How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni BernhardHow to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard

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

byToni Bernhard

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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Comfort, understanding, and advice for those who are suffering--and those who care for them.

Chronic illness creates many challenges, from career crises and relationship issues to struggles with self-blame, personal identity, and isolation. Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses these challenges and many more, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down.

In her characteristic conversational style, Bernhard shows how to cope and make the most of life despite the challenges of chronic illness. Benefit from:
• Mindfulness exercises to mitigate physical and emotional pain
• Concrete advice for negotiating the everyday hurdles of medical appointments, household chores, and social obligations
• Tools for navigating the strains illness can place on relationships

Several chapters are directed toward family and friends of the chronically ill, helping them to understand what their loved one is going through and how they can help.

Humorous and empathetic, Bernhard shares her own struggles and setbacks with unflinching honesty, offering invaluable support in the search to find peace and well-being.
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 t...
Title:How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:Wisdom PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1614292485

ISBN - 13:9781614292487

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chronic Support It was fortuitous that I saw a copy of this book laying around a table at my local library. Sometimes, books have a way of finding you when you need them the most! Danea Horn tells her personal journey of chronic illness and recovery with such warmth and without any holds barred, inviting one in with such candour and offering a lifeline, specially for those lost in the maze that is the medical system. It is highly recommended for those, like me, in search of holistic wellness. A great place to start and to return to time and again when one needs a more resilient support.
Date published: 2017-01-03

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“Immensely practical and infused with warmth, wisdom, and unflinching honesty.”