Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

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Enthusiastically praised by everyone from Bernie Siegel to Daniel Goleman to Larry Dossey Rachel Naomi 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. 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. KITCHEN TABLE WISDOM addresses spiritual issues - suffering meaning love faith courage and miracles - in the language and authority of our own life experience.

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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")

"Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen is a pioneer in the medicine of the future. With the elegance of simplicitym, she shows how physicians can become healers by no longer remaining mere technicians of the human body, but by becoming alchemists of the soul." --Deepak Chopra, M.D.

"Rachel Naomi Remen is nature's gift to us, a genius of that elusive and crucial capacity, the human heart. She has much to teach us about healing, loving, and living." --Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence

"A book of stunning radiance, authenticity, and power. I laughed and cried my way through it, from beginning to end... Come share in this extraordinary outpouring of human wisdom." --Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever You Go, There You Are

"Read these gorgeous, from-the-soul stories at the risk of burying cynicism, finding hope, learning a good deal more about life and living-- and having a damned good time." --Norman Lear

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Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. has been counseling those with chronic and terminal illness for more than twenty years. She is cofounder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and is currently clinical professor of family and community medicine at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine.

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