Suzanne Uchida, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Suzanne Uchida)
I have owned this book for almost 15 years, pick it up off the shelf probably at least 6-8 times a year, open to any page to start (re-)reading, and without fail, it soothes, comforts, re-energizes, and just plain helps me through life. Always, always, always, without fail, no lie.
mckmpls, October 21, 2008 (view all comments by mckmpls)
This book is that most remarkable of all reads-a collection of life lessons which are as deep and wise as they are brief. Each of Rachel Remen's chapters about a patient's experience is just 2 to 3 pages long; which makes her brilliant reflections on life SO accessible--both for the average reader as well as for the reader facing a similar life-threatening illness. I'm currently reading this book for the second time, and continue to give it frequently as a gift to friends who are facing their own health challenges. I can't recommend this book highly enough!
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Ann, September 25, 2006 (view all comments by Ann)
This book is a must read. Rachel Naomi Remen's book is full of insight and wisdom gathered over a lifetime. As a doctor, she understands the true meaning of healing. Many doctors see their work as science while Remen includes the spiritual and emotional needs of her patients. Even in her clients' and her own illnesses, she finds the wisdom to embrace on each journey. Add it to your life list; you won't be sorry.
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Praised by everyone from Bernie Siegel to Daniel Goleman to Larry Dossey, Rachel Remen has a unique perspective on healing rooted in her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness. In a deeply moving and down-to-earth collection of true stories, this prominent physician shows us life in all its power and mystery and reminds us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives.
Remen's unique perspective on healing is rooted in her background as a physician, a teacher of medicine, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness. In this collection of deeply moving, true stories, she reminds readers that the things that ultimately enrich life are the things that cannot be measured.
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