These men wrote Book Reviews for the Introduction of Archives of the Vagina: A Journey through Time by Dr. Margaret Aranda. Each is a woman’s healthcare expert in his own right. 1. Walter E. …
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For most people, a traumatic or acquired brain injury starts in the car.
Two million Americans will get a brain injury this year.
If there is lots of blood or broken bones on the car accident scene, or if someone is in a coma, a severe traumatic brain injury can be diagnosed on site.
At first glance, however, you need to know that a mild traumatic brain injury isn’t so obvious, like a giant train just fell out a window.
No, not at all. But the brain damage can be immense.
Here’s a looking-glass view of the brain and how it’s encased in the skull with the spinal cord. So you see?
Everything can seem perfectly normal.
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These things are my musings:
Stop wasting your time in life, and get to the important mission of your spiritual path.
It’s almost the end of January, 2017 and this year is going to better! Let’s contemplate where we are.
Many people tell me that they don’t like this life is “real.” They don’t really feel as if they “belong” here on earth, and and they definitely “don’t fit in.” This is such a daily struggle for some that they talk to me, telling me (since I’m a doctor) that they struggle with suicide, daily. It’s because they really do feel that different, and they seek to belong. Their struggle is intense, persistent, and pervasive. They must find themselves.
Perhaps the self-struggle (and that’s what it may be) is because they are more spiritual than they know. Perhaps you are more spiritual than you know, too. Read on.
It’s time for you to start praying to God. There’s no other shortcut that I know, no human that can ‘fix’ this, no medication to take. Perhaps that is because there’s nothing “wrong” with you and God is calling out for you to seek his face. Maybe your spirit is lonely for God’s spirit.
Searching to belong? You must know that God is watching out for you. Whether you realize it or not, it’s time to give up the struggle to ‘belong.’ No one has to ‘belong.’ It’s genuinely and mathematically correct to not belong, as we are unique.
No one is YOU.
It could be that you don’t ‘belong,’ you never have, you never will, and that’s OK. Why? Because you are different. You are tuned into spiritual things, not material things of this world, as if your tuning is honed into a different wavelength than the norm. Perhaps you need to accept this and be grateful that you are thinking on your own and striving to ‘find’ yourself.
You need to be comfortable in your own skin.
I started my spiritual walk when I was seven years old, in 2nd grade. I prayed with my patients, and I’m not the only doctor that does that. After my car accident, I was a Pastor. I have always prayed a lot and people tell me I say good, short, easy prayers. I think this is a good prayer for anyone who wishes to be more spiritual.
🙏🏽 This is my daily prayer:
“Let me walk in your straight path, keeping my eyes on you. Send me people who bring me closer to you, and allow the negative influences to walk away from me. If I lose everyone but you, I am willing to do that. Thank you, I thank you, God, for making yourself known to me. I will watch for your signs. Lead me, guide me, comfort me. Amen.”
Now wait, and be expectant and hopeful.
👌🏽 The catch is that when a door slams in your face, you will know it. It will slam hard. But you will also know that you asked for it. So accept it and MOVE ON to the opened doors. Stop wasting your time in life and get to the important mission of your spiritual path. Acknowledge and thank God for answering your prayer. Then, move onward and forward!
🙌🏽 When you see an opened door, it is also important to acknowledge it and thank God for answering your prayer. No one will consider something to be “an answered prayer” because they didn’t say the prayer themselves, they aren’t you, and perhaps they are not walking in spirituality, but in carnality …so be careful who you talk to, as they may oppose your spirituality.
Only you know when your wishes come true. Only you know the true desires of your own heart, and when they are fulfilled.
So never look for validation from someone else. Look inside your own spirit.
You’ll grow your spiritual heart. This will also help you to announce your spirituality to yourself. “Walking in Spirituality” will become a way of life. My book, Stepping from the Edge, teaches you how to Really Believe God. Step-by-step, Workbook style, it gives you the pearls of wisdom gleaned from a hard life filled with obstacles and ‘bad luck.’ I hope you can learn from it, so here is Chapter One, FREE. Winner, Nancy Mills’ Spirited Woman Tip 12 Book Pick List.
