Kitchen Table Wisdom

Author: Rachel Naomi Remen

Publisher: Riverhead Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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In a special tenth anniversary edition of the inspirational best seller, the founder of Commonweal discusses the problem of isolation and disconnection in American society and sets forth her vision of how life should be lived, drawing on her work as a psycho-oncologist and her own experience with a life-threatening disease. Reissue. 50,000 first printing.

Ins Kitchen Table Wis

Author: Rachel Naomi Remen

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 9781573226622

Category: Physicians

Page: 374

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The Little Book of Kitchen Table Wisdom

Author: Rachel Naomi Remen,Jacqueline M. Berg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1594482500

Category: Self-Help

Page: 0

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As a physician, a professor of medicine, a therapist, and a long-term survivor of chronic illness, Dr. Rachel Remen, author of the inspirational classic Kitchen Table Wisdom, has a unique perspective on healing. Here are the passages, quotes, and stories from Kitchen Table Wisdom that have profoundly affected her legions of fans. The result is a guide to inner healing that everyone will cherish, and such spiritual issues as suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles that everyone can learn from and live by.

Kitchen Table Wisdom

Author: Rachel Naomi Remen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101655232

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 3848

"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.

Summary of Rachel Naomi Remen's Kitchen Table Wisdom

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The life force is the strength and power of life, and it can be found in everyone. It can be trusted, and it is what helps us heal. #2 The old woman took me to see the scrolls in the back of the store, one of which was the plum blossom. She explained that the plum suffered because it was the first to bloom, in February, during the hard and cold winter. But she added that the plum blossom was gentle and soft, and survived. #3 Life is not fragile. There is a difference between impermanence and fragility. Even on the physiological level, the body is an intricate design of checks and balances, elegant strategies of survival layered on strategies of survival. #4 The will to live may be a part of our basic encoding at the center of our personal lives. It may be affected by our deepest and most unconscious beliefs about our own essential nature, our worthiness to live, and our commitment toward the particular and the concrete.

Speaking of Faith

Author: Krista Tippett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143113188

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 3298

A thought-provoking, original appraisal of the meaning of religion by the host of public radio's On Being Krista Tippett, widely becoming known as the Bill Moyers of radio, is one of the country's most intelligent and insightful commentators on religion, ethics, and the human spirit. With this book, she draws on her own life story and her intimate conversations with both ordinary and famous figures, including Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh, to explore complex subjects like science, love, virtue, and violence within the context of spirituality and everyday life. Her way of speaking about the mysteries of life-and of listening with care to those who endeavor to understand those mysteries--is nothing short of revolutionary.

Kitchen Table Sustainability

Author: Wendy Sarkissian,Nancy Hofer,Yollana Shore,Steph Vajda,Cathy Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136562532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 6282

'Heads up for the brilliance and warmth of Kitchen Table Sustainability! Because the book is rooted in the human scale it exudes the aroma of possibility.' Chellis Glendinning award-winning author of My Name Is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization 'Wendy Sarkissian and colleagues come through again giving us fresh ideas and perspectives.' John Forester Cornell University 'Offers accessible insightful thinking about the most daunting challenge facing 21st century cities.' Leonie Sandercock University of British Columbia 'Drawn from a lifetime of experience ... and a wide readin.

Re-Imagining Mary

Author: Mariann Burke

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 0981034411

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Artists plumb the depths of soul which Jung calls the collective unconscious, the inheritance of our ancestors' psychic responses to life's drama. In this sense the artist is priest, mediating between us and God. The artist introduces us to ourselves by inviting us into the world of image. We may enter this world to contemplate briefly or at length. Some paintings invite us back over and over again and we return, never tiring of them. It is especially these that lead us to the Great Mystery, beyond image. Re-Imagining Mary: A Journey through Art to the Feminine Self is about meeting the Cosmic Mary in image and imagination, the many facets of the Mary image that mirror both outer reality and inner feminine soul. Jungian analyst Mariann Burke offers personal reflections and suggests symbolic meanings in works by several artists including: Fra Angelico, Albrecht Durer, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Nicolas Poussin, Parmigianino, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Frederick Franck. Aspects of Mary explored include: Mary not only as Mother of God, a title from the Judeo-Christian tradition, but as Mother God, a title reaching back to an ancient longing for a Female Divinity. In western Christianity this Mary bears the titles and the qualities worshipped for thousands of years in the Female images of God and Goddess. These titles include Mary as Sorrowful One and as Primordial Mother. Recovering Mary both as light and dark Madonna plays a crucial role in humanity's search for a divinity who reflects soul. Also discussed is Mary as the sheltering Great Mother that Piero della Francesca suggest in the Madonna del Parto and Mater Misericodia. Frederick Franck's The Original Face and the Medieval Vierge Ouvrante also suggest this motif of Mary as Protector of the mystery of our common Origin. Franck's inspiration for his sculpture of Mary was the Buddhist koan-"What is your original face before you were born?" What is spirituality? What does it mean to grow spiritually and psychologically closer to the Feminine Self? How can we begin to see the "outer" image as a manifestation, a projection of the psyche? Can we be challenged by being "betwixt and between" a male dominated Church without a recognized female divinity where God is generally imagined external to the soul and a more feminine depth psychological approach to the Marian mystery and to the Feminine Self? Will we answer the call of the mystic within us? If so, how will we be changed?

Healing Liturgies for the Seasons of Life

Author: Abigail Rian Evans

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664224820

Category: Religion

Page: 520

View: 8299

Are you looking for a new way to renew your worship, respond to the needs of the church and community, and connect with people in their passage of life--both chronological and crisis? This book offers a rich resource to you, both as a tool for worship and also devotionally as you face the deepest questions of life. Here you will find one way that the church can renew and rediscover its healing ministry. Abigail Evans, a leading specialist in bioethics and health ministries, explores how God's gift of healing is available during all seasons of a person's life and how the power of hope and healing are affirmed and redirected through liturgical services, sacraments, and rites. This distinctive resource features specific healing liturgies for injury, illness, death, separation, retirement, and a host of other major life events, from a wide variety of religious traditions.

Ward Ethics

Author: Thomasine K. Kushner,Thomasine Kimbrough Kushner,David C. Thomasma

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521664523

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 9767

The existing literature in medical ethics does not serve the practical needs of medical students and trainees very well, as the dilemmas posed are generally beyond their direct control, and being a student or junior doctor brings its own set of ethical concerns. The editors have addressed this need by compiling a series of case studies from around the world and inviting an international team of leading ethicists and clinicians to comment on them. Over 80 actual cases cover the range of possible problems a medical trainee may encounter on the ward, from drug and alcohol abuse, whistleblowing and improper sexual conduct to performing procedures, handling authority, disclosure, blaming, personal responses to patients, and misrepresentation of research. The book will be an essential guide on how to cope with the ethical dilemmas of those embarking on medical careers.