how to be sick (second edition)

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HOW TO BE SICK (SECOND EDITION)

A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

Toni Bernhard Sylvia Boorstein

In 2001, Toni Bernhard got sick and, to her and her partner’s bewilderment, stayed that way. As they faced the confusion, frustration, and despair of a life with sudden limitations—a life that was vastly different from the one they’d thought they’d have together—Toni had to learn how to be sick. In spite of her many physical and energetic restrictions (and sometimes, because of them), Toni learned how to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. This book reminds us that our own inner freedom is limitless, regardless of our external circumstances.

Updated with new insights and practices hard-won from Toni’s own ongoing life experience, this is a must-read for anyone who is—or who might one day be—sick.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $17.95
  • ISBN 9781614294788
  • ebook
  • 256 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614295037
about the author
How to Be Sick (Second Edition)

Toni Bernhard is the author of the award-winning How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers and How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow. Until forced to retire due to illness, Toni was a law professor at the University of California–Davis, serving six years as the dean of students. She has been a practicing Buddhist for over twenty years. Her blog, “Turning Straw Into Gold,” is hosted on the website of Psychology Today. She can be found online at ToniBernhard.com.

Other books by Toni Bernhard:
How To Wake Up
How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

How to Be Sick (Second Edition)

Sylvia Boorstein is the author of many well-known books, including It’s Easier Than You Think, Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist, and Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There. She lives in Geyserville, California.

Other books by Sylvia Boorstein:
12 Steps on Buddha’s Path
Awakening Together