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The Heartmates Journal: A Companion for Partners of People with Serious Illness Paperback – August 19, 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fairview Press; 2nd Edition edition (August 19, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157749122X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577491224
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,297,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Heartmates Journal is a wise, practical, and effective guide for the healing of those touched by the illness of -- Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

About the Author

Rachael Freed was herself a "cardiac spouse", and is a licensed therapist and social worker. She is a regular speaker at cardiac seminars and symposia nationwide. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Rachael Freed, founder of Life-Legacies, is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and emeritus Marriage and Family Therapist. An inspirational lecturer and practical workshop facilitator, she provides legacy programs for religious, philanthropic, and health care organizations, for public and non-profit corporations, and for diverse groups of individuals experiencing life transitions.

Her work, transformed from the ancient ethical will, is explained on her website: Her writing about Legacy appears regularly on The Huffington Post-Living,, and She is the author of Women's Lives, Women's Legacies, Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future Generations and The Legacy Workbook for the Busy Woman: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing a Spiritual-Ethical Will in 2 Hours or Less. Freed also writes a monthly subscription e-offering, Legacy Tips&Tools, and is currently working on a new book: Your Legacy Matters: Harvesting the Love and Lessons of Your Life: An Intergenerational Guide for Creating Your Ethical Will.

Her volunteer activities include serving in the US Peace Corps for two years in Tunisia, reading for the Minnesota Society for the Blind for 15 years, and chairing adult education and community legacy at Temple Israel, Minneapolis.

Freed has trained cardiac professionals internationally to support cardiac families. Her book and journal, Heartmates: A Guide for the Spouse and Family of the Heart Patient and The Heartmates Journal: A Companion for Partners of People with Heart Disease, are the only resources available supporting the emotional and spiritual recovery of families coping with heart disease. For more information, visit

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 1999
Format: Paperback
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., featured practitioner in Healing and the Mind, PBS Series & Book by Bill Moyers, and author of the 1995 best seller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, endorsed the book as follows:
"The Heartmates® Meditation Journal is a wise, practical and effective guide for the healing of those touched by the hearts of others. Responsible caring must be founded on self love. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to be there fully and faithfully for those they love."
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