Kitchen Table Wisdom 10th Anniversary

Kitchen Table Wisdom 10th Anniversary

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by Rachel Naomi Remen
     
 

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"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

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"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101655238
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
109,286
File size:
528 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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Kitchen Table Wisdom 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Cherie-Renfrow-Starry More than 1 year ago
This isn't your everyday sappy inspirational story book. The vingettes are real and heartwarming. I have worked with cancer patients who have told me that this book offers more than just inspiration; it offers attitude alternatives. The stories and anecdotes in the book show how people in all walks of life from all backgrounds and of all ages, colors, and races deal with the cards they are dealt. Although this book is not intended as a substitute for therapy or mental health counseling, it does afford the reader a thoughtful, common sense approach for dealing with life's difficulties. It's almost like sitting around the kitchen table with trusted family and long-time friends and trading stories which hold courage and perserverence at their core. I recommend this book to patients and clients (and their families) who face mental, emotional, or physical adversities. I believe that this is the best book of its kind on the market. Cherie Renfrow Starry Private Practice Counselor/Therapist
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Filled with short stories that heal the heart and offer an open loving attitude to Life itself. Author, Dr. Remen knows of what she speaks. Still teaching at San Francisco Medical Hospital/College she travels the world teaching physicians about Life.
JoAllison More than 1 year ago
An absolutely beautiful warm hug of a book. The author is a physician & counselor and long-time sufferer/survivor of Crohn's Disease. The small stories she tells about herself, her patients, her family and friends are told with amazing honesty, beauty and grace. They deal with spiritual issues such as suffering, love, faith, and miracles. This is a profoundly healing book. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I give a copy to every friend who faces a life-changing illness. Every one of them has since bought 10 books each to hand out to their friends who need it.
AVoiceintheWilderness More than 1 year ago
I am a student of Dr. Remen not by being in one of her classes but by being touched by her profound insight into what matters. Dr. Remen says "we are always on sacred ground". Certainly I have learned when I read "We all influence one another", and "the things that divide us are far less important than those that connect us." I now read anything that I can get my hands on by Dr. Remen. As a doctor and a healer is her writings somehow more significant to me. Doubtful. Her wisdom is at the Kitchen Table.
verajoffephdpa More than 1 year ago
One of the most influential books for my professional as well as personal life. All medical students, residents, and physicians would benefit from reading this book. Vera Joffe, Ph.D. P.A. (www.verajoffe.com)
swirlyturtle More than 1 year ago
A friend bought me this book after I was diagnosed with breast cancer 4 months ago. At a time in my life that I am doing a lot of soul searching, this book has been the perfect guide. The stories in the book are thought-provoking in a way that is not preachy. Some of them are personally helpful to me, some of them have given me valuable insight into people I know, and all of them are interesting, heartfelt, touching, and timeless. Dr Remen is a physician turned therapist to cancer patients, but this book is ideal for anyone who is looking for personal growth and a deeper connection to the world around them. I loved it so much I bought a copy for my Dad for Father's Day, who in turn loved it so much he bought a copy for a friend of his. This is a book I know I will come back to again and again.
donn0 More than 1 year ago
you will never forget this book or the writer.  Her words are truer than the sun in the sky
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
This book was loaned to me; I am now buying more copies so I can read, and highlight my own copy, and still be able to give away the book to others. Wonderful stories and essays, with great lessons, are shared within this book. Some stories are heart-warming, others heart-breaking.
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