Fixing and helping create a distance between people, but we cannot serve at a distance. We can only serve that to which we are profoundly connected. --Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

Are You Fixing, Helping or Serving?

Are You Fixing, Helping or Serving?

Apr 16, 2012-- Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen author of the best-selling Kitchen Table Wisdom is a beloved storyteller and a profound voice in the field of health and healing. In the following article she teases out crucial differences between the various modes in which we humans tend to reach out to the world: by fixing, helping or serving. Interwoven in the piece are two unforgettable stories of service; the first about an emergency room physician and a newborn child, and the second, a searing personal story of Remen's own experience with suffering, and the gift she received from a young woman who will probably never know just how much her compassionate actions meant. (67635 reads)


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