Faith, Hope and Healing : Inspiring Lessons Learned from People Living with Cancer

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-06
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Praise for Bernie Siegelfor Prescriptions for Living"Bernie Siegel is a brilliant beacon broadcasting a message of hope. When high-tech medicine is supplemented with love and compassion, we have not only curing but also healing, which is what Siegel's message is all about."-Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Wordsfor Help Me to Heal"If you or a loved one have to go through major medical care . . . this book can be . . . life-saving and soul-saving."-Andrew Weil, M.D., the New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Healing and Eight Weeks to Optimum Healthfor 365 Prescriptions for the Soul"Bernie Siegel dispenses spiritual medicine that's good for you, and feels good too! I highly recommend these daily doses of eternal wisdom."-Marianne Williamson, author of Everyday Grace"Bernie is one of the world's most respected doctors. I would pay close attention to any prescription he offers. I read from this each day."-Wayne Dyer, author of Getting in the Gap"Dr. Siegel's soul medicine is dispensed in perfect doses to uplift, inspire, enlighten, and heal you. As always, Bernie's wisdom and love gave me goosebumps, or should I say god-bumps. Buy a carton of this medicine-in-a-book and administer it to everyone you love."-Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Inner Peace for Busy Peoplefor Love, Magic, and Mudpies"Dr. Bernie Siegel has been my mentor and friend for many years. His wisdom has been a beacon of healing and humor. Love, Magic, and Mudpies is as funny, wise, and practical as its magical author. Every parent needs this book."-Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom"Love, Magic, and Mudpies is a wonderful, wise, and very funny antidote to the No-Parent-Is-Perfect-Enough school of parenting. Bernie Seigel's delightful new book could only have been written by a seasoned father and grandfather who is also a pioneer of holistic medicine."-Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom"Dr. Bernie Siegel is a living demonstration of the healing power of commitment, compassion, and love. What he offers the world in Love, Magic, and Mudpies is a testimony of his wisdom. No matter what ails you, a dose of Bernie Siegel and his work is sure to work magic in your soul."-Iyanla Vanzant, author of One Day My Soul Just Opened Upfor Peace, Love & Healing"Bernie Siegel [is] a doctor who loves. In this age of massive, impersonal medical technology, his advocacy of human caring is a necessity."-Larry LeShan, Ph.D., author of Cancer as a Turning Point"I was enthralled with this book. [This] truly great book ... combines sound thought with captivating humor."-Norman Vincent PealeIn his monumental bestseller, Love, Medicine, and Miracles, Dr. Bernie Siegel broke new ground by revealing the powerful role the mind can play in fighting illness. His dramatic stories of seriously ill patients whose sheer will, determination, and love helped them survive against the odds inspired countless readers to consider the possibility of participating in their own healing. This new companion volume to Dr. Siegel's timeless classic takes the journey further.Faith, Hope, and Healing presents the remarkable stories of what happened to patients who followed Dr. Siegel's advice. You'll meet courageous women and men who have not only been cured of cancer, but have also found deeper faith, hope, joy, and healing by coming to terms with their own mortality.Grouped into sections on faith, hope, and healing, these first-person accounts and Siegel's insightful commentaries encourage and help you to develop a survivor's attitude and personality traits. They also offer proven strategies for getting through difficult times and discovering the gifts-true gifts-that illness can bring into your life.Among the survivors who tell their stories here, you'll find a woman who discovered on the same

Author Biography

Bernie Siegel, M.D., speaks and runs workshops across the country and is devoted to humanizing medical care and medical education. His books Love, Medicine, and Miracles; Peace, Love, and Healing; and How to Live between Office Visits are classics in the field of healing.

Jennifer Sander and her writing have been featured on CNBC, CNN, The View, USA Today, Fortune Small Business, and Fox News, among other media outlets.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
God Handed Me a Giftp. 7
Bernie's Reflection: Everything in the universe is subject to change, and everything is on schedule.
A Snowy Questp. 12
Bernie's Reflection: Life is not about "why me," but "try me."
My Healing Journeyp. 18
Bernie's Reflection: There are many side effects to accepting your mortality, and they're not all bad.
Baby Jamie: A Survivor's Storyp. 27
Bernie's Reflection: Every life is a marathon, and the goal is to finish yours.
Learning to Let Gop. 34
Bernie's Reflection: Seek peace, because when you wage a war against cancer, you empower your enemy.
What We Could Do Togetherp. 42
Bernie's Reflection: Invest in your relationships and everyone benefits.
Making My Own Musicp. 48
Bernie's Reflection: Learn to listen to your heart and not your head.
Love Healsp. 53
Bernie's Reflection: Love benefits the giver and the receiver.
Wildflowersp. 59
Bernie's Reflection: What you plant in your garden shows up in every season of your life.
To Be Alive Is a Giftp. 66
Bernie's Reflection: We are all works in progress.
Amazing Final Daysp. 73
Bernie's Reflection: Even the blind see when they have a near-death experience
A Joyous Occasion Is a Joyous Occasionp. 79
Bernie's Reflection: You make your own weather by focusing on sunny or cloudy skies.
A New Autumnp. 85
Bernie's Reflection: Cancer can reflect our true selves.
Riding Uphillp. 90
Bernie's Reflection: Coming in first is not the issue; finishing what you start is.
Freedom IIp. 97
Bernie's Reflection: Create a crew of people who will help you to sail through life.
Phases of the Moonp. 102
Bernie's Reflection: Life is like the moon. There are moments of darkness but also moments of fullness and light.
Opening Up to Lifep. 109
Bernie's Reflection: Act like a survivor
Lemon Meringuep. 116
Bernie's Reflection: When life hands you lemons, make a lemon meringue pie.
The Touchp. 120
Bernie's Reflection: Eventually we will all die, so I suggest you do not waste time trying to avoid death, but choose to live instead.
Another Kind of Miraclep. 125
Bernie's Reflection: Life's difficulties are what teach us to grow as human beings.
The Art of Livingp. 129
Bernie's Reflection: Reconnect with your inner artist and create your unique self-portrait.
Animals as Healersp. 137
Bernie's Reflection: Animals are our teachers because they do not need all the time we do to learn about love and forgiveness.
Grayed Watersp. 144
Bernie's Reflection: Take time for the simple things, for they are the most precious.
Chinese Finger Trapp. 150
Bernie's Reflection: Accept your limited time and spend it with the people you love.
Checkmatep. 159
Bernie's Reflection: Accept your limited time and spend it with the people you love.
Halcyon Daysp. 165
Bernie's Reflection: When we believe life is good, it becomes good.
Finding My Voicep. 167
Bernie's Reflection: Choose love, because when you love your enemies, they cease to exist.
My Tree of Lifep. 173
Bernie's Reflection: As a tree can grow around nails, you, too, can take in what irritates you and go on with your life.
The Visitorp. 180
Benie's Reflection: Invite your monsters in, for you have much to learn from them.
Standing Up for My Body and Soulp. 185
Bernie's Reflection: Don't be afraid to ask the tough questions.
Write It Down, Pass It Onp. 191
Bernie's Reflection: When you listen to your inner self, your decisions become easier to make.
Thumz Upp. 196
Bernie's Reflection: You're all winners.
Conclusion: Love, Medicine, and Miracles Todayp. 203
Indexp. 223
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