Richard’s Embers

  • Elisabeth GoldEmail author


This is a story of rekindling the fire of vitality from apparent ash and embers. Richard’s recovery is based on mindful, healing relationships and personal mindfulness practice on his part as well as that of the physician/therapist. The odyssey from dark to light takes place during 1 year in Nova Scotia, Canada, as Richard grapples with depression, obesity, and compulsive overeating. It is a tale of reconnection, resilience, and the re-emergence of intrinsic sanity.


Attention Psychotherapy Mindfulness Connection Depression Sanity Overeating Faith Journey 


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Medicine and Division of Medical EducationDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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