When Claire McKie recommended Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Remen to me I realised she wasn't the first person who'd suggested it and somehow it had drifted down my to-read pile. I'm actually embarrassed it took me so long to realise it was almost everything I'd been looking at in a book to dip in and out of and to recommend endlessly to others.
There's a global flavour to today - me in the UK, Claire in Australia discussing a book written by a physician from the USA.
Claire and I had a fabulous conversation about conversations and stories. We explore the power of listening and of stories to help us make sense of the world as well as talking about the way that revisiting old favourites often shows us different perspectives on something that seems familiar.
If you don't have a copy of it yet, get yours here: https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/kitchen-table-wisdom-stories-that-inspire-rachel-naomi-remen/5024712?ean=9781529045864
we also thought about the other books with which we'd file this on a helf: Listen by Kathryn Mannix, Self Compassion by Kristen Neff, Time to Think by Nancy Kline and Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown - all of which have been covered as previous episodes of this podcast and might eb worth going back to.
We talked about the Civility Saves Lives movement https://www.civilitysaveslives.com/