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Kitchen Table Wisdom 10th Anniversary: Stories That Heal [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Naomi Remen
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 501 KB
  • Print Length: 379 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books; 10 Anv edition (1 Aug. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A426C6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #264,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary and Healing 3 Mar. 2012
By Niki Collins-queen, Author TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Rachel Naomi Remen fittingly dedicated her extraordinary book "Kitchen Table Wisdom" to "everyone who has never told their story." Remen, a physician and counselor, says stories "heal when they are more about who we are, not what we have done. About what we have faced to build what we have, what we have drawn upon and risked to do, what we have felt, thought, feared and discovered through the events of our lives." And about where the love that has sustained us comes from.
Remen shows through her own story living with Crohn's disease how suffering and helplessness helped her to connect more deeply with others and live with an open heart. Her illness included being in a coma after a massive bleed in her mid teens, having her large intestine surgically removed and having to wear an ileostomy, and years of intensive therapy with toxic drugs. She says her experience taught her that at the heart of intimacy is vulnerability. When we see a matching vulnerability in another we know we will not be judged. That we are all more than we know and that wholeness is never lost, it is only forgotten.
Her inspiring stories illustrate that the purpose in life is to grow in wisdom and love. How perfection is a booby prize. What is needed is simply to be human. How we sometimes trade wholeness for approval from others. How the way we see another may easily become the way in which we see ourselves. How "broken" is only a stage in a process. How the healing of suffering is compassion not expertise. How the healing of our woundedness lies in reclaiming our capacity to heal others through touch, forgiveness and acceptance. That anger only becomes a problem when we become wedded to it. How fear of losing things we possess end up possessing us.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful reading 12 Mar. 2013
By Oxana
Format:Kindle Edition
I would recommend this book for both as a pleasurable and at the same time personal development book. The author reveals so many insights and wisdom in her short stories that you want to re read this book again to make sure nothing was missed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite books 8 Jan. 2010
This book was recommended to me by a friend along with My Grandfather's Blessings by the same author. I have found them to be inspirational and thought provoking. They are the kind of books that can be read and re-read and I keep them next to my bed to dip into before bed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom of the Heart 24 Oct. 2013
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I loved the way this courageous woman went ahead with her book writing despite her uncertainties. She shares many wonderful stories that have brought wisdom, understanding of what it means to be truly human and open to new experience. I was very moved by her account of meeting Carl Rogers who demonstrated the power of listening with unconditional positive regard to a fellow doctor.
This is a wonderful book that I recommend most highly.
5 star rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and moving 28 Jan. 2015
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This is a great book. I bought if after reading and enjoying 'My grandfather's blessings', for me Kitchen Table Wisdom is not quiet as good as my Grandfathers blessings but it deserves five stars nevertheless. Each short section, story or account is compelling and I have read and re-read the whole thing in the short time that I have owned it. There is plenty of material here and I feel certain that I will return to many of its pages again and again
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 25 Feb. 2015
By Suze
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I love this book. I bought it because a couple of the passages have been included on my mindfulness based stress reduction course and were very powerful to me.
I'm so glad I bought it. Every page offers inspiration and hope.
Especially good if you know someone with cancer. I have found comfort in the pages and now know that sitting with my mum last year at the end of her life was more important than I realised at the time.
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