Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. is a master storyteller and a great observer of life. The wisdom in her books comes from many places, a loving old grandfather and his books of Jewish mysticism, from sick people and dying people and the doctors and nurses who serve them, from children and animals and the people who sit next to you on airplanes or stand behind you in the grocery store. It is the same wisdom you encounter in your own life every day.
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.