Aspen Lecture: Two Sisters: A Story of Care

A bone marrow transplant was Maggie Lake’s only hope of surviving lymphoma, and her sister, Elizabeth Lesser, was the perfect match. But Elizabeth’s decision to become a donor meant not only agreeing to a painful procedure, but also to exploring with Maggie their mind/body connection as they raced against the clock to clean up their relationship and strengthen their bond. Her book, Marrow, explores both their bone marrow transplant and their "soul marrow transplant," and asks us all to consider the healing power in giving fully of ourselves. Psychology Today calls Elizabeth “heartfelt without being Pollyanna, wise without being condescending, and spiritual without being woo-woo.”

Speakers: Elizabeth Lesser
Festival: Spotlight Health 2017

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: Health

Health consumers are increasingly using wearable technology to track and analyze their behavior, and social media to... See more
Nanobiophysics draws together the mainstays of physics, such as mechanical forces and electromagnetic fields, with the... See more
The world of health care, and how to deliver it, is a constant topic for headlines. Beyond congressional wrangling over... See more
Every day, 91 Americans die following an opioid overdose. The misuse of opioids such as prescription pain relievers,... See more
Recent scientific evidence has confirmed significant links between lifestyle habits and cognitive health, but the many... See more
What went right and what went wrong with health care under the Obama Administration? Surely some reasoned, thoughtful... See more

Pages