Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal

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Pan Macmillan Australia, 2002 - Meditations - 336 pages
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"This is a beautiful book about life, the only true teacher." (Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine 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.With new material, this special edition of Kitchen Table Wisdom addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith and miracles.Winner of the 1996 Wilbur Award for Best Work of Spiritual Non-fictionWinner of the Friends of Libraries USA Readers Choice Award for 2000

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A collection of personal anecdotes, case histories, and reflections notable for their Zen-like quality of absolute acceptance. Remen (Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, Medical School; The Human Patient ... Read full review

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This is a great book for those who are experiencing life threatening or chronic conditions.It helps you to put things in perspective because their are others who are worse off than you and somehow ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, is clinical professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal. She is one of the earliest pioneers of holistic and integrative medicine, and as a medical educator and reformer, Dr Remen has trained many thousands of physicians to practice medicine from the heart. Her groundbreaking curriculum The Healer's Art is taught in nearly half of America's medical schools. Dr Remen has had Crohn's disease for more than 50 years, and her work is a unique blend of the viewpoints of physician and patient.

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