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Kitchen Table Wisdom & My Grandfather's Blessings (Remen Box Set)

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Rachel Remen and her work are pure inspiration. Let her stories heal your heart and soul." (Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom)
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Published October 1st 2001 by Riverhead Trade
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Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Many wonderful insights as to spiritual knowledge and worth of finding it and, for me, proof it really exists. That there is a God and we have a purpose and it is important to believe this to truly heal yourself. I liked "My Grandfather's Blessings" better but both are books well worth reading.
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The evidence of how deeply Remen's books resonate with me? I just keep buying them and giving them away.
David Roberts
I read this wonderful, two-volume set, one chapter per day, for the better part of 2013. Based loosely on the author's conversations with her grandfather (who was a Rabbi) when she was a child, as well as many of her experiences as a physician, patient, and counselor for cancer patients, each 2-4 page chapter contains a story about what it is like to be a human being. Each self-contained story contains a pearl of wisdom about the nature of life or mystery or spirituality, or death.

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Nov 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Some of the most grounded healing literature available, these two volumes contain the healing journey and wisdom of a woman who had been the most professional and ambitious type of doctor, constantly struggling with Crohn's disease. She finally saw that western medicine wasn't helping her to get better. And she looked beyond the hospital and pharmacy for healing. Eventually she became a counselor for people who are dying or have chronic diseases or conditions. The stories she relates are from he ...more
Oct 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
If you read her once, you'll keep reading all her stuff... Rachel Naomi Remen is a magnificent wounded healer, a heart warming and heart opener. True stories, that's what she loves writing. Though written 10 years before "My Grandfather's Blessings", and you can feel her maturity grew, I loved this one too. It is svery worth the reeding!
May 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
It may have just been the time in my life but I enjoyed reading these and will pick both of them up occasionally. They are full of short stories and things she has learned from other people. I find them rather thought-provoking.
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2007
plenty of feel good words to read ...
Apr 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone seeking spiritual insights from a very personal perspective.
Recommended to Judy by: A dear friend, sister
Shelves: my-favorites
I had read Kitchen Table Wisdom years ago, but a friend referred me to this book because of a portion of it (that she'd typed out, put as a poster on her wall) that I liked. She loaned it to me ....
Apr 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Just great! Makes you feel good.
Holly O'Donnell
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: illness-memoirs
favorite book!
Feb 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: inspirational
Wonderfully insightful book written by a female professor/MD from Stanford Med School. The type of book that stays with you. Highly recommended.
Apr 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Two of the most comforting and encouraging books I have ever read...a great help to me in a time of difficulty and discouragement.
Mar 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
I love these stories. A good book by the bathroom read.
Wendy Zhang
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
after a busy day, late at night, i read these heart warming, spirit lifting essays. great books!
Feb 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
Feel good stories about life. This lady is a physician and a psychologist and she has some really great insights.
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Powerful personal stories
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Rachel Naomi Remen is one of the earliest pioneers in the mind/body holistic health movement and the first to recognize the role of the spirit in health and the recovery from illness. She is Co-Founder and Medical Director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program featured in the Bill Moyers PBS series, Healing and the Mind and has cared for people with cancer and their families for almost 30 years.
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