Ms. Rachel Briley

Associate Professor

Rachel Briley

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

This collection of stories embraces so many different aspects of humanity. It speaks to the need in our world to open our hearts to others and to truly listen to their stories -- as well as the need to tell our own stories. It is my strong belief that stories do heal -- and so much of my work in the drama classroom is focused on ways we can grow ourselves and the young people in our community in our quest to become more fully human with each passing day. Stories are a huge part of how I do this work -- and these stories serve as inspiration to me every day. As the author says in the preface: ... the things that divide us are far less important than those that connect us.