In her book Kitchen Table Wisdom, Rachel Naomi Remen talks about a support group for parents and their diabetic teens and how effective it was. She saw that their life experience was more valuable than any professional medical credential.

She also says:

I do not think that we will be able to attain health for all until we realize that we are all providers of each other’s heath, and value what we have to offer each other as much as what experts have to offer us.

She goes on to say:

We are all wounded healers of each other. We have earned the wisdom to heal and the ability to care.”

This healing often occurs in the form of listening and storytelling.

Imagine…universal health care where wounded healers are the practitioners.

I don’t suppose congress is giving this much consideration as they debate the health care bill.


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