Rachel Naomi Remen

Rachel Naomi Remen

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at U.C.S.F. Medical School and co-founder and medical director of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program. She is author of the bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal.

Recent Articles

Bondad amorosa: Que todos los seres sean felices

Melvin Escobar enseña metta, una práctica de concentración para cultivar la buena voluntad incondicional hacia todos. En tiempos precarios como los actuales, es una forma de escuchar a nuestros corazones.

Detox Your Mind: 5 Practices to Purify the 3 Poisons

Five Buddhist teachers share practices to clear away the poisons that cause suffering and obscure your natural enlightenment.

Loving-Kindness: May All Beings Be Happy

Melvin Escobar teaches metta, a concentration practice to cultivate unconditional goodwill for all. In precarious times like these, it’s a way to listen to our hearts.

Helping, Fixing, or Serving?

"Fixing and helping create a distance between people, but we cannot serve at a distance. We can only serve that to which we are profoundly connected."

Glimpse of a Deeper Order

Synchronicity, says Rachel Naomi Remen in this holiday teaching, can startle us awake and restore us to ourselves.

Forever Offline

Melvin Escobar on dealing with the loss of a virtual friend.

Strengthening the Will to Live

When we consider the will to live seriously, formulae such as ‘anger is bad, love is good’ become painfully simplistic.

A Time to Find Meaning

“Even when disease cannot be cured, there is often a way to use this difficult experience to know more intimately the value and purpose of your life.”

Ordinary Initiations

"I've come to think that experiences of initiation are very common, very ordinary, very subtle. They happen to us all as a natural part of living."