Synopses & Reviews
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.
I recommend this book highly to everyone. (Deepak Chopra, M.D.) This is a beautiful book about life, the only true teacher. (Bernie Siegel, M.D.) Rachel Naomi Remen is nature's gift to us, a genius of that elusive and crucial capacity, the human heart. (Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence)
"I recommend this book highly to everyone." --Deepak Chopra, M.D.
This special updated version of the New York Times-bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles.
"Despite the awesome powers of technology, many of us still do not live very well," says Dr. Rachel Remen. "We may need to listen to one another's stories again." Dr. Remen, whose unique perspective on healing comes from her background as a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness, invites us to listen from the soul.
This remarkable collection of true stories draws on the concept of "kitchen table wisdom"-- the human tradition of shared experience that 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.
About the Author
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is a pioneer in training physicians in relationship-centered care and has been in the private practice of psycho-oncology for the past 20 years. A former faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, she is also co-founder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California. She is currently clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.