Love, Medicine and Miracles

by Bernie S. Siegel | harpercollins Publisher © 1990 · 272 pages

Dr. Bernie Siegel has been a groundbreaking pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine and teaches us the power of love, self-acceptance and believing in ourselves in this classic. In the Note, we'll explore the power of placebo, embracing our perfectly imperfect selves, figuring out who we want to be when we grow up and other such goodness to help us become our highest, healthiest selves.

No one lives forever; therefore, death is not the issue. Life is. Death is not a failure. Not choosing to take on the challenge of life is.
Bernie S. Siegel

“We must remove the word “impossible” from our vocabularies. As David Ben-Gurion once observed in another context, “Anyone who doesn’t believe in miracles is not a realist.” Moreover, when we see how terms like “spontaneous remission” or “miracle” mislead and confuse us, then we will learn. Such terms imply that the patient must be lucky to be cured, but these healings occur through hard work. They are not acts of God. Remember that one generation’s miracle may be another’s scientific fact. Do not close your eyes to acts or events that are not always measurable. They happen by means of an inner energy available to all of us. That’s why I prefer terms like “creative” or “self-induced” healing, which emphasize the patient’s active role. Let me show you how exceptional patients work to heal themselves.”

~ Bernie Siegel, M.D. from Love, Medicine and Miracles

Dr. Bernie Siegel and his book, Love, Medicine and Miracles are amazing.

If you or someone you love is currently facing a health crisis, I HIGHLY recommend you check out this powerful book.

It’s packed with scientifically-grounded and incredibly inspiring wisdom on how we can all become exceptional survivors.

For now, I’m excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas.

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About the author


Bernie S. Siegel

Physician, speaker and the author of books on holistic healing