From the list on learning to heal.
Who am I?
I earned a Ph.D. in Modern Thought from Stanford and have been an award-winning professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies for over three decades. I've also lived with Crohn’s Disease for more than 50 years. At the intersection of these two experiences, I developed a therapeutic practice oriented towards those with chronic and life-threatening illnesses called Healing Counsel. As both a teacher and a counsellor, I ask people to reconsider the ways they make sense of their experiences. I try to assist people to open up new possibilities for healing, not only as individuals, but also as societies, maybe even as a species, or perhaps even as planetary beings.
Ed's book list on learning to heal
Discover why each book is one of Ed's favorite books.
Why did Ed love this book?
Braiding Sweetgrass already appears on many of these lists with good reason.
It’s an amazing book that combines Kimmerer’s passions as a botanist, a mother, and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Celebrating the natural wisdom of the plant and animal realms, Kimmerer teaches us to rethink our place in the world as living organisms who are also members of families, communities, and peoples.
Her expansive and healing perspective offers readers concrete and creative ways to inhabit our shared life worlds. These are much-needed lessons for supporting all sentient beings in these troubling times.