A Blessing in Disguise: 39 Life Lessons from Today's Greatest Teachers

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Penguin, 2008 - 303 pages
Today's greatest luminaries generously share personal stories about their most challenging experience-and provide the healing wisdom that helped them emerge fortified with inner-peace, strengthened faith, and a deeper understanding of life.

Features pieces by:
Dean Ornish
Rachel Naomi Remen
Bernie Siegel
Joan Borysenko
Harriet Lerner
Belleruth Naparstek
Stephen Levine
Martha Beck
Dharma Singh Khalsa
Daphne Rose Kingma
David Whyte
Anne Wilson Schaef
And Others

 

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Contents

Bow at the Feet of God
2
Healing Emotional Pain
10
The Symphony Within
24
Saying YES to Breast Cancer
37
Resources
43
What Einstein Knew
49
To Die in One Life Is to Blossom in Another
62
The Sun
68
We Are Never Too Young for Lifes Lessons
144
Resources
151
Earth and Sky
154
Of Love and Forgiveness
161
If You See Buddha on the Road Say Vrooooooom
167
Embracing Fear Surrendering and Finding New Trust
174
My Guru
180
Resources
190

Reflections
75
Resources
86
A Familys Journey from Mourning to Celebration
94
Honesty
101
Waking Up within Lifes Mashugana Dream
107
Death and Dying
115
Resources
124
You Are the Gift
134
Love Is the Only Thing That Matters
196
Matthews Story
197
Why Throw Your Life Away?
210
Intimacy
227
Half Life
241
Contributors
265
About Andrea Joy Cohen M D
287
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Andrea Joy Cohen, M.D., is a physician, cancer researcher, international speaker, writer, and poet. An associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, she founded the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Program in Cancer there.

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