Healing the Divide through Narrative Medicine

“There is perhaps apocryphal story that Dale Carnegie related about Abraham Lincoln. One of Lincoln’s advisors was recommending a man for inclusion in his cabinet, and Lincoln said no. “I don’t like his face.” Lincoln reportedly said. Horrified, his advisor said, “But he’s not responsible for his face!” Lincoln replied. “Every man over forty is responsible for his face!” Lincoln understood that over the course of our lives, we create and recreate ourselves in a way consistent with our stories about ourselves and the world around us.” ­– Thom Hartman, Taken from Lewis Mehl-Madrona’s foreword to Narrative Medicine: The Use … Continue reading