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No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery
No More Tears: Un Médico que pasó a ser Paciente Inspira Recuperar

Launch Date: April 19, 2013
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There was a day that her life got stumped. First she was a Stanford doctor, then she became a trauma patient due to a car accident. Now, she could not stand up or else she would faint. The doctor-turned-patient had an invisible disease and the doctors were stumped too. What did she have? Why must she live on IV fluid? In No More Tears Dr. Margaret Aranda takes you on a ride to the door of Heaven as she describes her near-death experience after a car accident. She was unable to walk and unable to talk, and for over three years, lived on IV fluid. No More Tears will inspire you to persevere, to speak up, to be that rare bird, that underdog who wins despite the odds.

Unusual because Dr. Aranda wrote this while she had a traumatic brain injury and vertebral artery dissection. Includes a description of her near-death experience as she went to the door of heaven and felt a ray of light hit her leg and then go through her body. She felt the 'No More Tears' of Heaven. It's more than just a book.

From a wheelchair to a walker.

From a walker to a cane. 

 From a cane to walking.  
Includes Tips on:
*  Growing old
*  Being disabled
*  Fighting for yourself
*  Looking for God's promises
*  Managing a PICC line
*  Managing Caregivers
*  The Patient's Bill of Rights
*  How doctors think
*  Dealing with an Invisible Disability
*  Working for Something Good to come out of Something Bad
*  Working to get a Diagnosis
*  How doctors write their notes
*  Sample doctor's SOAP note
*  Preventing Falls
*  Tracking a fall with an Incident Report
*  Caring for the elderly
*  Using a 'Pal' system for your parent in a Nursing Home
*  Exercising in bed 
*  Using a Sample Medication List 
*  Streamlining your health care
*  Believing in Yourself
*  Persevering
Available now at Tate Publishing!
Stepping from the Edge:
The Sequel of No More Tears, this gives you the Tools to Survive One Day at a Time.

Book Exercpt 
"When I was 12, my father sat me down on the cold street curb after telling me we were going for a nighttime walk.  Never guessing that this memory would stay with me forever, I still remember my puzzled enamor.  Why were we going on this walk? Why was he talking to me about the moon?  What did this have to do with anything?
It had to do with life, with reaching for the moon, and with striving to achieve.  It had to do with thinking ‘outside the box’ and having simple faith.  Striving to accomplish the impossible.  Persevering.  Dreaming one’s dreams.  Making mistakes every day, and growing.  Putting yourself out there and taking a deep breath.  Diving into the deep end.
When faced with adversity, compounded circumstances, and technical difficulties, first one needs to recognize that a quagmire exists.   With every quagmire, there exists quicksand and there exists an escape route.   Sometimes one has to force this route to turn a lost potential into a full-force challenge.  Be up for the challenge. “Patience and Fortitude”, my Father said.  “Patience and Fortitude”.  Respond without Reacting."


Going through a hard time or a battle in your life? Or know some one who is? 

If you read the Bible, of course you read stories and Scriptures that are examples of how we are to live through difficult times. In Stepping from the Edge, author Dr. Margaret Aranda reveals her quagmires and her faith. She then answers that timeless question so many have asked her: "How do you do it?" This step-wise instruction manual allows anyone to gradually evaluate their belief system and their responses to stress, in light of how Christ teaches us to respond. If you believe, that’s one thing. But if you really believe, then you should act like it.  It’s all about the choices we make, and in Stepping from the Edge, Dr. Aranda shares real-life examples that empower you to make the right choices and live the life of faith that Christ wants you to live.

Dr. Margaret Aranda is a Stanford-trained physician with a life colored with unusual happenings, mistakes, trials, accomplishments, and miracles.  For example, she ran away at sixteen years old, and graduated high school the same year. Her first husband left her during her first month of medical school, taking their son with him. Then she and her daughter were in a car accident that left her bed-bound for six years. Upon near-recovery, a doctor dropped her and she suffered another Traumatic Brain Injury and DI, which is expected to remain for life. Through it all, she is known for her smile and for looking for the good to come out of the bad.  Dr. Aranda lives quietly with her daughter and two dogs in a horse community in Los Angeles, California. 

Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug
Available now at Tate Publishing!

Enticing Excerpt for you:

Little Missy Two-Shoes

Likes a Ladybug

She likes to see

the ladybugs flying around

all the green trees
telling stores
of morning glories....

Well, it's pretty hard to find any 2-year old who likes a Ladybug. So Dr. Margaret Aranda designed a 2-year old Birthday Party with a Ladybug Theme. Take the book as a Book Reading, have everyone wear black and red, bake a ladybug cake (as seen on her Facebook page), and watch as people roar when the real ladybugs come out of the tupperware you buy at the local nursery! As the story unfolds, Little Missy Two-Shoes realizes that the roses and mountains and sunsets and butterflies live in the same world as the ladybugs, so they must not be all that bad. 

A brave, trusted relative can even volunteer to have the ladybugs unleashed on them as they sit on a chair, harmlessly smiling as they tickle arms and legs, searching for water. The children are simply transformed from fear to fascination, and forever embrace chance! That's what little Missy Two-Shoes is all about! Getting kids to like things that they just normally wouldn't like. And a science experiment, too.
And what a challenge, and how fun is that? 


Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School
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Well, actually Little Missy Two-Shoes would rather stay at home with her Mommy, but she knew she was supposed to have a teacher and a classroom and other kids in her classroom. But it seemed so mixed up and then cat went up the tree and the dog ran away and things just went awry.

But as things settled down, Little Missy Two-Shoes learned that her teacher would be like a magical person that her Mommy was sending her to, and that it would be okay. So, like so many other children, Little Missy Two-Shoes learns to like something she never thought she would like: her teacher. What a great way to start the school year, and just watch out, because your little one may just want you to read this story every single morning before school. 
Because if little Missy Two-Shoes can do it, so can your child!
And who knows, maybe Little Missy Two-Shoes will be a teacher when she grows up, too?

Archives of the Vagina: A Journey through Time
Desde la Menarca hasta la Menopausia: Un Viaje a Través del Tiempo

When I first starting writing this book, I though it would be in readiness for my 10-year old daughter to age through her period, childbearing, and then menopause. I had no idea how many additional issues were at stake for our girls in America. Important issues include the HPV vaccination for 11-12 year old girls, non-disposable pads, the menstrual cup, sponsoring a girl in Africa with menstrual pads, understanding causes of bleeding during pregnancy, miscarriages, hysterectomy, the complications of hysterectomy and surgical menopause, menopause and its effect on aging a woman, women as caregivers, the toll that caregiving takes, the most common causes of death in American women by Ethnicity, the cost of causes of death, the process of dying, and Resources for teens, runaways, women with Invisible Diseases, and Caregivers (to name a few). By far, the most shocking thing I learned is that of all American women over age 45, 40% have had a hysterectomy, and of these, about 50% have had perfectly normal ovaries removed. I just hope it is not this way when my daughter grows up.

Meant as a Reference Guide, this is the type of book that you give your daughter to read one chapter at a time, as it is appropriate for her age. As she becomes a woman, she can refer to it more frequently. And as she matures to menopause, she can learn and understand the Women's Health Initiative and Quality of Life, something that Dr. Aranda thinks that every woman deserves to have: QoL.  

Margaret Aranda, MD, Ph.D.