Enjoy Every Sandwich: Living Each Day as If it Were Your Last
In the bestselling tradition of The Last Lecture, a physician diagnosed with a terminal illness discovers that he is no longer afraid of dying and shows readers how to embrace a more joyous and satisfying way of living. Lee Lipsenthal had a charmed life: married to the love of his life, the proud father of two remarkable children, working as medical director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. In his personal relationships and with his patients, Lee was committed to living his life fully and gratefully each day. The power of those beliefs were tested in July 2009 when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, leaving him with a 90 percent chance of dying within five years. As Lee and his wife Kathy navigated his diagnosis, illness and treatment, he discovered that he did not fear death, and even as he faced his own mortality, he felt more fully alive than ever before. In the bestselling tradition of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and The Last Lecture, Enjoy Every Sandwich distils everything Lee learned about how we find meaning, purpose and peace in our lives. Told with humour and heart, this deeply inspiring book will help readers embrace their humanity, accept uncertainty and live a life of gratitude - whether they are facing the end now or not.
In the bestselling tradition of The Last Lecture, a physician diagnosed with a terminal illness discovers that he is no longer afraid of dying and shows readers how to embrace a more joyous and satisfying way of living.
"Dr. Lipsenthal is a profound explorer of our inner and outer worlds. "Enjoy Every Sandwich" will help you heal your fear of death and embrace the true joy of life's extraordinary journey." --Edgar Dean Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut "Often, patients given a terminal diagnosis reach a surprising, transforming conclusion you have to be ready to die to embrace being alive. But Lee Lipsenthal tells his story with such intimacy and humanity that this paradoxical fact can be accessed even by those who have not (yet) leaned out over the abyss. To deny death is to deny life. Read "Enjoy Every Sandwich "to know why."--Andrew Weil, M.D., "New York Times "bestselling author of "Healthy Aging "and "8 Weeks to Optimum Health" "This book is about the lessons one learns on the journey from understanding the experience of life and all its difficulties. It contains the profound wisdom derived from the greatest teacher, our mortality. So read on and learn how to spend your life'
LEE LIPSENTHAL, M.D., ABIHM, trained in the prevention of heart disease and in integrative medicine. A popular and respected speaker and author, he was the medical director of Dean Ornish's Preventive Medicine Research Institute for a decade and also served as president of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.