A Blessing in Disguise: 39 Life Lessons from Today's Greatest Teachers

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A Blessing in Disguise: 39 Life Lessons from Today's Greatest Teachers

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Today's greatest luminaries generously share personal stories about their most challenging experience-and provide the healing wisdom that helped them emerge fortified with inner-peace, strengthened faith, and a deeper understanding of life.

Features pieces by:
Dean Ornish
Rachel Naomi Remen
Bernie Siegel
Joan Borysenko
Harriet Lerner
Belleruth Naparstek
Stephen Levine
Martha Beck
Dharma Singh Khalsa
Daphne Rose Kingma
David Whyte
Anne Wilson Schaef
And Others

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Physician Andrea Jay Cohen counsels us that that when life lands us in the pits, we should look for new foliage. To prove her point, she enlists dozens of prominent spiritual teachers, psychologists, artists, and writers to reflect on their most memorable "blessing in disguise." The contributors include Dean Ornish, Bernie Siegel, Martha Beck, Dharma Singh Khalsa, Harriet Lerner, and Daphne Rose Kingma.
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"If you need any type of healing at all you need look no further than this book." — Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.  "A rich collection...culled from people who are old enough to have learned something and authentic enough to tell the truth about themselves...A night table book, for sure." — Belleruth Naparstek, author of Invisible Heroes  "A magnificent manual for receiving grace...If you must read one book this year, this is the one!" — Stephen Levine, author of A Year to Live
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425219669
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 820,411
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrea Joy Cohen, M.D., is a physician, cancer researcher, international speaker, writer, and poet. An associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, she founded the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Program in Cancer there.
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  • Posted February 7, 2010

    Wonderful and Inspiring...A True Gift for All

    This is a very special book. Like a beautiful tapestry, Dr. Cohen has woven a collection of memorable stories and elegant essays into enlightened art that can be relished and reflected on like a deep meditation. Using informed perception and personal narratives from wonderful teachers and thinkers, Dr. Cohen has grasped the wisdom that some of life's most profound blessings often come disguised in our greatest tragedies. With deep thought and spiritual vision, Dr Cohen has written a compelling work that challenges us to reflect on our own life stories that nurture individual growth through overcoming personal obstacles. Here we learn how we can make changes that benefit others and where a life lesson can truly become a blessing not yet revealed. A terrific book you will want to keep on the nightstand and return to for comfort, wisdom, and discernment for years to come. Beautiful and inspiring in every way.

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