Reclaiming Awe workshsop

Reclaiming Awe: A Workshop on Mystery and Intuition for Health and Service Professionals

with Rachel Naomi Remen MD

May 21 – 23

Life is far larger than science. Science often defines life in ways that are too narrow. Things happen in our daily work that science cannot predict, measure or even explain. These things touch us, inspire us, strengthen us and awaken us. Frequently such happenings enable us to recognize a greater meaning in our work and a deeper direction in our lives. Yet the holy moments we all experience often go unrecognized and are rarely discussed or shared among medical colleagues.

Mystery and Intuition are ancient ways of knowing and understanding ourselves and our world. Both have become a part of the Shadow of our cognitively rooted and evidence-based approach to health care. Yet both are experienced daily within even the most advanced scientific and research oriented institutions.

Through small group discussion, experiential exercises, reflections, symbols, poetry, journal writing and imagery, Rachel will enable us to find and tell our stories of mystery, honor intuition as a legitimate way of knowing, recognize the unexplainable in our everyday experiences and reclaim a sense of awe and wonder in our work and in our lives. Come prepared to reinvigorate your calling and to see yourself and your daily work with new eyes.

The next STORY TIME FOR GROWN UPS TELECONFERENCE is scheduled for Thursday, February 12th at 5 PM Pacific Time in Celebration of Valentine’s Day. Check back soon for registration details or join the email list to receive an email notification when registration is available.


Stories About The Will To Live

with Rachel Naomi Remen MD

4th Teleconference in the Story Time for Grownups Series

Dec. 16, 2014

Winter is the time when the Will to Live in many living things is tested. A time of cold and darkness when all appears dead.  A time when we need to trust something that we cannot see, the life force hidden deep in the heart of all living things. The Will to Live is the part of our birthright. It is present in even the smallest of us and is undiminished even in great age. In Celebration of the Winter Solstice, Rachel shares some of her favorite stories from Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings about the Will to Live, the tenacity towards life woven into every one of our cells that responds to the challenge of Winter and enables us not only to survive but to blossom. There is also a lively Q & A and a wonderful song from singer songwriter Karen Drucker.

Stories About Death And Mystery


with Rachel Naomi Remen MD


3rd Teleconference in the Story Time for Grownups Series

Oct. 30, 2014

Death is the Mystery at the heart of life, the great Unknown. Often the end of life is the place where we discover life’s deepest meaning and the true value of our love.

The Day of the Dead is one of the oldest of holiday celebrations dating back to Pre-Columbian times. It is a time when family and friends who have died are recognized as a vital and powerful part of life and the line between the dead and the living grows thinner. People gather in homes and in cemeteries with the souls of their beloved dead to feast and pray and appreciate the blessings of friends and family. I will be reading some favorite stories from my bestselling books (KITCEN TABLE WISDOM & MY GRANDFATHER’S BLESSINGS) about the mystery and the meanings of death and of family.


2nd Teleconference in the Story Time for Grownups Series

  DATE: Sept. 3rd, 2014 Work can be a burden or a blessing. Your work can be a Job, the way you make money. Or a Career that advances your personal power. Or a Calling that enables you to make a difference and change the world. The same work can become any of these things. In celebration of Labor Day, Rachel reads some of her favorite stories from her bestselling books (KITCHEN TABLE WISDOM & MY GRANDFATHER’S BLESSINGS) about the ways work can wound you or heal you, diminish you or reveal your true nature, become your love made visible or even your unique spiritual path.



First Teleconference in the Story Time for Grownups Series


Did you miss the teleconference?

DATE: July 8th, 2014

  • Do you miss having someone read stories to you at bedtime?
  • Do you still love having stories read to you out loud?

In honor of the 4th of July, Rachel shares stories from her bestselling books, Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings, about the many ways we can free ourselves to become who we genuinely are.


10 Ways Your Soul Guides You In Daily Life


with Rachel Naomi Remen MD and Lissa Rankin MD

DATE: Jan. 27th, 2013

      • Are You Yearning For More Meaning And Purpose In Your Life?


    • Would You Love To Stop Feeling Like You’re “Not Enough” & Start Stepping Joyfully Into Your Wholeness?


    • Are You Ready To Learn To Reconnect With Your Soul’s Guidance?


                        Join Kitchen Table Wisdom author Rachel Naomi Remen, MD & Mind Over Medicine author Lissa Rankin, MD for 10 Ways Your Soul Guides You In Daily Life, a free 90 minute teleclass that will help you learn to pay attention to how your soul communicates with you so you can infuse your new year with meaning, connection, and purpose.



Stories for Dark Times

For Those Who Love Stories

Thursday Dec. 5th, 2013

In honor of the season and the darkest time of the year, Rachel will be reading holiday stories and other stories about darkness and light from her books Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings. Let’s get together and talk about where these stories touch us, what they mean to us, and how they can help us to live.

There will be and opportunity for disucssion during the reading and at the end, those who wish to will have a chance to meet in small groups and share their own stories of darkness and light and their memories of this special time of the year.


Keeping Your Heart Alive in Healthcare

5 Secrets to Surviving Our Healthcare Crisis

Nov. 13th, 2013

  • Tired of fighting with a broken system?
  • Feel that nothing can change?
  • Think there’s no way to get more satisfaction from your work?



The Will to Live and Other Mysteries

June 27th, 2013

Mystery is not an idea, it is an experience, a part of everyday life that most of us are too busy and too distracted to notice. This workshop is an opportunity to become more aware of the presence of mystery and healing in your own life and your own work and regain a sense of strength, possibility and hope. Be prepared to reclaim wonder, awe and aliveness and see your life and your work in new ways.

There is no download available for this teleconference workshop.


Medicine Woman Wisdom

Making Healthcare Whole

June 20th, 2013

Share an hour of discussion thoughts and stories by this master storyteller about the power of the deep feminine to heal the health care system and remember the healer in us all. Rachel gives a talk followed by Q & A with the live audience.

There is no download available for this teleconference workshop.