How to Be Sick Second Edition

Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
ISBN: 161429478X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A brand-new edition of the best-selling classic with added and updated practices. 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 or in pain.

How to Be Sick Second Edition

Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614295034
Format: PDF, ePub
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A brand-new edition of the best-selling classic with added and updated practices. 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 or in pain.

How to Be Sick

Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861719263
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness. Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. The author - who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career - tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make "being sick" the heart of her spiritual practice - and through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. And whether we ourselves are ill or not, we can learn these vital arts from Bernhard's generous wisdom in How to Be Sick.

How to Wake Up

Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614290679
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Intimately and without jargon, How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow describes the path to peace amid all of life's ups and downs. Using step by step instructions, the author illustrates how to be fully present in the moment without clinging to joy or resisting sorrow. This opens the door to a kind of wellness that goes beyond circumstances. Actively engaging life as it is in this fashion holds the potential for awakening to a peace and well-being that are not dependent on whether a particular experience is joyful or sorrowful. This is a practical book, containing dozens of exercises and practices, all of which are illustrated with easy-to-relate to personal stories from the author's experience.

How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness

Author: Toni Bernhard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614292485
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Beloved author Toni Bernhard addresses the challenges of chronic pain and illness, using practical examples to illustrate how mindfulness, equanimity, and compassion can help readers make peace with a life turned upside down. Several chapters are also 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.

Chronic Resilience

Author: Danea Horn
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 1573245941
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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44 million between 20 and 65 live with one or more chronic diseases. Chronic illness comes with stress, and Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Each chapter contains the inspiring stories and insights of women dealing with cancer, autoimmune disorders, idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, transplant, Chron's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, a cranial nerve tumor, Cushing's disease and diabetes. Chronic Resilience shows how to: Stop focusing on things that are out of control - Stop pushing yourself so hard - Develop self-compassion - Shift your perspective, activities and expectations to keep your quality of life as high as can be

You Don t Look Sick

Author: Joy H. Selak
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
ISBN: 1936303426
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chronicles one person's true life story of illness and her physicians compassionate commentary as they journey through the four stages of chronic illness; Getting Sick, Being Sick, Grief and Acceptance and Living Well. Designed for people at all stages of the chronic illness journey, this book is also illuminating for caregivers and loved ones.

Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired

Author: Paul J. Donoghue
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320657
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide to coping with chronic illness teaches readers how to become aware of the attitude they have toward their illnesses and shows how they can communicate with themselves, their doctors, and their loved ones in ways that meet their needs. Original.

The Art of Disappearing

Author: Brahm
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 086171668X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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We strive to make life go smoothly for ourselves and others, but that is expecting from the world something it cannot give. Ajahn Brahm presents timeless wisdom for learning to abandon the headwind of false expectations and follow instead the path of understanding in order to find true joy within. By releasing our attachment to past and future, hope and fear, we can settle into the stillness underlying all our thoughts and discover the bliss of the present moment.

The Arts of Contemplative Care

Author: Cheryl A Giles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614290377
Format: PDF, Docs
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Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the day-to-day words and actions of pastoral workers, each first-person essay in this collection offers a distillation of the wisdom gained over years of compassionate experience. The stories told here are sure to inspire--whether you are a professional caregiver or simply feel inclined toward guiding, healing, and comforting roles. If you are inspired to read this book, or even one touching story in it, you just might find yourself inspired to change a life.