Final thought: Perhaps you are in this world,
but are not of this world. Perhaps it’s this way for all of us.
Thank you for reading my writings.
Spurring you on to Momentous Occasions.
Remember to Cherish the Moments.
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Is it just me, or are people using the word, ‘luck’ more often?
I applied for an intern type of position and was rejected. It was explained that I ‘wasn’t lucky.’
Tate Publishing emailed me, sending me to their main website. Since I published 5 books with Tate already, my only Click leads me to either wait for further contact or terminate my Contract. The last sentence reads,
We extend our sincerest thanks to our clients for allowing us to serve them, and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.
~ Tate Publishing
Thoughts: this is supposed to be a ‘Christian’ company. Where is God? (Make that, “Thought”)
Thought: If this is all the information a published author has received to date, how is it forthcoming enough to volunteer to terminate a contract? And pay $50 per book for it? … by check, money order or cashier’s check, no credit cards …
For those of us with published books, it looks like we’re waiting for someone else to market for us … but wait!
Hey! But wait! I’m doing my own marketing on Twitter!
I have lovely friends Tweet my books: @Selim Yeniceri, @JETAR9, @nine_oh, @JulezPooh, @TBGTNT, @losman1976, @ChronicPainDad, @jiggaz31,@fibromadness, @omasoncharles, @RayLooker1, @SkyeWolfie, @AliTheKing19, @lunatictravel, @KirbyLana @AquaSolutionsAFM and more – you need to read all my social media articles and go on Twitter!
What if Tate was supposed to ‘release’ my book, soon? My choice is to either wait for an alternate publisher, or to go here to terminate. My 6th book is Coming Soon and I’m so happy I’m not relying on Tate. So I just realized:
If I had gone with Tate, my book would be in limbo. No, purgatory.
Again, if you know the ‘bad luck’ I’ve had in my life, you’d think the publisher is having problems just because of me! I looked at what Tate said to new Authors whose books have not been released. Mind you, that means that an author with a new book could have gone back and forth with a publisher several times, over the course of 3 – 6 months, or longer:
Thought: That’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears deleted with a click of a button. So many revisions were potentially made on someone’s book, and the author may not even have access to the most recent work. All… that … work …
Short note to vendors:
I wish our new publishing house was up and running and could open its arms to all the authors affected by this unfortunate sequence of unfolding events. Anyone want to invest in a publishing company? Who knows, right?
I do know one thing: It’s not luck that’s going to get us out of this plight. It’s God, and I’m not afraid to say it. I pray for all affected.
I’m going to hope for the best, plow onward and forward, and see how things unfold. Thanks for staying with me on this one. Let us know if you hear anything. Thanks.
You’re amazing and incredible.
I got rejected from a handful of medical schools. So I’m used to being rejected. And I’m used to being told flat-out that my application was rejected. I’m just not used to blaming these things on ‘luck.’
Luck doesn’t have anything to with the decisions that other people make about your life. Other people can control your life by choosing to put you in a less than optimal position.
What happens next is due to you, how you react, and whether or not you take it to God.
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I am not sure. But something happened.
I’ve published five books with Tate Publishing.
Yesterday, I received an email with the same message that now replaces the Tate Publishing main website url for all authors and the public:
Tate Publishing is experiencing a transition period and we are no longer accepting any new authors or artists. All authors and artists will be contacted directly within the next few weeks about the status of your production and your options for completing your projects.
Alternatively, if you wish to terminate your relationship with us before this transition is complete, please fill out and return the appropriate form for each title:
That was the end of the email, but for the links, which you can take.
Before you read further, it’s important you experience what I did – and other authors, too. Go ahead and read the links, to get the picture.
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I wanted to write about this and what it means to me.
Personal testimony. I’ve been bed-ridden and disabled for almost 11 years, after a tragic car accident took me to the doorway of Heaven. I lost my standing as the Keck USC-and Stanford-trained anesthesiologist that I was. My coveted Fellowship training in critical care was spent on my own body. I’m grateful that much medical knowledge remains in me.
