People all over the world have come to this page to share what my books have meant to them and what they have learned from them. I am so grateful to know that my stories have mattered and made a difference in people’s lives. Take a moment to read what others have been saying (see below) and share your own story with me. It matters a lot to me.

– Love, Rachel

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(425) Joanna Rusher
Fri, 20 June 2014 20:42

These are the stories I shall tell my children, so that they may tell theirs.
Thank you, from the bottom of my, grateful, heart.

New Zealand
(424) anon
Sun, 4 May 2014 18:04


Your recent visit with J.Needleman is soothing my soggy weeping over Dr. Angie suddenly leaving us. So here is my unbathed 'newborn' poem of grieving Angeles Arrien, with all my love,

" May I Be So Basque"
('The Doctor is IN !')

c) April 2014, anon

A Basque delicacy ---" death by surprise" ...
was served... up... this Easter ...
with the sudden... passing...
of Doctor 'Angeles Arrien'...---

May I...
be ...
Basque .

And 'twas this same ...lightning-chariot...
caught... my own ...robust ...Basque papa ...
right in the act ...of inventing ...
broccoli 'floret-ini' pickles ...
after hiking Hanukkah morn... ---

May ...
I ...
so ...

With even... my only... child... dying... right in the saddle...
on her way... home... from delivering babies...
at the hospital Pesach morn...---

May... I ...Basque .

Then I... , born right at twilight... on Good Friday...,
can flesh out ... , and season...
this delicious ...secret... Basque recipe...--

May ...
I ...

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(423) Simon
Thu, 17 April 2014 23:50

Dr. Remen, all my life, when people would ask me who I looked up to and who I would want to meet if I had the chance, I was always blank...I always felt funny because everyone always seemed to have someone they would have been excited to meet and I never did. However, you have remedied that for me! I loved your books My Grandmather's Blessings (which was lent to me by my counselor after having breast cancer, and Kitchen Table Wisdom. My grandfather was a very important part of my life and I loved your relationship with your grandfather. I loved your stories and was sad when I read the last one. Thank you for your writings. They have meant a lot to me and if I were ever given the chance to meet you, I would be so excited!

-Simon owner of Simon'

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(422) Linda
Sun, 13 April 2014 22:27

Dear Rachel,
I just finished reading "Kitchen Table Wisdom" and I felt a deep connection to the story you told about the jigsaw puzzle in the "Embracing Life" chapter. I am a member and facilitator of a grief support group for bereaved parents and we struggle all the time trying to deal with and survive the death of a child. We, too, have to put the shattered pieces of our lives together without a clear understanding of the changed picture of that life. I was wondering if you would grant me permission to share this story with other bereaved parents, in hope of sharing the peace it gave to me.
Thank you so much for the writing and sharing that you do. It means so much when you are in despair to read something that calms you and reminds you that you are not alone.
Linda Standeven
Adair Village, Oregon

United States of America
(421) Ajuba Grinage Bartley
Sat, 12 April 2014 04:29

I' d like to go to a lecture or speak with Dr. Remen, I saw her on Lunch a With Boakra.
She talked about family and I found it helpful. I will purchase her book. I honk that they can help me.

Peace, Loveand Justice:


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