As an honored physician and teacher, Rachel Naomi Remen has spent a lifetime immersed in the world of science. Yet today, after four decades of face-to-face experience with cancer patients, medical academia, and her own chronic illness, she has come to see that life is best defined not by science but by mystery. In The Will to Live and Other Mysteries, this best-selling author and beloved healer of the heart probes the experience of mystery and illuminates its power to literally transform our lives.
One in three women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer - a situation that can throw even the most self-assured individual into a crisis of body, mind, and spirit. To survive - and, more than that, to thrive - we must rally all of our inner resources. In Cancer as a Turning Point, nine best-selling authors and healers, many of whom are thriving after cancer diagnoses, reframe the healing process in a positive, creative, and spiritual light.