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Lately I've had the pleasure of learning about some pretty fascinating things-treatments for adult lazy eye,  new less invasive ways to do corneal transplants and treat breast cancer, a program to help those with early stage Alzheimer's and even correct flat feet.  These are just a few to bring up.

Maybe it's the old "teacher" in me, but I've loved every minute of the research, the interviews and the writing.  I've also loved reading the comments and the e-mails I've received from readers who are in some way touched by what my words have meant to me.

It's been my pleasure to talk to people from all walks of life who are willing to share their experiences at first just one-on-one with me-knowing all along that I'd be sharing their stories with people in Orange County, California where I reside.  

Due to the internet, it amazes me where my stories end up!  When I wrote about "healing touch" therapy-it seemed that about three websites picked up the story from the OC Register and ran it for their members to read.  When I wrote about hypnotherapy to treat teenagers I had several people send me notes thanking me for writing about the subject and just as many who thought I had to be kidding.  

No I wasn't kidding and yes, even the American Psychology Association recognizes the benefits of its use.

When I wrote about a podiatrist who specialized in a new procedure to cure flat feet and that he was starting a fund to help give underprivileged kids the surgery-I received about 10 letters from kids (and one daring young adult) asking me to put in a good word to the "good doctor" on their behalf.

My favorite was the discreet notes sent via the newspaper about a story I did  about female sexual dysfunction.  Yes, I wrote a story for an Orange County newspaper on this subject and yes it ran in the print version-not just online.

Several women wanted to thank me for letting them know that I had given them the courage to make an appointment with their doctors to discus their pain and ask for help.  And now, they even knew who to go to in order to get this help.

I'm really hoping that the two stories I'll be sitting at and composing this weekend do a lot of good.

One is on a program to help Alzheimer patients and the other is on the two latest procedures on treating breast cancer.

Both are very positive stories, informing all of us that if we know of someone we love with either problem that there are new things to try and do-all with very positive and assuring outcomes.

That's what I love about writing-the wonderful people you meet, getting the word out to others and learning absolutely fascinating and useful information.

Now last week, I was in quite a mood-Yana knew this day on fab 40 was a must for me!

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Yana Berlin wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • You Go GIRL!!!!!

      Amazing how popular you’ve gotten in the last few years, and this is just the beginning.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • Carine, keep working your passion. You light up when you write about your writing. I can hear the enthusiasm in your words, it jumps off the page. I’m going to be a regular reader of the OC online. It makes me feel connected with home.

      I’m going to add a dollar sign and your name to my vision board. I think it would be great to see you writing full time and being too busy doing it to keep the day job.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • thank you ladies-you‘re both great for the ego!  I just hope the OC Register doesn’t keep downsizing me right out the door!
      Maybe-if some of our sisters here read some of my work and sent in letters/notes to the editors saying how much they enjoy my articles I will get a fighting chance?



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      Carine Nadel wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • good question!  my free-lance pay is so miniscule that I have no choice but to work a full time day job completely out of my field!
      It took almost 4 years just to get the position at the Register-and it continually is up in the air as to whether or not I actually have a job.  Even the editor I started w/ has no idea from week to week!  Plus, now there’s a good chance that the paper might be sold.  and we all know what happens then!



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