Michele and Andrew discuss the novel, The Reluctant Healer. The autobiographical aspects of the novel, in particular the dynamic of a relationship between a left-brain, conventional-thinking lawyer and a right-brain energy life coach. andrewhimmel.com energy-matters.us Andrew Himmel practices law in New York City and is a founding partner of Himmel & Bernstein, LLP, located in the Flatiron District. Prior to his legal career, Andrew worked in book publishing for The Dial Press, Harper & Row and William Morrow. While at William Morrow, he worked for the veteran editor Harvey Ginsberg, whose writers included Saul Bellow and John Irving. Andrew’s first novel, The Reluctant Healer, won the 2019 International Book Awards in the General Fiction and Inspirational Fiction categories and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018. Michele graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Education. Before becoming an energy healer and life-coach, Michele worked for Estee Lauder as the company’s national promotion manager. Later, Michele launched the “Capsela” toy, which she marketed in over 25 countries, developed a hands-on science curriculum used in the U.S., England and France and promoted the product on national television. She is a universal energy life coach and teacher as well as a certified medical QiGong healer. She is a board member of FIONS (Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences) and a member of the United Nations Society for Enlightenment and Transformation.