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Unconventional Self-Care: 5 Refreshing Tips to Recharge Your Soul

In addition to managing my own business as a healthcare advocate, you may also know that I am a mother of five and the guardian of my mother, who has dementia and lives with me (with an amazing live-in carer btw!). I get asked about self-care a lot. From friends. From clients. “How should I …

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5 Hidden tips about Bituach Leumi

When I first made aliyah, ‘back when dinosaurs roamed the earth’, as my kids would say, Bituach Leumi was considered an opaque box of unpleasantness that was out to hide the money you had coming to you. Okay, slight hyperbole, but you get the picture. It was not a well-liked institution. In 2012, the government …

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A deep dive into Bituach Leumi (Israel National Health Insurance)

Part I: How to feel empowered within a rigid bureaucratic system True story. A new immigrant called up her kupat cholim (HMO) and said she wanted to know if she could see a different doctor in the same quarter, because she hadn’t liked the manner of this particular doctor.  The clerk on the other end …

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