How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide

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Wisdom Publications
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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

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


"An invaluable and eminently practical guide for navigating the many challenges of living with chronic pain and illness."--Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness
"Toni Bernhard shares her own powerful experience of how mindfulness practice can deeply support anyone with chronic illness."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness
"Let Toni Bernhard be your guide in this life-changing journey."--Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind
"Immensely practical and infused with warmth, wisdom, and unflinching honesty."--Dr. Alice Boyes, author of The Anxiety Toolkit
"In this comprehensive book, an empathetic Bernhard offers guidance to those whose lives have been turned upside down by illness. Excellent firsthand instruction for anyone dealing with a debilitating illness."--Booklist
"This book is so honest, so real, and so practical, it is a must have for everyone, patient and caregiver alike."--American Chronic Pain Association