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In My Grandfather's Blessings, Rachel Naomi Remen, a cancer physician and master storyteller, uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive. Dr. Remen's grandfather, an orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, saw life as a web of connection and knew that everyone belonged to him, and that he belonged to everyone. He taught her that blessing one another is what fills our emptiness, heals our loneliness, and connects us more deeply to life. Life has given us many more blessings than we have allowed ourselves to receive. My Grandfather's Blessings is about how we can recognize and receive our blessings and bless the life in others. Serving others heals us. Through our service we will discover our own wholeness—and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world.
It was Rachel Remen's grandfather, an Orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kaballah, who enabled her to see that blessing one another is what heals the isolation and loneliness in us all. Now the New York Times bestselling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom uses the power of her wonderful stories to remind us that we can all serve and bless life. My Grandfather's Blessings dispels the common myth of serving others as sacrifice and brings the power to strengthen and celebrate the life around us within reach of us all. And throughout the book, we have the privilege of feeling the profound love of Rachel Remen's extraordinary grandfather.
The author of the inspirational classic Kitchen Table Wisdom draws on her work as a therapist and a survivor of chronic illness while providing passages, quotes, and stories from her original work that have been best received by readers, in a volume that organizes entries under such topics as suffering, faith, and everyday miracles. Original. 50,000 first printing.
"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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"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
This box set includes Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen's national bestseller My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging, and the 10th anniversary edition of the New York Times bestseller Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal, which includes new material from the author. In My Grandfather's Blessings, which Dr. Dean Ornish calls “one of the most extraordinarily moving books I have ever read,” cancer physician and master storyteller Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen uses her luminous stories to remind us of the power of our kindness and the joy of being alive. Through the teachings of her grandfather, an Orthodox rabbi and scholar of the Kabbalah, Dr. Remen explains how we can discover our wholeness through service to others—and the way to restore hidden wholeness in the world. Kitchen Table Wisdom is a remarkable collection of true stories that draws on the human tradition of shared experience—showing us life in all its power and mystery and reminding us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives. With new material, this special 10th anniversary edition addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles. “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, living, and loving.” –Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence
Draws on actual case studies and the results of five years of research by professionals in the humanistic health-care movement to present a practical program for solving problems that result from ignoring the human factor in medical treatment
For a man with a sixth-grade education, George Ernest Knight was remarkably erudite and was blessed with a keen insight into human nature. His twenty years of observations on character, work, daily living, and faith provide valuable guidelines for making our way through lifes challenges and for dealing with the foibles of relatives, friends, and even total strangers.
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace. How could he—a Gandhi—be so easy to anger? One thick, hot day, Arun Gandhi travels with his family to Grandfather Gandhi’s village. Silence fills the air—but peace feels far away for young Arun. When an older boy pushes him on the soccer field, his anger fills him in a way that surely a true Gandhi could never imagine. Can Arun ever live up to the Mahatma? Will he ever make his grandfather proud? In this remarkable personal story, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, weaves a stunning portrait of the extraordinary man who taught him to live his life as light. Evan Turk brings the text to breathtaking life with his unique three-dimensional collage paintings.
This is a wonderful collection of stories about doctors and patients, including many by world-famous authors who were also physicians, such as Oliver Sacks, Anton Chekhov and Arthur Conan Doyle. Always moving, entertaining and informative, and sometimes troubling, these remarkable stories will appeal to anyone with an interest in health, illness and medical care. They also provide essential core material for those studying doctor-patient communication, the literature of medicine and medical humanities. The stories, some written from the doctor's viewpoint, some from that of the patient, illuminate the warmth and compassion - but also the many problems - in relationships between doctors and patients, both in the past and today. Doctors and Patients: an anthology is enjoyable, fascinating and enlightening - for oneself, and for friends and partners, whether healthcare professionals or interested general readers.