The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
- Rachel Naomi Remen, physician who was an early pioneer of Wholistic and Integrative Medicine; her curriculum for medical students, “The Healer’s Art”, is taught in 90 American medical schools as well as medical schools outside the country; her bestselling books include: “Kitchen Table Wisdom" and "My Grandfather’s Blessings"; Dr. Remen has had Crohn’s disease for most of her life - her work offers the wisdom of both doctor and patient (1938- )