I’ve miraculously survived, when people took me for dead. Many gave up on me.
Mostly, I won’t give up on myself because I know that God doesn’t give up on me.
I’ve suffered. I went through hell learning how to walk and talk again. I still can’t stand up without almost fainting.
The physical struggle has been one gigantic and unforgiving mountain. And it hasn’t been filled with green pastures, no. It’s been an icy, slippery, cold and dark. And lonely. It’s one messed-up, challenging mountain of recovery, every single step of the way etched to perfection. Or else. I fell. I got DI again. I got up.
No one told me I was on this mountain. I fell again. I had no preparation, no gear. Just God, and the ‘No More Tears’ I felt… and the ‘Hum, drum, drip, drop’ of my PICC line IV, 24/7 … these were constant reminders of a life worth living. A Live Worth Living. My LIFE.
Loving friends on Facebook, You Tube, and Twitter wrote me, sang a song to me, and supported my efforts. #MyCaringFriends are there to the end. They saved me, too.
I didn’t look like myself. I looked dead.And at other times, I looked pretty but felt dead. I was ridiculed and taken as a liar, like millions of patients with chronic or invisible illnesses not readily diagnosed by trained doctors who are trained to think in a certain, structured way: the doctor’s SOAP Note.
I’m not structured. I don’t fit into what doctors learn.
I knew that inside, I radiated life. I felt it.
I wasn’t myself, but I was still ‘me.’
Being an ‘M.D.’ didn’t always help me; in fact, it hurt me many times as I was smart, female, and pretty – that’s a bad combination for questioning doctors and defending one’s self to people who are supposed to love you. Then. I fell. NO, a doctor dropped me on the neuro exam. Oh well. I dusted myself off. I did that every day, and kept my eyes on God. That’s my focus for survival. I don’t know any other way of living: I got up one more time.
After five books, I wanted to go off disability and become a full-time writer to tell my story in the hopes that it would help someone else. I also wished to make a new life for my children, to salvage something from all the losses. For this, I was laughed at even more. I don’t care: my fate does not rely in man, but in God.
I still have hope that my dreams will come true.
Now, I don’t know what is going to happen to my books.
The Little Missy Two-Shoes Series is what worries me the most, as I want my grandchildren to giggle at them.
I Can Hear Their Laughter
I want to sit in the sun-lit rays
By a leaded glass window
In the stillness of glistening, misty light.
I’ll read to my grandchildren
As I simultaneously recall
Reading it to my daughter for her birthday
So long ago, before the car accident.
I’ll sit with my back very straight,
to show children that reading is something
you sit straight for – it’s something … special.
And I’ll smile.
Because I’ll know that my dream came true.
All for the grace of God, My Dream Came True.
My grandchildren will hold these books in their tiny, little hands. I can see their fingers.
I still have to teach many other children about not being worried or frightened about such things as ladybugs and going to school.
Missy’s brother has a special stuffed animal. They sometimes fight over it.
MandiPandi is her best friend, with Lyme Disease.
Little Missy Two-Shoes loves everyone, as she hasn’t been tainted by peer pressure. She’s pure…That’s my dream.
Assessment. Believe me when I say that I’m used to taking negativity and turning it into positivity. Every problem has a solution. Life is like math. Just take the problem and turn it into a variety of solutions, if needed. I go over all this in my newest book. Oh!
Coming Soon: My 6th book…hmmm, is that coincidence, or is it God?
The publisher is Selim Yeniceri.
We’ve decided to start a publishing business together!
We’ll be working madly to get it all situated just so finely!
…so the end of this story is not here yet.
But I can tell you one thing, as I have great clarity: It’s going to be a new beginning. Something good is going to happen, something that would not have happened if events didn’t line themselves up just so.
Remain hopeful. Keep writing. Be kind.
Keep moving onward and forward, My Caring Friends!
~Dr. Margaret Aranda
Because that’s what I do:
I take the negativity and turn it into positivity.
You can do the same thing, too.
And if you listen very carefully, you too can hear the pages turning as I read Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug to my grandchildren … just listen ….
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