Resources

BUY MY BOOK AND GO FROM FEELING STRESSED TO BEING BLESSED!

I highly recommend you purchase my book Surviving Medical Mayhem – Laughing When It Hurts.  This will give you a wealth of information, encouragement and inspiration to have on your journey to wellness.  This makes a great gift for anyone you know who is experiencing a major health crisis.

FREE RESOURCES – GET THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

If you need more of a “how to”, let me share with you some of the topics discussed in my workshops, and interviews.   Simply fill out the form below and I’ll send you a series of six free resources (one each day for 6 days) on the different topics listed below. These resources include a wealth of knowledge for navigating the medical arena that I learned through personal experience.

Simply hover your mouse pointer over the images below to see a description of each one.

Dr. Shopping – Finding that Special Someone

Finding the right doctor can feel overwhelming and exhausting.  Use these six guidelines to help choose the doctor that is right for you.

Keeping Your Own Medical Record

Understand how the medical recording system works in todays health industry.  Learn the why and how to medical records, your rights as a consumer, and find the best system for your own individual needs and those of your family.  Become empowered by the knowledge and be in partnership with your healthcare provider.

10 Reasons to Change Doctors

While changing health care practitioners can seem like a gargantuan effort; consider the emotional, physical and monetary cost of being cared for improperly.  Here are ten important reasons you should not ignore.

Living Wills and Healthcare Directives - Don’t let the legalese scare you!

Find out what a Living Will, Health Surrogate, Advance Directives, and Anatomical Donation is all about. Get answers to basic questions that are explained in plain English.

Do I Need a Second Opinion?

Frustrated?  Concerned that you are not getting the quality of care you deserve or need?  This resource provides 7 reasons why you should seek a second opinion and how to go about it.

“The Talk”

If you have aging parents, or maybe you yourself are facing medical adversity, it’s time to have a talk.  And we’re not talking about “the birds and the bees”.  Learn how to have this conversation and what to talk about.  Help organize you and your loved ones so that last wishes can be discussed and communicated.   Don’t wait until communication is not possible.  This informative resource will provide you and your loved ones a list of topics to discuss, share and learn from one another.

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  • Here are links to some trusted websites that I have found helpful in my own medical journey.  

    CHRISTIAN SUPPORT

    Proverbs 31 Ministries – Helping women live in relationship with Christ.

    BibleGateway – Website for connecting people to the Bible.

    HEALTH AND WELLNESS

    Addiction Center – A free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.

    American Cancer Society –  Programs and services to help people and their families with cancer.

    CaringBridge – Websites for connecting people when it matters most.

    HelpGuide – Expert resources that help you resolve health issues.

    Hospice Foundation of America – Hospice offers medical care toward a different goal: maintaining or improving quality of life for someone whose illness, disease or condition is unlikely to be cured.

    Parkinson’s Disease Foundation – A national nonprofit dedicated to Parkinson’s disease research, education and advocacy.

    St. Jude Hospital – A research and treatment facility for catastrophic diseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers.

    Testicular Cancer Society – Support for Testicular Cancer (TC) and Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers.

    211 Connect Palm Beach/Treasure Coast – Provides assistance, information, assessment and referral to community services in times of emotional, medical, financial and community crisis.

    Tips for Travelers with Disabilities – Provides Airline Policies for Travelers with Disabilities.

    DrugRehab – a spiritually-inclined treatment process helps thousands of addicts each year find the motivation necessary for recovery.

    The Recover Village – Offers comprehensive treatment for drug & alcohol, eating disorders and mental health treatments tailored to the needs of the individual.  

    SHOPPING

    Sunny Sleevez – Protect your arms from sunburn with style.

    INSPIRATIONAL

    Kathleen’s Kurls – A non profit raising funds for families who have a child affected with a serious illness.

    Positively Positive – Bring uplifting voices and messages  every day. Blog posts, videos, and handpicked quotations are designed to remind us that there is good in every situation, and possibility in every person.

    WRITING LINKS

    Chicken Soup for the Soul – Chicken Soup for the Soul is a publishing, consumer goods and media company based in Cos Cob, CT. It is known for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.

    Susan Heim on Writing – Author and editor, specializing in parenting, multiples, Christian and women’s issues.

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