Kitchen Table Wisdom
Author: Rachel Naomi Remen
"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.
Kitchen Table Wisdom
Author: Rachel Naomi Remen
Publisher: Pan Australia
"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
Kitchen Table Wisdom
Author: Rachel Naomi Remen
Publisher: G K Hall & Company
A collection of stories dedicated to the ordinary hero in all of us that stand witness to life's natural tendency to heal our wounds.
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.
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
The Human Patient
Author: Rachel Naomi Remen
Publisher: Anchor Books
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
Argues that the cause of a variety of health problems is stress and offers case studies and information on treating physical symptoms that occur in the body from high levels of stress.
Birding Through Cancer
Author: Karin Marcus
Publisher: Balboa Press
What do you do when your world has been turned upside down by some unexpected news? How do you cope with the enormity of not knowing how things will unfold? This inspirational memoir takes you on one woman's journey weathering a frightening diagnosis by immersing herself in nature. Guiding you on mindful walks, at every turn you share in the discovery of poignant metaphors, revealing that you inherently possess the necessary resources to traverse life's challenges. Among the many books I have read about the Cancer experience, Birding Through Cancer is completely unique. Karin Marcus walks a path through the challenges of life-threatening illness with the sensitive eye of an expert bird watcher and the wise perspective of a seasoned Life Coach. She has filled her book with wonderful quotes and exquisite pictures of the creatures of the sky. The outcome is a one of a kind book which is a passionate celebration of the love of life that is the foundation of all healing. It will inspire you. RACHEL NAOMI REMEN, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom While very personal, this book deals with universal themes. Life is a journey, and a life enriched by birds is an adventure, a life worth living and nurturing. Pete Dunne, author, birder and retired director of the Cape May Bird Observatory Inspiring. Poignant. Full of hope! Reading Karin's story will open a path to restoring vitality in your lifeno matter what you are healing from. Carol McClelland, PhD, author of Seasons of Change: Using Nature's Wisdom to Grow Through Life's Inevitable Ups and Downs
Author: Daniel Goleman
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
A new edition documents encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers to offer insight into the mind's ability to heal the body. Original.
Author: Ellen Richardson
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Human beings do not want to die; we spend infinite resources to sustain life, without regard to cost or quality. And yet we do die. Facing terminal illness and unprepared for death, we can feel abandoned by both secular and faith based institutions, whose focus on restoration can fall short of the wisdom and grace needed to embrace a holy death as a part of life. Ellen Richardson hopes to change things by offering stories from her work in hospice and palliative care, and the rich resources of the church’s Scripture and tradition, to create safe space for exploring questions we carry about dying. Her book is intended for individual readers, and to be used in group, workshop, or retreat settings within the church, so that practices of prayer and healing can become once more a source of comfort and strength, not simply tools of defiance against illness and weakness. No amount of faith will buy immortality for earthly bodies, but death need not be a time of failure and isolation. Holy Dying helps us lay claim to our scriptural stories as hard teachers of our mortal heritage.
Author: Robert Wolff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
• Explores the lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the world who exist in complete harmony with the natural world and with each other. • Reveals a model of a society built on trust, patience, and joy rather than anxiety, hurry, and acquisition. • Shows how we can reconnect with the ancient intuitive awareness of the world's original people. Deep in the mountainous jungle of Malaysia the aboriginal Sng'oi exist on the edge of extinction, though their way of living may ultimately be the kind of existence that will allow us all to survive. The Sng'oi--pre-industrial, pre-agricultural, semi-nomadic--live without cars or cell phones, without clocks or schedules in a lush green place where worry and hurry, competition and suspicion are not known. Yet these indigenous people--as do many other aboriginal groups--possess an acute and uncanny sense of the energies, emotions, and intentions of their place and the living beings who populate it, and trustingly follow this intuition, using it to make decisions about their actions each day. Psychologist Robert Wolff lived with the Sng'oi, learned their language, shared their food, slept in their huts, and came to love and admire these people who respect silence, trust time to reveal and heal, and live entirely in the present with a sense of joy. Even more, he came to recognize the depth of our alienation from these basic qualities of life. Much more than a document of a disappearing people, Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing holds a mirror to our own existence, allowing us to see how far we have wandered from the ways of the intuitive and trusting Sng'oi, and challenges us, in our fragmented world, to rediscover this humanity within ourselves.
In this landmark guide to the spiritual journey, respected Zen teacher and psychotherapist John Tarrant brings together ancient Eastern traditions and the Western passion for the soul. Using real-life stories, Zen tales, and Greek myths, The Light Inside the Dark shows how our darkest experiences can be the gates to wisdom and joy. Tarrant leads us through the inevitable descents of our journey--from the everyday world of work and family into the treasure cave of the interior life--from which we return with greater love of life's vivid, common gifts. Written with empathy and a poet's skill, The Light Inside the Dark is the freshest and most challenging work on the soul to he published in years.
The Wounded Healer
Author: Henri Nouwen
The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings -- a suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering -- in the image of Christ. In other words, we heal from our own wounds. Filled with examples from everyday experience, The Wounded Healer is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.
An introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, an empirical, mindfulness-based approach towards managing stress, overcoming painful emotions and living an enriched, full life.