Annie has been teaching classes for me at New York University in both spiritual practice and narrative medicine for many years. Each class has been wonderful. Annie’s presence, wisdom, and compassion come through all that she teaches, and many students have thanked me for the opportunity to work with her. I most highly recommend her as a teacher!
- Bradley Lewis, MD, PhD, Professor of Health Humanities and Culture, NYU
Working with Annie has helped me grow in enormous ways. I am so grateful for her guidance and support with being a more mindful and compassionate human. It has opened my eyes to what is truly important to me, helped me tune in to my values, and approach life in a purposeful and loving way. She is truly a gifted teacher and I hope others will be as inspired by her work as I have been.
- Leah, Wellness Coaching Client
I have had the privilege of working with Annie over several years in programs and research centering on physician wellness. Working with obstetricians in training, she creates spaces for reflection that are usually absent from their lives. She is a talented creator and leader of reflective writing seminars. As an educator and colleague, I have found Annie to be dedicated, compassionate and insightful. Our working sessions are often therapeutic for me! We have worked on research into the factors related to resilience among physicians, and her talents as an investigator further diversify the talents of this special person. You are in good hands with Annie in finding and nurturing sources of wellness in your lives.
- Abigail Ford Winkel, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine
Annie is a big-hearted listener who was born to teach. She has a startling range of spiritual gifts, and I’ve seen them all on retreat. People lose themselves in dance with her. Her narrative practice helps even tight people soften up and say what’s inside. Once you meet her, you’ll want to pour out your heart and ask her advice. Her insights will have you saying, “Wow, I never knew that. Gee, I never thought of it that way.”
- Tom, Retreat Participant
Annie is a gifted teacher, healer, and writer. I have had the pleasure of working with her at two national conferences, one for medical students, and one for the general public. In both instances, I was struck by her remarkable knowledge base, her presence as a speaker, and the innate kindness and compassion which shine through in all her interactions. Her excellent written work on Narrative Medicine has been used by Veterans Health Administrations at a national level and has been well received.
- Adam Rindfleisch, MPhil, MD
Medical Director, Integrative Health
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Annie created such a wonderful reading group! I enjoyed myself immensely and derived true pleasure from it. Annie led the group beautifully and helped us all slow down and savor food talk in all of its many styles, voices, colors, content. So much to talk about, and such a fascinating lens through which to view the world.
- Natalya Murakhver, 'Facing Food' Participant, Co-Founder Apple to Zucchini