This is no ordinary biography, for Vivian Rice is no ordinary woman. Woven through this collection of vignettes are the remedies, recipes, and knowledge gleaned from Rice’s wide-ranging, lifelong study of health. The vivid, soulful storytelling voice in Wild Rice carries you through the twists and turns of Rice’s life story: her itinerant and sometimes shocking childhood, her heart-wrenching and humorous adventures as a young mother, and her early career as a nurse increasingly disturbed by standard medical practices.
Through her hard-won success as an accomplished and cherished businesswoman, health practitioner, and teacher, you will find yourself at once entertained and tutored by an elder. Be it ointments for abrasions and itchy eyes, onion poultices for congestion, or self-hypnosis and meditation techniques, the pages of Wild Rice open you to a whirl of wisdom.
Customer Reviews of Wild Rice:
Vivian’s stories sparkle with insight and wisdom told in a quiet, thoughtful manner. The authors have graciously captured Vivian’s lifetime of knowledge and passed it on to us. A great way to benefit from the experience of an elder, this is a must-read book for anyone who desires to live a full, healthy, and wholesome life.
—Audrey Siow, DC
WOW, what a book. Finally, the history behind the mystery! This book describes the life experiences that distilled to form the amazing Wild Rice. Truly an open spirit, who uses diversity as her medicine. “To doctor” means “to teach,” and that she does every day. Who knew she could repair my carburetor as well?
—Mary Harrow, DO, Dipl. Ac., President of Center for Vital Health, Inc.
Vivian’s qualities are her incredibly bright, clear, on-target mind balanced with her loving and intuitive heart. Combined, she provides wisdom for healing all layers and levels of my wellness—body and soul. She knows so much and offers it with humor that is as valuable as any cleanse or supplement.