Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is a clinical professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and founder and director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal. She is one of the earliest pioneers of holistic and integrative medicine, and as a medical educator and reformer, Dr. Remen has trained many thousands of physicians to practice healing from the heart. Her groundbreaking curriculum The Healer’s Art (HART) is taught in nearly half of America’s medical schools. Dr. Remen has had Crohn’s disease for more than fifty-three years, and her work is a unique blend of physician and patient viewpoints. Her 1996 book, Kitchen Table Wisdom, is heartwarming and offers healing, life-affirming stories. This beautiful book is filled with tales of shared experiences that reveal life in all its power and mystery reminding us that the things we cannot measure may be the things that ultimately sustain and enrich our lives.