with a better attitude.